Warsaw Ranks Most Affordable Culturewise
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Culture vultures can save hundreds of pounds by doing their homework before booking and swapping expensive cities for cheaper ones - including Warsaw - according to the British company Post Office's Travel Money department, who conducted research on the subject.
Despite its numerous free galleries and museums, London is nearly four times more expensive than Warsaw. The Post Office's annual comparison of the cost of cultural holidays revealed that six tickets to museums and galleries in Warsaw would cost £70 compared to London’s sum of £256. Interestingly, prices in London are dropping, with this year’s total more than 20 per cent lower than 2009.
The price differences between the 12 surveyed countries, all of which offer world-class cultural attractions, were quite spectacular. Ranking as most affordable, Warsaw was followed by Budapest with a total cost of £80, Prague at £93 and Dublin at £102.
The research was based on the assumption that people would want to visit galleries and museums every day on a short break and spend evenings at music-based events.
This shows that Warsaw can soon become a cultural hotspot on the travel map of Europe, attracting not only European residents but also tourists from all over the world. Its unique architecture, peculiar history, excellent cultural programme and affordable prices might turn the Polish capital into the next top destination of the decade.
Before coming, make sure to check one of the our subjective guide to guides to Warsaw.
With the Modern Museum of Art’s long-awaited construction to begin in mid-2016, and the Core Exhibition, presenting the thousand-year history of Polish Jews, scheduled for autumn 2014 at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw is making its way to the centre of Europe’s cultural map.
In the meantime, have a look at our summer edition of the Hipster Guide to Warsaw.
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source: telegraph.co.uk, bbc.com, culture.pl; ed by kd 27/08/14