Warsaw

Ask Your Concierge

28 May 2019
Dear Warsaw In Your Pocket Readers,
 
We are glad to welcome you to Warsaw’s summer season! The sun has finally come to our city and you will be able to enjoy and explore all that Warsaw has to offer.
 
When wandering the streets, don’t forget to walk along the Vistula River with the new boulevards. Each year new sections are being added to the route, so now you can also explore the latest addition between the Gdanski and Poniatowski bridges, with cafes and bars located along the way. Don’t forget to check out the Old Town with its characteristic red rooftops! This is one of the must-see sights when visiting Warsaw. This part of the city was rebuilt so precisely, according to old pictures and documents, that it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1980. If you are in the city on a Saturday, make sure you visit in the evening hours so you can enjoy one of the concerts of the Jazz In The Old Town Festival. Plan on going? Please see the agenda at www.jazznastarowce.pl
 
Going south along the Royal Route you will get to the vast green area of the Royal Łazienki Park located in the heart of the city. It is a picturesque and quiet place to stroll and relax. Every single Sunday of summer at 12:00 and 16:00, you must check out the FREE Chopin piano recitals. This year, for the 60th time, the musical season will be hosted under the monument of Frederic Chopin. Each year more than 80,000 visitors come to the park to enjoy the classical music and sunshine. This year concerts will be organized from May 19th till September 29th. Don’t miss out! To check the nearest recital, please have a look at http://koncerty-chopinowskie.pl
 
Don’t feel like doing so much walking? Why not use one of the public tourist lines, which include not only buses (even vintage buses like the iconic Warsaw bus 'Jelcz', known colloquially as the  'cucumber') and special old trams, but also ferries to cross the Vistula river, and ferries to go further afield along the river and the Żeran Canal to Serock. Make sure to check the timetable prior to any trip, as this is a very popular tourist attraction – it can get crowded! The current timetable is available at www.ztm.waw.pl
 
Summer is also the best season of the year to enjoy Polish cuisine. The best choice of local specialties, including strawberry delights, can be also found at DownTown restaurant located on the first floor of InterContinental Warszawa Hotel, overlooking the green park located next to the Palace of Culture & Science. For meat lovers – the new burger menu must not be missed! Please have a look at http://warszawa.intercontinental.com.
 
Starving for more? The newcomer on the Warsaw culinary map – a brand new restaurant, Fork, by a famous Polish chef, Robert Sowa – is waiting for you with a wide choice of local ingredients. This is a place where Polish tastes are served with a modern twist. You can book a table in the main dining area, but also at the chef’s table or a VIP room. To reserve, please go to www.forkrestaurant.pl
 
Still having doubts about visiting our city? Just ask one of the Concierges in any of Warsaw's hotels and they will be more than happy to give you more tips and recommendations for a perfect stay in the capital of Poland!
 
See you soon!
 
Michał Borowiak
Head Concierge at InterContinental Warszawa Hotel
Les Clefs d’Or member since 2010

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