My favourite place: Warsaw, Poland

The latest in our historical holiday series finds Chandrika Kaul exploring a rejuvenated and restored eastern European capital

The reconstructed Castle Square offers a glimpse of how Warsaw would have looked in the past. (Photo by Alamy)

This article was first published in the February 2019 edition of BBC History Magazine

Can I start with a confession? On the (ashamedly) few occasions I have contemplated Poland as a destination for a city break, I have been drawn to the old-world ambience of Kraków. However, as 2018 marked the centenary of Poland declaring its independence from the German, Austrian and Russian empires, it seemed the perfect year to explore the country’s capital. And, as I soon discovered, Warsaw is a revelation.

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