The Palace of Culture and Science
Histoire Site historique
It is the tallest building in Poland and an icon of the city. The socialist-realist building is visible from almost every corner of the capital. It contains theatres, a cinema and museums. Go to the observation deck on the 30th floor and admire the panoramic views of Warsaw, including spectacular skyscrapers and both banks of the Vistula.
plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Pologne
1 Old town
Rebuilt after the Second World War and entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Old Town impresses with the artistry of its architecture. Walk around the Old Town Market Square, take a picture at the Mermaid statue, visit the Museum of Warsaw and enter the 14th-century cathedral and the Baroque-Classicist Royal Castle.
Vieille ville de Varsovie, 00-001 Varsovie, Pologne
Take a walk through the streets of the New Town full of atmospheric corners, historical churches and cosy cafes. Visit the Maria Skłodowska-Curie Museum, where you will see memorabilia related to the Polish Nobel Prize winner in chemistry and physics, who discovered the elements radium and polonium used in the first cancer therapies.
Warsaw New Town, 00-001 Warsaw, Pologne
View the Castle’s valuable collections, which include royal insignia and thrones as well as paintings by famous painters such as Rembrandt, Canaletto and Matejko. Towering above the Castle Square is a column commemorating King Sigismund III Vasa, which is a favourite meeting place for locals.
plac Zamkowy 4, 00-277 Warszawa, Pologne
Take a stroll along the city’s showcase route that joins three former royal residences: the Royal Castle, Royal Łazienki Park and Wilanów Palace. Along the way, step into the historic churches, palaces and parks from different periods.
Krakowskie Przedmieście 79, 01-195 Warszawa, Pologne
This innovative museum commemorates the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. You will learn about its history, listen to the stories of insurgents about the dramatic events of World War II, see the replica of the Liberator bomber and watch the 3D animation ‘City of Ruins’ depicting destroyed Warsaw.
Grzybowska 79, 00-844 Warszawa, Pologne
In Royal Łazienki Park, you will find an orangery, an amphitheatre and a Chinese garden. Visit the classicist Palace on the Isle, which holds paintings from the collection of King Stanisław August Poniatowski. The park hosts various cultural events, including the famous Sunday Chopin Concerts at the Fryderyk Chopin monument.
Agrykola 1, 00-460 Warszawa, Pologne
The boulevards have many attractions: viewpoints, trampolines, a mini-beach, water trams, cafes and bars on barges and restaurants in pavilions with dishes from around the world. On summer weekends, take part in spectacular laser shows under the open sky in the Multimedia Fountain Park.
Złota 59, 00-804 Warszawa, Pologne
The museum houses over 830,000 items, including works of Polish and world art, as well as the largest collection of Nubian culture relics in Europe. If you are a fan of design, visit the Polish Design Gallery, which showcases the most interesting works of Polish designers from different eras.
al. Jerozolimskie 3, 00-495 Warszawa, Pologne
The right-bank district avoided significant war damage and is therefore considered the most authentic part of the city. In Praga, take a look at the renovated post-industrial spaces: Praga Koneser Center with the Polish Vodka Museum and Soho Factory with the Neon Museum. Also visit the Warsaw Praga Museum, where you will learn about the district’s history.
Praga, 00-001 Varsovie, Pologne