Warsaw might be famous to the world as where the last Polish uprising in 1944 took place. Being the capital city of the nation, Warsaw is the cultural and economic hub of Poland. Attracting modern-day businesses and at the same time latching on to its varied and complicated history, Warsaw simply never stops giving joy to its residents and tourists alike.
10 Things To Do In Warsaw
We bring to you this comprehensive list of 10 fun, educational and recreational activities to take part in while you’re in Warsaw. Take a look!
1. Royal Castle: Visit
Located on the beautiful old Castle Square’s Old Town, Warsaw’s famous Royal Castle was the residence of the last of the Polish royalty from the 16th to the 18th century. Unfortunately, this historical monument was demolished by the Germans during the height of the World War II, and reconstructed not before the 1980’s due to the ongoing communist regime. Even still, the interiors are decorated with portraits of the monarchs, and collections of other paintings, making the castle blend in well with the region’s vibe well.
Where: The Royal Castle in Warsaw, plac Zamkowy 4, Warsaw, Poland
2. Royal Lazienki Park: Take A Stroll
This iconic park is the biggest and the most beautiful park in the city of Warsaw. Designed in the mid-17th century during the Baroque style of city-planning, it’s home to a number of other attractions like the Palace on the Water, beautiful orangeries and an amphitheater. Guests can also enroll for free yoga and meditation classes offered in the park’s vicinity if their trip happens to be during the summer.
Where: Royal Łazienki Park, Ujazdów, Warsaw, Poland
3. Museum Of Warsaw: Learn About The 1944 Uprising
The Museum of the Warsaw Uprising is a rich historical jewel, featuring the motto – ‘We want to be free – and to owe this freedom to ourselves’. The history of the city is preserved well within its walls, and guests can quench their thirst for knowledge by paying a trip to the same. The museum was designed after the famous Holocaust Memorial Museum located in Washington D.C. and the atmosphere of the uprising is well replicated by the help of multimedia designing. Guests can catch extracts of newspaper clippings from the time period, understand the chronology of the events or even ponder upon the real bunkers used during the uprising.
Where: Museum of the Warsaw Uprising, ul. Grzybowska 79, Warsaw Poland
4. Wisła River: Soak-in fresh air
This river bank has recently risen to popularity in the form of a hot gossip place and relaxation venue. The newly constructed beach pavilion, along with the cafe Plazowa hosts a series of concerts graced by some of the best young musician talents in the country. Naturally, youngsters can be seen flocking towards the area, and their additional free nature also adds extra incentives for tourists from around the world check out this river bank for any events happening during the time of their visit.
Where: Plażowa, Wybrzeże Szczecińskie, Warsaw, Poland
5. Trakt Królewski: Walk through the royal route
Regarded as one of the most beautiful parts of the city, The Royal Route in Warsaw is the meeting point of five connecting streets over which lay some of the most important historical buildings and culturally important monuments. From the street of Krakowskie Przedmieście, to the campus of University of Warsaw, to the monument of Nicolaus Copernicus and the Church of St. Anne, there are multitudes of things to see up and down the Royal Route, and guests will find them overwhelmed.
Where: Plac Zamkowy, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
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6. The Copernicus Science Centre: Take a tour
One of the most famous Polish astronomers of all time – Nicolaus Copernicus is the namesake for this largest science museum in Poland. This is one attraction that cannot be given a miss, both by adults and children alike, for its stylish architecture, exhibits and permanent displays, coupled with regular workshops and events conducted within the premises can impress all.
Where: Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20, 00-390 Warszawa, Poland
7. Chopin Museum: Delve into Chopin music
One of the legendary composers in the world – Frederic Chopin – hailed from Poland. Curiously paid tribute to, guests can spot several black benches with buttons on them while strolling through the heart of the city of Warsaw, and when pressed, they can surprise anyone with playing out the music of Chopin. Concerts playing his music are held at regular intervals within different venues in Warsaw, namely the Nowy Swiat, etc. The Chopin Museum in Okolnik Street also houses his last piano, which guests can be fascinated by.
Where: Pałac Gnińskich, 00-368, Okólnik 1, 00-368 Warszawa, Poland
8. Wedel Factory: Taste the Internationally Acclaimed Polish Chocolate
The country’s finest chocolate is manufactured at the Wedel Factory in the city’s Praga district. Guests can ask for a tour and sample the famous chocolates, allowing you an insight into the other side of the city. In addition to that, the factory of Wedel offers great guided tours, has an accompanying gift shop and a trademark coffee shop which whips up great hot chocolate and other chocolaty beverages for the guests to slurp on.
Where: Jana Zamoyskiego 36, Rogatka, 03-801 Warszawa, Poland
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9. Museum of History of Polish Jews
This one is a relatively newly opened interactive kind of museum where various debates, lectures and workshops are regularly organized. The exhibits feature the more than thousand year history of Jews in Poland. Located in the former Jewish hub in World War 2, POLIN’s location holds great significance to all those familiarised with the after effects of the way.
Where: Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich, ul. Mordechaja Anielewicza 6, Warsaw, Poland
10. The Palace of Culture & Science
The Palace of Culture & Science is listed among Warsaw’s one of the top iconic must-see buildings. Stalin was behind the construction of this ‘gift’ from back in the Communist era, and opinions on it are pretty much divided among the residents of the city. But regardless of the history attached to it, for any residents, guests and tourists alike, giving this attraction a miss is near-madness. This building offers spectacular views of the city from atop its 30th floor to which guests can buy tickets to and reach via a specially constructed lift. Other entertainment options include a cinema and a theater inside the building which also hosts varied events at regular intervals.
Where: Plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Poland
Now you know how to make sure your trip is happening and fun-filled. So, plan a holiday in Europe and enjoy your stay at one of the most culturally, historically and architecturally famous cities in Europe, and make memories to last a lifetime!
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