Old Town

The Warsaw Old Town is the oldest part of the capital city. It is one of the most popular and well-known tourist attractions in Warsaw. The heart of the area is the Old Town Market Place, rich in restaurants, cafés and shops. Surrounding streets feature medieval architecture such as the city walls, the Barbican and St. John’s Cathedral. Warsaw’s Old Town has been placed on the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites as an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century. There are many squares, the most famous one is Castle Square (plac Zamkowy). This square is dominated by Zygmunt’s Column, which towers above the beautiful Old Town houses. Enclosed between the Old Town and the Royal Castle, Castle Square is steeped in history. Here was the gateway leading into the city called the Kraków Gate (Brama Krakowska). Canon Square (plac Kanonia), behind St. John’s Cathedral, is a small triangular square. Its name comes from the 17th-century tenement houses which belonged to the canons of the Warsaw chapter. In the middle of the square, is the bronze bell of Warsaw, that Grand Crown Treasurer Jan Mikołaj Daniłowicz, founded in 1646 for the Jesuit Church in Jarosław.


Palace of Culture and Science

This building is the highest one in Poland, standing at 237 m (it has 42 floors). It was built between 1952 and 1955 as a „gift of the Soviet people to the Polish nation” from Joseph Stalin. The Palace has a post office, cinema, swimming pool, museums, libraries and theaters. It is one of the largest conference facilities in Warsaw, comfortably accommodating more than 4,500 participants at a time, at dozens of meetings and training conferences annually. The big attraction for tourists and residents is the ‚trzydziestka’, a large terrace on the 30th floor of the Palace, where you can admire the gorgeous panorama of Warsaw.


Copernicus Science Center

Copernicus Science Center is not a typical museum, you can experiment there! On 22.000 m² one can carry out experiments, which make complicated natural phenomena understandable – and have great fun at the same time. There are many exhibitions, the most famous ones are: „The World on the Move” (one can experience for oneself, how the astronaut Neil Armstrong must have felt, when he was standing on the moon), „Re:Generation” (makes us aware, what we are afraid of and why), „Lightzone” (is a perfect place for people who like crime mysteries), „Humans and the Environment” (the visitor himself becomes the most important exhibit). One of the greatest attractions is also the planetarium „The Sky of Copernicus”, where projections onto a dome screen surrounding the auditorium and modern multimedia technology give the participants the impression that they are travelling to the remotest corners of the cosmos, into the depths of an ocean or inside a volcano. A special show even allows us to return to the beginnings of life on earth. From the roof of the Copernicus Science Centre one has a view on the Vistula and the Praga bank, the Świętokrzyski bridge, the national stadium and the neighbouring roof garden of the university library.


Łazienki Królewskie Park-Palace Complex

Łazienki Królewskie Museum is a Palace-Garden complex which includes a park and numerous historical objects including Myślewicki Palace, White House, Old Orangery, Podchorążówka and Amphitheatre. In the 18th century it became the most beautiful planned area in Warsaw and one of the most beautiful in Europe, equally stunning in terms of its greenery and architecture. Łazienki performs a variety of functions: it is a museum, a place of cultural, scientific and entertainment events, and a favourite place for walks. It is also an important place for music lovers. For 50 years, at the foot of the world’s most famous monument of Fryderyk Chopin.

Palace on the Island is the most important building in the garden. Its history is closely connected with the reign of Stanisław August Poniatowski, the last Polish king. He decided to expand a small pavilion of Lubomirski’s Bath to serve as one of his residences. The Palace, though badly damaged, survived World War II and was re-opened to the public in 1960. In every nook and corner of the Łazienki Royal Park you can find a variety of unusual statues and monuments, with the most important ones being:  Jan III Sobieski Monument , Chopin Monument and Henryk Sienkiewicz Monument.


Warsaw Rising Museum

This museum is one of the most famous places in Warsaw. Opened on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of fighting in the city, it is a tribute to those who fought and died for a free Poland and its capital. The exhibition shows the struggle of everyday life before and during the Warsaw Uprising and the horror of occupation – which was a complex international situation – to the post-war communist terror and the fate of insurgents in the PRL. Images and sounds present the days prior to the outbreak of the Uprising, its subsequent phases, as well as the insurgents’ exit and their subsequent fate.


POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

The Museum is located in Muranów. Before World War II, this was the central point of a district inhabited mostly by the Jewish population, while during the war and after setting up the ghetto, the building served as the seat of Judenrat, a ghetto council selected by German authorities. The mission of this museum it is to build new layers of the common ground between the two so tragically tried nations. A permanent exhibition was opened to public in 2014. The facility also holds various kinds of meetings, concerts, theatre performances and other events.


Wilanów Park-Palace Complex

The Wilanów Palace is one of the most precious monuments of Polish Baroque. Built for King Jan III Sobieski at the end of the 17th century and gradually expanded by successive owners, it represents an unusual combination of a traditional Polish court with an Italian rural villa and a French chateau. The two-level garden is the ‚frame’ of Wilanów Palace, and somehow manages to combine a stylish Baroque garden, a romantic English-Chinese park, an English landscape park and a neo-Renaissance garden into a stylish and harmonious whole. The eastern part of the grounds are surrounded by a lake, the southern end of which has a cascading water feature, and the whole of the garden is decorated with sculptures, fountains and miniature samples of architecture


National Stadium

The National Stadium in Warsaw was built for the European Football Championship UEFA EURO 2012™ in place of the former 10th-Anniversary Stadium. It is located close to the Old Town and city centre. It is well visible from many places in Warsaw, being especially attractive from the side of the Zamkowy Square. The white and red elevation of the stadium refers to the Polish national colours. One of the stadium advantages is its retractable roof. It opens within approx. 15 minutes, which in itself is a great show. The stadium was built not only with sport events in mind but also as a venue for great artistic spectacles and various mass events. The National Stadium visitors may also use an ecumenical chapel.