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One of Warsaw's most popular thoroughfares is Krakowskie Przedmiescie, or Krakow Suburb Street. This street was once the start of a route that connected Warsaw with Kraków (hence the name). Now, the road connects Zamkowy Place in Old Town to Nowy Swiat’s (New World Street's) shops and restaurants. It is also known for its abundance of sights, including Czapski Palace (where Polish composer Frédéric Chopin once lived), the 17th-century Presidential Palace and monuments for notable Polish figures like Adam Mickiewicz and Nicolaus Copernicus.
Although one visitor described the street's restaurants as "a bit expensive" and "not as good" as other Warsaw eateries, many highly recommended taking a leisurely stroll here. But remember to wear comfortable shoes, since this road is more than a half-mile long.
Krakow Suburb Street is situated within walking distance of several museums and hotels. If you're not staying downtown, multiple bus routes travel up and down the road. The tram's Stare Miasto stop and the metro’s Nowy Swiat-Uniwersytet station are also located at the thoroughfare's north and south ends, respectively. The street is free to visit 24 hours a day, but stores and restaurants operate individual hours.
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