Warsaw

Warsaw

by DK Travel Writers
     
 
Truly the guides that show you what others only tell you, this book features stunning 3D and cutaway views of museums, cathedrals, and other must-see sights; detailed street maps; a handy phrase section; advice on the best places to eat, drink, shop, sleep, and be entertained; and a Survival Guide to help the traveler sort out essential information such as currency,

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Truly the guides that show you what others only tell you, this book features stunning 3D and cutaway views of museums, cathedrals, and other must-see sights; detailed street maps; a handy phrase section; advice on the best places to eat, drink, shop, sleep, and be entertained; and a Survival Guide to help the traveler sort out essential information such as currency, transportation, and communications. As world traveler and TV personality Michael Palin says, "the Eyewitness Travel Guides are irresistibly seductive.... They also deliver where it matters most -- uncluttered and accurate information." From its galleries to its landmark churches, more than 800 striking color photographs capture the capital of Poland in DK's Eyewitness Travel Guide: Warsaw. Seven district chapters (Old Town, New Town, Around Solidarity Avenue, The Royal Route, Marshal Street, The Former Jewish Ghetto, and Around Lazienki) lead you through the city with precise street-by-street maps and illustrated 3-D aerial views, and direct you to key attractions such as the celebrated Royal Castle. This superb Baroque structure is depicted in a four-page layout highlighted by an overview of the grounds, photos of its principle architectural features, complete interior floor plans, and photos of its dazzling royal chambers. A brilliant two-page spread guides you through the Saxon Gardens and showcases its main statuary and monuments. Additional layouts spotlight St. John's Cathedral, Old Town Market Square, the Grand Theatre, the Palace of Science and Culture, the Path of Remembrance, and the National Museum. Three scenic guided walks take you along the Left Bank of the Vistula River, through the green parks of Jazdow andPowisle, or around the Saska Kepa district. A chapter taking you Farther Afield spotlights key attractions on the outskirts of the city, as well as a listing of day trips accessible from Warsaw. Additional chapters showcase Warsaw's remarkable history, its famous citizens, and Polish cuisine. If Warsaw is your destination, this entertaining, informative, and educational travel guide is a must.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
With the motto "guides that show you what others only tell you," this guide does just that with lavish color photos, cutaway drawings, an excellent indexed city map, engaging page design, and a nose for the best of the city's offerings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789416148
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Series:
Eyewitness Travel Guides Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.98(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.69(d)

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