So you think you know Warsaw off-by-heart? Then impress that special someone with a romantic safari around the heart(s) of the city…
ul. Przyczółkowa 394
Unveiled in 2012, this dinky 12-meter bridge is best enjoyed at night when fully illuminated. Having snapped your own love lock to the railings, coincide your visit to Wilanów with a nighttime walk around the Royal Garden of Light.
Church of the Holy Cross
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 3
He might be buried in Paris, but you’ll find Chopin’s heart in Warsaw – preserved in a crystal jar filled with cognac. Encased inside a column, the composer’s ticker was exhumed in 2014 in a top secret ceremony held to assess its general state. Swiftly reinterred, hang around till 2064 for its next scheduled check-up.
Wall of Hearts
Noted for the navy-colored building that arches over this tight cobbled alley, the walls flanking this narrow twitten were once sheathed in hearts etched into the plaster by passing lovebirds. Though most have since been painted over, some have survived the recent clean-up.
I Love Warsaw!
The true measure of the Warsaw Spire’s success hasn’t been the applause directed towards the landmark 220-meter tower, but the popularity of the public area on ground level. Of the features, the best loved is the Kocham Warszawę sign: go on, be a tourist and stick your head through the heart.
Before: a gloomy tenement with a facade the color of a dead pigeon. Now: a vibrant piece of wall art sprayed by Rafał Olbiński and Belgian artist Francois Schuiten. With a bit of TLC, a dark block has been given new life and meaning.