Saturday, 19 November 2011

The Old Town of Warsaw

I have recently participated in a meeting od Polish Postcrossers held in the Old Town of Warsaw. The Old Town of Warsaw is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was almost completely destroyed during World War II and then rebuilt based on Bernardo Bellotto's 18th-century paintings. The most impressive building is the Royal Castle.

You can see it better here

On the Castle Square you can see the Sigismund's Column. Sigismund III Vasa (Zygmunt III Waza) was a king of Poland who moved the capital od the country from Kraków (Cracow) to Warsaw in 1596.

If you ever visit the Old Town of Warsaw, you must walk along of the city Walls ...

... and see the Barbicane.

I love walking through the Old Town of Warsaw. But this time, the purpose of the visit was special - I had loads of postcards to sigh and send. I invite you all to It is a great way to visit the world without travelling. And a great place to make new friend as well :).