Paris, London, Rome…Warsaw? When most people think about their dream European vacation, Poland usually doesn’t make that list or even come close to cracking the top 10. If tourists do come to Poland, they tend to skip over Warsaw to favor its little sister city, Krakow, because it is considered more beautiful. Okay, it is more beautiful, but only because Krakow made it out of World War II untouched while Warsaw had to be completely rebuilt. Although it’s true that Warsaw may not carry the same reputation and allure for tourism the way other famous European capitals do, this city does offer a dynamic atmosphere and energy that you cannot find anywhere else.

Here are a few awesome reasons why Warsaw should make it on your travel to-do list.