A painstakingly accurate reconstruction of Warsaw before its systematic destruction during WWII, Old Town is a testament to the Polish people's desire to both remember and to thrive. Great landmarks such as the cathedral of St. Paul and the Royal Castle have been meticulously restored to their former glory, and offer visitors a glimpse of Warsaw's rich history and medieval architecture. But far from being just a place of somber remembrance, this unique cultural area is alive with squares (Old Town Market, Castle Square, etc.) shops, restaurants and plenty of interesting nooks and crannies to explore. And yes, it's a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site. You'll be here at some point anyway, so might as well do a little research and make the most of the truly impressive surroundings.
Location:West of the Vistula River, between Grodzka, Mostowa and Podwale Streets, Warsaw