Warsaw has been voted Europe’s top city following a poll conducted by European Best Destinations.
Drawing over half a million votes in all, the vote saw 20 cities battle it out for the title of Europe’s top city.
Cited, in particular, for ‘culture’, ‘Instagrammers’, ‘lovers’, families’, ‘shopping’, ‘safety’, ‘green spaces’ and ‘foodies’, the Polish capital found itself called, “beautiful, friendly, green, open-minded, perfect for a family city break, a cultural city break, a shopping experience, and a romantic stay.”
Continuing, the website said: “You will be dazzled by its emblematic places such as the Old Town Market Square and its colourful buildings, the Palace of Culture and Science which is the tallest building in Poland, the Łazienki Park and its palaces, pavilions and orangeries.
“During your stay in the Best European destination 2023 do not miss to stroll down Krakowskie Przedmieście, the most prestigious street in Warsaw.”
They added: “Warsaw is a dynamic and sparkling city and there are a thousand activities and experiences to enjoy in Warsaw from tasting local culinary specialties, to a hot air balloon flight or zip line in one of the city’s parks.”
Also noted was Warsaw’s safety: “Warsaw is considered one of the safest city breaks in Europe,” said the final appraisal, before reminding readers that the city was three times safer than Paris and twice safer than Rome.