Most of Warsaw was tragically destroyed in the bombings and conflict during WWII – in fact, over 90% of the city was decimated.
Thankfully, a small section of Warsaw’s Old Town still remains and a lot of work was put into the city to restore the history of the area.
Nowadays, a walk around the Old Town is a must-do for any visitor to Warsaw. Many companies provide free walking tours around the area which highlight the complex history of this ‘phoenix-like’ city. (Aptly nicknamed the phoenix for it’s ability to ‘rise out of the ashes’ following such loss).
We joined one such tour and had a lovely stroll around Old Town during a cold and gloomy mid-November morning.