Spending a day in Poland may seem too little as the country has a lot to offer for any tourist. Warsaw is well-connected by two big international airports, Chopin and Modlin. If a visitor is in Warsaw and wants to know something about the place, perhaps the best way to start would be to roam around the place and talk to the locals so that one can get an idea of the place and it's surrounding. One of the best parts of Warsaw is that unlike other major cities in Europe, it is quite cheap while at the same time there is much to enjoy here. The food and entertainment choices of the country are enormous and therefore it can be a nice way to start out with a sumptuous breakfast at a cafe.
Breakfast in Polish is known as "sniadanie" and usually consists of sandwiches, 'kanapka' or 'zapiekanka' which have meat spreads, cheese, sliced pickles, tomatoes, etc. in addition to oatmeals, and sausages among other things. There are some outstanding cafes where lavish breakfast can be enjoyed like the Cafe Bristol, Kura Domowa, 6/12, etc. After having a full breakfast, one can surely enjoy the Old Town that has a scenic market square where some time can easily be spent. The Square is a 12th-century place that has retained its old world charm and a visitor will love to see the period buildings and beautiful houses after enjoying a drink in the market.
If a visitor is in the Old Town, there are some places that ought to be visited here so that one can understand the rich Polish culture and its legacy. The Historical Museum Of Warsaw is one such place that retains the art, culture, and history of the country through the years.
The University of Warsaw is also a place that can be visited by anyone who has a leaning towards art and literature. If a visitor wants to know about the Polish Romanticism era, visiting the Adam Mickiewicz Museum Of Literature can be quite helpful. For a peek into history, one can always consider going to the Royal Castle that is located in this area.
For enjoying one's lunch after visiting all these places, it is highly recommended that a visitor enjoys the Polish hospitality in all its gaiety at one of the best restaurants in town. Bazyliszek is a known place serving traditional Polish cuisines along with some foreign menus and is housed in a traditional wooden-ceiling building. Then, there is Polka, which is situated in a Polish home and serves some of the best conventional pork chops covered in breadcrumbs along with onion and mashed potatoes. For meat enthusiasts, one can always visit Kmicic that is located in Ulica Piwna in Old Town.
After lunch, one has an option of either to enjoy the city's exuberant shopping area or to know more about its rich history. If shopping is what one prefers, then one can head straight away to the country's most sought-after place, the Ulica Nowy Swiat or the New World Street where one can get many types of things as well as many Polish items and souvenirs. The area is part of the Royal Route and falls between the Old Town and Warsaw's Royal Castle.
If a visitor wants to know the history of the country, visiting the Warsaw's Rising Museum can open the doors to its turbulent past and all that the Polish population suffered during the Nazi oppression. There are many exhibits in this museum that help in showcasing the two-month long revolt which happened at that time. Visitors can enter this museum for free every Sunday.
One can also visit the 231-meter imposing structure - the Palace of Culture and Science. It serves as a public institution and many types of cultural events like theaters, concerts, and cinemas are held here.
If you are all stressed out with the history, then there are a lot of themed restaurants in the city and visiting them for dinner can be quite enthralling. Otherwise, if a person likes to party, Warsaw has a lot to offer. Drinks at Podwale, Ritual, and the Klar Cocktail Bar can be simply superb. Level 27 is one place that is also highly frequented by a lot of tourists.
One can see that the country has a lot to offer and 24-hours can only be a very short time. Yet, if planned properly, then one can surely get a glimpse of the country in the most satisfactory manner.