Warsaw Travel Guide - useful tips and information

 

Prices in Warsaw


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Warsaw is the most expensive city in Poland, but comparing to other European capital cities it is still quiet cheap. If you are staying in Warsaw for a longer time then we recommend doing shopping in one of the big supermarkets which offer best prices for all everyday-use products and food.

Police and Safety


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Warsaw is very safe city, definitely not less safe than most of the West-European capitals. Of course it is always wise to stay cautious. In all tourist areas in Warsaw there are police officers patrolling the streets so it gives an extra feeling of safety.

Time zone holidays opening hours in Warsaw


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Warsaw lies is in the Central European Time Zone. Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1). Like most states in Europe, Summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is observed in Poland Time, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour; 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).

Money exchanging banks in Warsaw


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There are many money exchange points in Warsaw which can be used by travellers. Our advise is to avoid any exchanges in banks due to much worse rate of exchange – banks add very high commission on each transaction.

Weather / when to come to Warsaw


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Best time of the year to visit Warsaw is probably from May to September as there is a big chance of nice, warm and sunny weather in this period. During the summer however some occasional downpours happen but generally July is the warmest month.

Arriving to Warsaw by car


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If you plan to visit Warsaw by car, please remember about having you driving license and car’s registration documents with you. Foreign driving licenses are valid in Poland. Travelling on Polish roads is free, except just a few short ways but none of them is around Warsaw.

Arriving to Warsaw by Train


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Warsaw has very good connection with rail network. It is in the centre of national network having direct connections with all important cities and regions in Poland. It also has a couple of international connections and probably will have more in the near future as a lot work is being done during the EURO 2012...

Arriving to Warsaw by Plane


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Main airport in Warsaw and also the biggest one in Poland is Frederic Chopin International Airport at Okecie. It is pretty small comparing to airports in other European capitals but at least it is located within city borders. Distance between airport and city centre is approx 12 km.

History of Warsaw


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Warsaw history starts in the end of 13th century when Mazovian Dukes established a new town on high embankment of the Vistula River – Warsaw Scarp. This settlement was exactly where today Royal Castle is located.

Geography of Warsaw


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Warsaw lies on the Great European Plain stretching from Ural Mountains in Russia to Atlantic Ocean coast in France. Polish part of this unit is called Mazovia-Podlasie Lowland. The most precise geographical name for this location would be Warsaw Valley on the banks of Vistula river. Vistula is the longest river in...

The Maria Sklodowska Curie Museum


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The Maria Skłodowska-Curie Museum is located in the house where Maria Skłodowska-Curie was born. Maria Skłodowska-Curie was the firts Nobel prize-winning woman scienti

Poster Museum at Wilanow


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The Poster Museum at Wilanów was opened in 1968 as a branch of the National Museum in Warsaw. The nucleus of the collection, namely several thousands of posters from the National Museum in Warsaw were granted by Professor Stanislav Lorentz, the Directore of the National Museum. The exhibition halls were converted...

Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw


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The Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw was founded in 1888. It is located in a neo-renaissance building designed by E Marconi.

Museum of Asia and the Pacific in Warsaw


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The Museum of Asia and the Pacific was opened in 1976. It has two galleries one called Nusantra which is to be found on Nowogrodzka Street and the second one called the Asian located on Freta Street.

Earth Museum in Warsaw


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The Earth Museum is situated across the old Branicki Palace and a villa designed in 1781. The collection of the museum includes 150, 000 rock and mineral samples, as well as irregular stones of imposing dimentions, paleontological finds and one of the world's largest collection of amber.

Museum of Cartoon Art and Caricature


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This museum is located in the Gardener's House at the Primate's Palace. It was founded in 1978 and the idea of creating such museum came from the master of Polish caricature, Eryk Lipinski.

Fryderyk Chopin s Museum


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Chopin’s Museum in Warsaw is located in Gniskich – Ostrogskich Palace in the seat of Fryderyk Chopin Society. The music, smell and light – these are only some of the special effects, which are waiting to stimulate the visitors’ senses. Innovative approach to the subject of Chopin’s life and output wins...

Kopernik Science Centre


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The Copernicus Science Centre building was erected on the bank of the Vistula River in the very heart of Warsaw (the corner of Wybrzeze Kosciuszkowskie and Zajecza streets, above the Wislostrada tunnel). In June 2008 the tender for the construction of our building was completed. In July 2008, first spade was put in...

Zacheta Gallery


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The origins of Zacheta can be traced back to 1860, when the Society for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts was founded in Warsaw (at the time when the city was located within the Russian partition zone). As a civic initiative it was intended to promote art for the mutual benefit of both artists and society at large.

Museum of the Warsaw Uprising


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Museum was founded in the former tram depot on Przyokopowa Street in the Wola Quarter. It was opened in 2006 on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of fighting in Warsaw in 1944. It is very modern museum with audio-visual media which recall the atmosphere of insurrectionary Warsaw. The Museum is a tribute of...

Museum of Technology


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Museum of Technology is located in the Palace of Culture and Science. It was first opened to public in 1955, when the Palace of Culture and Science hosted a great exhibit "Technological advancement in the service of humanity".

Archeological Museum in Warsaw


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Museum of Technology is located in the Palace of Culture and Science. It was first opened to public in 1955, when the Palace of Culture and Science hosted a great exhibit "Technological advancement in the service of humanity".

Warsaw Historical Museum


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Museum of Technology is located in the Palace of Culture and Science. It was first opened to public in 1955, when the Palace of Culture and Science hosted a great exhibit "Technological advancement in the service of humanity".

Museum of the Polish Army


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Museum was founded by Marshal Jozef Pilsudski in 1920 but its present location and style comes from 1933. It contains a collection of Polish arms and armour from medieval times to the end of the Second World War. It is the largest collection of this kind in Poland. The oldest exhibit is a gold helmet from the time...

National Museum in Warsaw


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National Museum was founded in 1862 as a Museum of Fine Arts. It has its present status since 1916 is known as the National Museum. Since 1938 Museum has its own building designed by Tadeusz Tolwinski, between 1965 – 1972 some additional sections were added.

National Philharmonic in Warsaw


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The Warsaw Philharmonic - The National Orchestra and Choir of Poland, which celebrated its centenary in 2001, is one of the oldest musical institutions in Europe. It was created thanks to the initiative of a group of Polish aristocrats and financiers: Natalia, Stefan and Stanislaw Lubomirski, Maurycy and Tomasz...

Wspolczesny Theatre


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Wspolczesny (Modern) Theatre was established in 1949. It is known for performing drama and comedy shows for more than fifty years. The first show of “Stevenson’s Star” by Donald Ogden Stewart took place here in the 1949 and received very good reviews.

Grand Theatre National Opera


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Opera was brought to Poland just thirty years after it first appeared in Florence, by Royal Prince Wladyslaw IV Vasa. In 1628 he invited the first Italian opera troupe to Warsaw. For over 170 years the Teatr Wielki (Grand Theatre) has been Poland's grandest opera and ballet theatre. It was built in 1825-1833 to a...

Sabat Theatre


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Sabat Theatre is located in the heart of Warsaw. It has a style of Revue Theatre. It links two traditions: the Cabaret of the 20’s and the more modern Variety Show, continuing their elegance, style and design. Through them guests are able to meet actors, dancers, singers and musicians.

Syrena Theatre


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Syrena Theatre was established in 1945 in Lodz by Jerzy Jurandot. In 1948 it was moved to Warsaw. In 195 it was nationalized and since 1999 it belongs to local authorities. Among actors of the time of beginning of theatre’s history were: Adolf, Dymsza, Ludwik Sempolinski, Jadwiga Andrzejewska, Mira Ziminska, Loda...

Studio Teatralne Theatre


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Studio Teatralne works in Warsaw Since 2006. It was established by director Tomasz Zadrozny. Education system in Studio has been created in Russian style of theatre art. Studio Teatralne is a school of acting and different techniques of artistic performing. Many guests from abroad are invited to conduct lessons. For...

Studio Buffo Theatre


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Studio Buffo is probably best music theatre in Warsaw. It is located in the building of YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) in use since 1934. During the World War 2, building was occupied by Gestapo Police. First activity of the studio was exhibition of radios organized by Philips Company.

Powszechny Theatre


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Powszechny Theatre was the first theatre opened after the World War 2. Until the end of 1940s it was a seat of Municipal Dramatic Theatres. Then it was reconstructed and opened again in July 1950 under the directorship of Karol Borowsk

National Theatre


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On 19th November 1765 His Royal Highness Stanislaw August Poniatowski's Operatic Players presented their first performance of Jozef Bielawski's comedy The Interlopers (Natreci) based on a play by Moliere. Since the Operatic Players were the first professional company to play in Polish, it has become a tradition to...

Montownia Artistic Centre


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Montownia Theatre is an independent professional theatre company established in 1996 and founded by graduates of The Warsaw Theatre Academy - Adam Krawczuk, Marcin Perchuc, Rafal Rutkowski and Maciej Wierzbicki.

Fabryka Trzciny Art Centre


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Montownia Theatre is an independent professional theatre company established in 1996 and founded by graduates of The Warsaw Theatre Academy - Adam Krawczuk, Marcin Perchuc, Rafal Rutkowski and Maciej Wierzbicki.

Dramatyczny Theatre


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Dramatyczny Theatre was opened in 1949 under the name of Theatre of Home of Polish Army. In 1955 it received location in building of Palace of Culture and Science. Two years later is was taken over by city authorities and its name was changed to Dramatyczny Theatre (Dramatic).

Ateneum Theatre


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Ateneum Theatre was opened in 1928 by famous Polish actor of those times, Stefan Jaracz. He was also the director of the theatre and today Ateneum Theatre has also name of Theatre of Stefan Jaracz. Building of the theatre was built in 1927 but until October 1928 it served as a seat of the League of Professional...

Wisla Cinema


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Wisla Cinema is located in the heart of Zoliborz District. It belongs to Network of Study Cinemas and prestigious network of Europa Cinemas promoting European productions. Its repertoire is dedicated to people who like ambitious films and is based mainly on Polish and European productions.

Kinoteka Cinema


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Kinoteka Cinema was opened in 2001 inside Palace of Culture and Science in the very centre of Warsaw. Kinoteka joins tradition and atmosphere of 50 years of post-war history of Warsaw with modern highest standards and quality of cinema halls. It has very strong and special character and provides high quality...

Kino Muranow


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Kino Muranow is run by Gutek Film Company which a distributor of artistic cinema productions. Repertoire of the cinema is based mainly on films introduced by Gutek Film and it is also a place of premiers, festivals and special movie session

Kino Luna


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Kino Luna (Luna Cinema) is a special place on the cultural map of Warsaw. It presents mainly ambitious Polish films and European films. It is not only cinema but an art center which organizes also festivals, concerts, exhibitions and meetings with artists. It is located in the centre of Warsaw and has 2 halls. First...

Multikino


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Multikino is one of the biggest networks of cinemas in Poland. It belongs to Polish company ITI Group which also operates on media market. Most famous brands of ITI Group is TVN television and Onet.pl news portal. Today is has more than 20 cinemas in all major cities in Poland.

Cinema City


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Cinema City International is the largest multiplex cinema theatre operator in Central and Eastern Europe. Company is based in Israel. This modern network operates many cinemas across Poland including of course Warsaw.

Atlantic


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Atlantic cinema was opened during the major economic crisis in Poland in 1930. It was very modern at that time and became o leading one in Warsaw also thanks to its great location in the centre. Today Atlantic Cinema did not lose its charm and after many renovations have 4 modern, air-conditioned halls with ultra...

Science Picnic


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The event has served as the inspiration for many other popular science initiatives, including the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw.

Every year, about 250 institutions from Poland and abroad take part in the Science Picnic (including representatives of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark,...

Warsaw International Film Festival


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The Warsaw Film Festival has a history going back twenty-five years. It has travelled a long way - from a modest though ambitious student event to a genuine film festival that can rival even the best competitions. The WFF differs from other festivals in its program, just as Warsaw differs from other cities.

Warsaw Autumn


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The 'Warsaw Autumn' (Warszawska Jesien) is a festival with a long history, an enormous tradition, and can be called a witness to history. It is the only festival in Poland on an international scale and with an international status, dedicated to contemporary music. For many years, it was the only event of this kind...

Warsaw Summer Jazz Days


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It is an international festival, first organized in Warsaw in 1992 as a competition against Jazz Jamboree. While Jazz Jamboree is the event where good old jazz is performed, the Summer Jazz Days provide a stage for all of the newest trends in jazz.

Jazz Jamboree


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Jazz Jamboree is today probably most prestigious festival of an international standard in Warsaw. An idea was begun by a few fans of jazz and first festival was organized on 18th – 21st September of 1958 at Hybrydy Club. First three editions were organized in Stodola students’ club. Author of name “Jazz...

Molly Malone s Irish Pub


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Molly Malone's Irish Pub happens to be the first and the only Irish Pub in the Warsaw Old Town. Establishing “Molly” we were inspired by original pubs, serving both drinks and food, located in Ireland, especially in Dublin. Our pub is located in the interiors which date back well beyond the 15th century, which...

Kafka Cafe


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White clouds are lazily floating through the ink-black ceiling. Chessboard on the floor. Pompous red armchairs, straddled black sofas. A gigantic white rabbit is grazing in the bookshelf. Black antlers are hanging on the wall. There is pine paneling and azure floor in the toilets. At the bar, one may order a good...

Jimmy Bradley s Irish Bar


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Jimmy Bradley's Irish Bar is owned by Kevin Bradley, an Irishman and very experienced landlord and you won't find a better pint of Guinness anywhere in Warsaw. Not just an expat bar, you will find Jimmy Bradley's bar packed to the rafters during sporting occasions and if you want to follow your team and watch the...

Stodola Live Music Club


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Among many culture departments existing in the club music is the one of the most important one. With the time it became the Club's main activity? Today 'concert' is one of the first thing when one thinks of Stodola. Through its first two dacades, jazz music reigned supreme at Stodola. The greatest Polish jazz bands...

Platinium Club


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Platinium Club is located in historical building and it is an exceptional place on the map of Warsaw clubbing. Spacious interior with high ceilings left in its original architectural style in connection with modern and stylish space arrangements make the Club one of the most exclusive clubs in Warsaw.

Club 70


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Club70 is a place for people with fantasy, who know how to have good time to the dance rhythms. In Club70, you will meet people with a good attitude for life, people who want to make new friends. Just meet them!

Mermaid Monument


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The Mermaid Monument is Warsaw’s icon. It was made by Konstanty Hegel in 1855. At ground level under her stone pedestal there is a fountain that burbles and reminds passersbys of the connection with the Vistula River. The mermaid has been the symbol of Warsaw for centuries.

Monument of the Little Insurgent


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The monument made of bronze presents a young boy soldier wearing oversized helmet and clutching a Sten gun. It symbolises the children who served as messengers and who fought during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. On the wall behind the monument words of a popuar song from the period are engraved: ‘Warsaw children will...

Cathedral Chapter Square


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Cathedral Chapter Square is a small triangular square in the Old Town. Formerly this place was a cementary, which existed there until 1889.

Jan Kilinski Monument


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The monument was sculpted by Stanislaw Jackowski. It was unveiled on 19th of April 1936 and positioned on Krasiński Square. During Second World War it was removed and partially damaged, to be placed in a new location on 3rd May Avenue.

Swietojanska Street


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Swietojanska Street connects the Old Town square and Royal Castle square and is one of the most representative streets of the Old Town.

Palace under Metal Plate


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'The Palace under Metal Plate' is a part of Royal Castle. Its strange name comes from the copper roofing which was not too popular in 1720s. Because of atmospheric factors today the roof has a light-green colour.

The Ghotic Bridge


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The Ghotic Bridge was build on the cups of the 15th and 16th centuries. It runs over the moat in front of the former Cracow Gate, which during medieval times gave travellers access to the south.

The Barbican and City Walls


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Old Town of Warsaw is ringed by sections of old defensive city walls. It is pretty big portion as for the European capital. Construction of the walls began in the first half of the 14th century. Works were continued until the mid-16th century. It is possible to walk along the walls through the special trail running...

Church of St Martin


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It was founded for the Augustinian Order in 1354 and destroyed during World War 2 in 1944. Only a partially burned crucifix survived which is now located in the central nave. Interior was minutely restored to a design by Sister Alma Skrzydlewska and the crucifix incorporated into modern design.

Jesuit Church


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Next to the Cathedral is the Jesuit Church of the Virgin Mary of Grace founded by King Zygmunt III. It was built for the Jesuit Order between 1609 and 1629, at the same time as the monastery. This Mannerist-Baroque church dedicated to the Merciful Mother of God survived almost untouched until 1944 when it was...

Cathedral of St John


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St John’s Cathedral is the oldest church in Warsaw, built at the turn of the 14th century and reconstructed in the Gothic style. Two coronations of Polish Kings took place here: of Stanislaw Leszczynski in 1704 and Stanislaw August Poniatowski in 1764.

Royal Castle


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The decision to build the Royal Castle was made when Zygmunt III Vasa moved the capital from Krakow to Warsaw in 1596. Castle was completely destroyed by the Germans during World War 2 and reconstructed from 1971 to 1988 thanks to efforts of the whole community.

Castle Square Zygmunt's Column


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The first part of Castle Square was in existence in 1644 but completed at the beginning of 19th century. After the World War 2, the burger’s townhouses were restored which today surround the Castle Square. In the middle of the square stands the oldest secular statue in Warsaw – Zygmunt’s Column.

Old Town Square


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Old Town Square is a rectangular square of 90m by 73m and existed on the site of modern Market Square on the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries. Until the beginning of the 19th century it was an administrative and commercial hub of the city.

Warsaw Old Town


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The Old Town history goes back to the late 13th . Today's look is due to complete reconstruction (1949 – 1963) after it was destroyed during World War 2. It is the oldest quarter of Warsaw and has a preserved medieval street plan.

Church-of-the-Hospitallers-Brothers-of-St-John-of-God


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The church was designed and built in the years 1724-1726 by the architects J Fontana and A Soari. The Brothers Hospitallers of St John of God for a few decades ran the hospital in the building of the 18th-century monastery.

Collegium Nobilium


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The Collegium Nobilium was built between 1743-1754. It was a school founded by Stanisław Konarski for the sons of the nobility. The school existed until 1832 and was one of the predecessors of Warsaw University.

Warsaw Citadel


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The Citadel is a massive 19th-century fortress overlooking the Vistula. It was built by the Russian tsar Nicholas I to intimidate Warsaw following the November Insurrection of 1830.

Romuald Traugutt Park


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Romuald Traugutt Park was built in 1925 in the area of the former fortress and Citadel. It was designed by Leon Danielewicz and Stanislaw Zaroda-Zycienski.

Sapieha Palace


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This palace was started by the powerful Sapieha family who gave the name to the building, It was built by the Chancellor of Great Lithuanian County, Jan Fryderyk Sapieha and designed by royal architect Jan Zygmunt Deybel between 1731 and 1746.

The Old Gunpowder Store


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The building was designed and built by Erazm Cziotko of Zakroczym in 1575. Initially it was used as a gatehouse to protect the bridge over Vistula River.

Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary


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Legend says that the Mother of God appeared to a rich but childless miller, who asked her for a son. The Holy Mother asked him to build a church where he saw a snowcapped hill and to baptize the son he was to have in the newly built place of worship.

Church of St Kazimierz


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The complex of the Church and Convent of the Holy Sacrament was designed by Tylman van Gameren and built in 1688 – 1692 by King Jan III Sobieski and Queen Maria Kazimiera. The complex possesses pieces of baroque art and the gravestone of Marie Charlotte de Bouillon, who was the granddaughter of Marie’s husband.

New Town Square


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New Town Square lies in the heart of New Town. At the turn of 14th and 15th century it was laid out as a spacious rectangular square. Until 1818 it had its town hall standing in the middle of the square. Today it is a triangular-shaped square.

Church of St Jacek Dominican Convent


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The combined St Jacek’s Church and Dominican Convent are regarded as the largest sacral complex in Warsaw and were built by Joannes Italus between 1612 and 1638. The original church possessed fourteen altars and five chapels. In 1944 it was adapted as a hospital, treating injured insurgents of the Warsaw Uprising.

Monument to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising


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Warsaw Uprising was fought in August and September 1944. In a combined effort, soldiers and civilians fought together for 63 days to expel the Germans and regain control over their own city. Despite their brave efforts and the initial success, the citizens of Warsaw lost after Hitler sent for reinforcements.

Raczynski Palace


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This building was first constructed as a regular house between 1702 – 1704. Around 1750s it was remodeled into a palace and in 1768 it was rebuilt to a design by the royal architect Jan Chrystian Kamsetzer. The most interesting and beautiful feature of this building is the ballroom located on the first floor which...

Church of the Holy Spirit


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The little wooden Church of the Holy Spirit existed since 14th century. It was burnt down by Swedish invasion in 1655. The present church was constructed between 1707 – 1711 to replace the previous building and was also rebuilt after World War 2.

Warsaw New Town


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The New Town was founded at the turn of the 15th century and was reconstructed after the last war in its shape from the 18th and 19th century. It was destroyed in 80% during the Second World War and reconstructed in the 1950s with architecture relating to the style of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto


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The Monument to Heroes of the Ghetto is located by the square of the same name between Anielewicza, Zamenhofa, Karmelicka and Lewartowskiego streets. It was created by the sculptor Natan Rapaport and the architect Marek Suzin and unveiled in 1948, shortly after the end of Second World War when the whole city still...

Umschlagplatz Square and Monument


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Umschlagplatz Square is the site where the former railway was siding on Dzika Street. From here around 300,000 Jews from Warsaw Ghetto and elsewhere were loaded onto cattle trucks and dispatched to almost certain death in the extermination camps, mainly to Auschwitz and Treblinka.

Pawiak Prison


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Pawiak Prison was built in 1830s by Henryk Marconi on the command of the Russians. In the times of tsar, political opponents were imprisoned there. However, it gained the fame during the Nazi occupation, when it was used to imprison Poles and Jews arrested by the Germans.

Nozyk Synagogue


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The Nozyk Synagogue was built in 1898 – 1902 and funded by Zelman and Ryfka Nozyk. It is located at Twarda Street at the back of the Jewish theatre. The entrance is modern and uninteresting but the building itself is authentic with neo-Romanesque and byzantine elements.

Palace of Culture and Science


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Palace of Culture and Science is a landmark of Warsaw City visible from every corner of the capital. It is a huge building in the very centre of the city. It was a “gift” for the people of Warsaw from the nations of USSR. It was built in 1952 – 1955 to the design of a Russian architect, Lev Rudniev.

Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession


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The Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession was designed by Szymon Bogumil Zug and built in 1777 – 1781. This Neo-Classical building is crowned by a dome 58 m high. For a long time the church was the highest building in Warsaw and bore witness to the religious tolerance of the Polish nation and of Stanislaw...

Saxon Gardens and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier


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The Saxon Gardens were laid out between 1713 and 1733 by August II Mocny (the Strong) to a design by Jan Krzysztof Naumann and Mateus Daniel Poppelmann. In 1727 they became the first public park in Poland and served as a summer salon for Varsovians.

Plac Teatralny


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Plac Teatralny is located close to the Old Town and Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street. It is the cultural heart of Warsaw. In the 19th century the square was dominated by huge National Theatre designed by Antonio Corazzi and Ludwik Kozubowski and completed in 1833.

Plac Bankowy


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Plac Bankowy used to be a quiet little square but today is one of the most busiest places in Warsaw. Before the collapse of the Ghetto Uprising in 1943, the largest synagogue in Warsaw stood in this square. The most interesting buildings stand on the west side of the square.

Przebendowski Radziwillow Palace


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Palace was built in 1728 to a design by Jan Zygmunt Deybel. This late-baroque three-storey palace is easily recognizable for its oval shape of the frontal part. It used to stand in narrow shopping street but after East – West route was constructed in 1949 it became surrounded by major traffic artery.

Pac Palace


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Palace was built in 1728 to a design by Jan Zygmunt Deybel. This late-baroque three-storey palace is easily recognizable for its oval shape of the frontal part. It used to stand in narrow shopping street but after East – West route was constructed in 1949 it became surrounded by major traffic artery.

Branicki Palace


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Palace was built in 1740 to a design by Jan Zygmunt Deybel and completed by Giacopo Fontana. It was built for Jan Klemens Branicki who was powerful magnate, adviser to August III and a connoisseur of fine art.

Primates's Palace


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Palace was built for Primate Michal Radziejowski in 1691. Before it was old manor from 16th century which was converted into a palace. Since 1691 it was a home to Polish Primates, highest officials of the Catholic Church for around 200 years.

Warsaw City Centre


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By “city centre” we mean the area between bordered by Jana Pawla II street from the west, Stawki street and Muranowska street from the north, Miodowa Street and Czackiego Street from the east and Aleje Jerozolimskie from the south.

Modlin Fortress


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Modlin Fortress is situated 35 km from Warsaw. Fortress was built for Napoleon Bonaparte in 1807 – 1812. It was defended for the first time in 1813 by Polish and French soldiers against Russians. From the upper floor more distant targets could be shot at while the bottom floor protected the access to the moat....

Zegrzynski Lake


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Zegrzynski Impoundment Lake is located approximately 40 km from Warsaw and can be reached through Jablonna village. Lake was created in 1963 when waters of Narew River were dammed. It created and area of 33 km2 with a maximal depth of 15 meters. Today Zegrzynski Impoundment Lake is the centre of leisure and water...

Kampinoski National Park


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Kampinoski National Park is called “lungs of Warsaw”. It is because it begins at Warsaw’s city limits (toward west direction from Warsaw) and in terms of area ranks among the biggest forests in Poland. It is a primeval forest inhabited by such denizens as red deer, elk, cranes and black storks. A dense network...

Treblinka


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Two concentration camps were established here by Nazis: first called Treblinka in 1941 and Treblinka II in 1942. Camps were located approximately 100 km from Warsaw. Treblinka I was a penal labour camp which functioned until 1944. Approximately 7000 people died here from slave labour and in executions. Majority of...

Niepokalanow


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Niepokalanow is situated 40 km west of Warsaw on the road to Poznan. It consists of the Franciscan Church and Monastery founded by Father Maximilian Kolbe in 1927. Father Kolbe was arrested by the Nazis during Second World War and taken to Auschwitz, where he gave his life for another prisoner who had family....

Brochow


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Brochow exists on a tourist map thanks to the defensive church which resembles a castle. It was built in Mazovian Gothic style in 1551 – 1561. Its Renaissance interior is covered by a barrel vault of the Pultusk type, decorated with a geometric pattern. In 1806 Fryderyk Chopin’s parents had a wedding here and...

Nieborow


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Nieborow is well-known for its Baroque palace. Originally it was built as a Gothic – Renaissance manor house in the 16th century. Between 1690 – 1696 it was rebuilt in Baroque style for its owner Primate Michal Radziejowski, Archbishop of Gniezno by Dutchman Tylman van Gameren. Around palace a symmetric garden...

Arkadia


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Arkadia lies close to Lowicz on the way to Nieborow. It is a romantic landscaped park with beautiful historic gardens. It was founded in 1778 by Princess Helena Radziwillowa. Park covers area of 44,4 hectares and is definitely one of the finest parks in Poland.

Lowicz


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Lowicz was established in the 13th century. It used to be the seat of the archbishops of Gniezno, was also the capital of the Lowicz Duchy. Residence of the bishops was the castle which did not remain. But this small town has some remarkable old architecture. On Kosciuszki Square stands the monumental Renaissance...

Czersk


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Today Czersk is just a small village but with very long history. A fortified settlement existed here from the 10th century. From 1240 Czersk was a Duchy capital and it was a town from the mid-14th century until 1869. In the 14th a castle replaced the stronghold and a town developed below it. Czersk lost its role of...

Czerwinsk nad Wisla


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The church and monastery in Czerwinsk nad Wisla (on the Vistula) are among the oldest buildings in Mazovia region. The abbey of the Canons Regular brought from France was founded here by Piotr Dunin in the 12th century. The monastery existed here by 1155 and the Romanesque basilica was probably built in the time of...

Zelazowa Wola


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Zelazowa Wola is a must see for all who love music of Fryderyk Chopin. This small village situated 52 km from Warsaw is a birthplace of Poland’s most famous composer of all times. The first mentions of Zelazowa Wola come from the first half of the 16th century.

Wilanow Park and Palace


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Wilanow complex is located at the end of the Royal Route and it reminds about a glorious period in Polish history. Wilanow Palace was built in the end of the 17th century as the summer residence of King Jan III Sobieski who in 1683 won the battle at Vienna and saved Europe from Turkish invasion.

Praga District


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Praga is an old district of Warsaw city on the eastern side of the Vistula river. City centre, Old Town, New Town, Lazienki Park and Palace are all located on the western side of the river. It is the only place in Warsaw where you can see remains of the 19th century industrial town because Praga was not affected as...

Krolikarnia Palace


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At the time of the Wettin dynasty Palace housed a rabbit farm and that is where the name of Palace comes from (Krolikarnia means “rabbit farm”). It is a square building covered with a dome, recalling Andrea Palladio’s masterpiece, the Villa Rotonda, near Vicenza.

Lazienki Park and Palace


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Lazienki is a park of area of 73ha which contains many tourist attractions. History of park goes back to 17th century when Marshal Stanislaw Herakliusz Lubomirski engaged Tylman van Gameren who built a hermitage and a bathing pavilion here on an island. Today’s name of park – Lazienki, comes from this bathing...

Belvedere Palace


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Belvedere Palace is located at the end of the Ujazdowskie Avenues, right next to Lazienki Park. History of this building goes back to the 17th century. In the time of Stanislaw August it was a porcelain and faience factory. Its present form in Baroque style dates from 1818 when it was remodeled by Jakub Kubicki for...

Church of St Stanislaw Kostka


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Church of St Stanislaw Kostka is located in the northern part of Warsaw in Zoliborz District. It is well known church in Warsaw because of the grave of Father Jerzy Popieluszko. His grave is in the church cemetery, covered with a stone cross and surrounded by linked rocks arranged in the manner of a rosary.

Rozana Restaurant


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Rozana is a cosy, elegant, yet unpretentious place known for its choice of delicate and light meals from the traditional Polish cuisine. The restaurant is famous for its freshly-made noodles and traditional Polish dumplings (pierogi, kopytka, kolduny).

Polka


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Magda Gessler, a renowned creator of new tastes and interiors, has created a restaurant based on her new concept. She is about to open a new restaurant named ‘Polka’ in an several centuries old ancient tenement in the Old Town of Warsaw where Polish customers and foreign tourists will taste traditional Polish...

Papu Restaurant


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The PAPU Restaurant is a magical place in Warsaw’s historical Mokotow. Located in a pre war mansion block it radiates a warm, homely atmosphere. The guest can chose a fireside table or one of two dining rooms surrounded by vintage bottles of wine.

Fukier Restaurant


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Fukier's unique and warm atmosphere was created by Piotr and Magda Gessler in the one of the Old Town's restored townhouses, with flowers, candelight, original artworks, antique silver, cristal and furnishings providing an unforgetabble backdrop for a cusine that has come to be recognized by both Polish and...

Ferajna Polish restaurant


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Our restaurant had opened its doors in June 2010. Its establishment is a continuation of Owners’ culinary tradition whose family is already in this business for two generation. The name is not coincidental - according to the Polish Language Dictionary „Ferajna” means a group of friends, a gang.

Dom Polski Polish Restaurant


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Dom Polski Restaurant in the Saska Kępa district of Warsaw ideally reflects the Polish national climate and character. It is located in a beautiful, large house, with a cozy garden open to the public in summer season.

Delicja Polska


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The Delicja Polska Restaurant is a perfect place to encounter and taste the most exquisite courses of the Polish cuisine that is famous for being full of flavours, colours and aromas.

Belvedere Restaurant


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Belvedere Restaurant is one of the most unusual places on the culinary map of Poland. Located in the New Orangery of the Warsaw Royal Bath Gardens it draws attention not only to the elegant interiors but also to excellent menu and several hundred years old nature.

Amber Room


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Restaurant Amber Room is located in the Sobanski Palace which belongs to the Polish Business Roundtable Club. The restaurant was founded on the initiative of Jan Wejchert and from September 2009, started to be available not only to Club members.

Namaste Indian Restaurant


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An innovative, fresh approach to Indian cuisine in Poland. In Hindi ”namaste” quite simply means a ‘gracious hello’ - a welcome with a deeper sense of divinity. Here at NAMASTE INDIA it means: ‘Welcome to a wonderful Indian gastronomic experience and adventure’.

India Curry Restaurant


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Curry, as the word is used today in India, simply means gravy. In the west, gravy is a liquid sauce made with liquid juice from the meat, and thickened with flour and seasonings.

You & Me


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This two-level, unique restaurant, situated in the city centre, has an ultra-modern interior, which reflects the latest trends. The restaurant sets new standards and offers the highest quality of services, which characterizes all restaurants which operate under the brand name You&Me.

SomePlace Else


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We would like to invite you to the totally new SomePlace Else. Contemporary, place full of character enchants with stunning lights, sounds and sophisticated cocktails.

Momu Restaurant


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MOMU specializes in roasted food, utilizing traditional cooking tech- niques to create a top-quality menu. The kitchen’s wood fire oven enhanc- es the flavour of MOMU’s meat, fish, vegetables, fruit and cheese, with no preservatives or enhancers.
 
 
 

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