Top 30 places to see in Warsaw
Warsaw is a city with centuries of history. Since the 16th century it has been the capital of Poland. The city has been repeatedly attacked by enemy nations. The greatest damage was inflicted on Warsaw at the end of World War II. The city was razed to the ground. The residents of Warsaw rebuilt it literally brick by brick. Thanks to their work, Warsaw is today a thriving city, enjoying both residents and tourists in its beauty and unique architectural style.
30 things to see in Warsaw
- See the bronze column of King Sigismund in Castle Square. It was this monarch who once moved the capital of Poland from Krakow to Warsaw. Also on the square you can touch a medieval monument – a fragment of a fortress wall, which in ancient times surrounded the Old Town.
- It is one of the main attractions of Warsaw – Royal Castle, the former residence of Polish monarchs. There are always different exhibitions open for tourists. You can wander through the castle halls, enjoy the exhibition of landscapes. By the way, entrance to the castle on Sundays is completely free.
- Take a photo with the statue of the Warsaw Siren on the Market Square. This statue is a symbol of the city. The locals will gladly tell you the ancient legend connected with it.
- Walk around the palace and park complex Royal Lazienki. The area of the complex is 76 hectares. Here you can not only walk around the park zone, but also visit the famous Lazienki Palace on the island, the Myshlewicz Palace, the Hermitage, the Diana sanctuary, and many other places of interest.
- Take an excursion to Wilanów Palace, one of the few buildings that survived the Second World War.
- Watch the film “Warsaw Will Never Forget” at the Historical Museum. The film tells of the impressive extent of the destruction of the Polish capital during World War II and the painstaking work of the restorers who rebuilt the city. The museum exhibition is very diverse and occupies 4 floors, so you will not get bored.
- Old Town. It is one of the most beautiful places in Warsaw. You can feel the historical atmosphere of medieval Warsaw, take a walk in cobblestone streets, take a ride in a real carriage.
- Market Square. Here you can buy works of local artists, or order a portrait of yourself.
- If you want to go on a 3-hour bicycle tour around Warsaw, you can order one in Russian.
- To visit the National Art Gallery “Zachęta” (Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki)
11. Visit the Warsaw Zoo. Now the collection of the Warsaw Zoo has almost 5 thousand animals, among which there are rare and endangered species.
Taste national Polish cuisine in small family restaurants, e.g. “At Fuker’s”. Order the famous bigos, zrazy, or pazy. Try the marinated pork hooves. The gastronomic pleasure is inexpressible.
13. Try a taste of Polish beer (Bazyliszek, Pinta, Artezan) in one of the many pubs of the city. For example in the pub PiwPaw.
14. See a spectacular light and sound water show at the Multimedia Fountain Park.
15. Enjoy the divine sound of the organ in St. John’s Cathedral, near Castle Square. It was in this cathedral that the coronation of the last Polish king took place.
16. Visit a unique landmark in Warsaw – the two-tiered exotic plant garden on the roof of the library of the University of Warsaw. Admission for tourists is free!
17. Visit the Museum of the Polish Army and the National Museum as well. Why two museums in one place? Because they are located in one building.
18. To see the wonderful Chopin Museum in Warsaw.
19. To visit the Warsaw Uprising Museum on Bartycka Street. Immediately after the war, out of the rubble of the destroyed city was poured a 120-meter mound with a monument to Poland at war on top.
20. To feel like a real researcher, to make an independent scientific discovery in the Copernicus Science Center.
21. To see the Palace of Culture and Science, a gift of the Soviet people to Poland. This building is the tallest in all of Poland, and it also has the second largest clock in the world. From the observation deck of the building there is a beautiful view of the city.
22. Visit the observation deck on the top floor of the Palace of Culture and Science (Pałac Kultury i Nauki). From the observation deck you can see the whole capital city.
23. Taste delicious sweets made according to old Polish recipes at Blikle.
24. Have fun and healthy activities at the Wodny Park water park.
25. Visit the largest church in Warsaw – Holy Cross Church built in the 16th century.
26. Take a photo against the Barbican wall that was built in the 14th century and protected the city from invaders up to the end of the 18th century. 27.
27. See the exhibitions at the Center for Contemporary Art (Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej)
28. Expand your knowledge at the Museum of Technology and Industry (Muzeum Techniki i Przemysłu), also located in the Palace of Culture and Science.
29 . Enjoy jazz music in the Tygmont Jazz Club.
30. For those who love geology, we recommend visiting the Geological Museum of the State Geological Institute (Muzeum Geologiczne Państwowego Instytutu Geologicznego).
Nowadays Warsaw is much less popular with tourists than other European capitals. And for good reason. It is a beautiful city which is always glad to see tourists!