Discover Warsaw: Walking tour on 29th September 2020
29th September The outnum has just started but we still enjoy walking. This time we decided to meet in an area of Old Town. Just in front of the statue of world famous Polish astronomer Mikołaj Kopernik, coled by foreigners in Latin as Nicolaus Copernicus. There couldn’t be a better place for him, as in front of Polish Academy of Science. We also see a newer part of the monument: a solar system that is made on the ground in stones of different colors and all its planets, made of bronze. It was not far away from the Church of Holy Cross, where we saw the place where Frederics Chopin’s heart is buried. We were inside and had the possibility to admire one of the most beautiful statues of Polish Pope John Paul II. Walking towards the Old Town we passed the Academy of Art and one of the best Polish universities:University of Warsaw. We learned in which church Chopin played the organ and why the Visitations Nons deny to connect the outer world. Now we know that we should call Raffles only as Europejski Hotel, like all Varsovians do. But it’s rather better to stay in Bristol Hotel, which is next to Polish President’s Residence – Presidential Palace. Being there we may think that we are in Italy: Józef Poniatowski’s statue is almost a twin to the statue of Mark Aurelius in Rome . And now we know why it is like that 🙂 We passed the Herberts Hoovers Square. This American president saved millions of lives from starvation. It was just after the Great War. We finished our tour just after we saw were born in Warsaw Polish scientist Maria Skłodowska knew around the world better as Madam Curie made her first experiments.
On this day we were really lucky: we stay dry. Yes, it started to rain, but we already sat comfortably in a cafe in the Royal Castle, drinking a famous there coffee, named after the Castle: “Kawa Zamek”.