Antiques Hunting Walk (Self Guided), Warsaw

Take a few fascinating steps back in time when you visit Warsaw's Old Town district. This UNESCO World Heritage site features a maze of cobblestone streets, attractive plazas and original tenement façades. The historical highlights also extend to some of the shops, where you can browse and purchase antiques and collectables from numerous eras and centuries. There are vintage bookshops selling ancient local maps, sketches and postcards and other stores with shelves filled with art, traditional Boleslawiec pottery and an Aladdin's cave of old treasures.

A wonderful spot for some relaxation while you are in the Old Town is the Market Square. Find a selection of cafés and restaurants housed in reconstructed Renaissance style buildings. Just north of the Old Town is the New Town, a place that boasts a number of churches, some of which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. They include the Baroque style Church of the Holy Spirit and the Church of the Visitation of Blessed Virgin Mary. This early 15th-century Gothic building is one of the oldest churches in the city.

The main thoroughfare though the New Town area is Freta Street, which starts at the Barbican, the semicircular defensive tower that separates the Old and New Town.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Antiques Hunting Walk Map

Guide Name: Antiques Hunting Walk
Guide Location: Poland » Warsaw
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Author: Linda

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