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Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

  • Old Town

    UNESCO World Heritage Site
    Warsaw's Old Town dates back to the 13th century. Most of it was destroyed in WWII, but then rebuilt to look exactly as it did before. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. At its heart is the market square, which consists mainly of restaurants and cafés. The bronze sculpture on the market square is of the city arms, and is a firm fixture on most souvenir photos. Most tours of the old town start on the castle square. This is where the 22-metre Sigismund’s Column stands.
    Plac Zamkowy
    Warsaw
  • New Town

    Churches and palaces
    Warsaw’s New Town is just north of the Old Town. At the middle is a market place. Here too, most of the buildings had to be rebuilt in the 1950s, having been destroyed in the war. There are churches to admire as well as the most important street through the New Town, Ulica Freta (Freta Street). The Raczynski and Sapieha Palaces are also well worth a visit.
    Ul. Nowomiejska PL
    00-271 Warsaw
  • Royal Castle

    Magnificent building
    The Royal Castle was actually built in the 14th century. Most of the building was destroyed in WWII and then rebuilt. The rebuilding was financed by private donations from at home and abroad. Large areas of the castle interior are open to the public, including the ballroom, the glowing red Throne Room, the Marble Room, the Canaletto and Knights’ Halls, the King’s Bedroom and the Senators’ Hall.


    Plac Zamkowy
    00-277 Warsaw
    zamek-krolewski.pl
  • Lazienki Park

    Palace on the Water
    Occupying some 80 hectares of the city centre, the Lazienki Park is the biggest park in Warsaw. Allow several hours if you are planning a visit. For many tourists, the highlight is the Palace on the Water. Although it seems to float on the water, it actually sits on an artificial island in the lake and is connected to the rest of the park by two bridges. Other attractions on the island are a water tower, the Lyslewicki Palas, a memorial to Chopin, the Old Orangery and the Belvedere Palace. Admission to the park is free.
  • Warsaw Ghetto

    Tragic history of the Nazi era
    When German troops marched into Poland, all of the city’s Jews were moved to the Ghetto. A wall measuring 18 km in length and 3 m high was erected on 15 November 1940, separating the Warsaw Ghetto from the rest of the city. At times up to 400,000 people lived in the Ghetto. Epidemics, plagues and malnourishment were the order of the day. After 22 July 1942, the Ghetto was gradually dismantled, the residents moved to concentration camps. The Ghetto was finally dissolved on 18 May 1943. Today’s visitor can gain an insight into this dark period in Warsaw’s history through its monuments and walls, former prison and cemetery.
    Masovia
    00-125 Warsaw
  • Royal Route

    Travelling on foot
    The Royal Route is also called the King's Route and runs from the southern end of the Old Town with the Royal Castle to the castle at Wilanow. The length is in the region of 10 km. The northern part between the Royal Palace and Rondo De Gaulle is the most interesting for tourists. The route is perfect for a pleasant walk, during which you will see a whole range of wonderful sights.
    Plac Zamkowy
    00-277 Warsaw
  • Palace of Culture

    Landmark
    The Palace of Culture is 230 m high, and is considered the city’s landmark. It contains cinemas, theatres, museums and a congress hall. For 45 years the Palace of Culture and Science, to give it its proper name, was regarded as a symbol of Russian oppression. The highlight for tourists on the 30th floor is the lookout platform, from where there are fabulous views of the city. Coming here to watch the sunset is very highly recommended.
    Plac Defilad 1
    00-001 Warsaw
    +48 226 56 76 00
    pkin.pl
  • Nowy Swiat

    Shopping street
    Nowy Swiat is Warsaw’s main shopping street. It has fashion and shoes, bags, accessories and jewellery – all exclusive labels, of course. There are also a number of art galleries on the street. The street was already elegant in the days of Communism. And finally, there are lots of terrific cafés on Nowy Swiat such as the Vincent as well as various restaurants and bars.
    Nowy Swiat
    00-357 Warsaw
  • W. Kruk

    Top market jeweller
    W. Kruk is Poland’s oldest jeweller’s, and the name is known to stand for smart, elegant gifts. Since 1840 the brand has offered timeless classics – watches and jewellery. Filigree or chunky, whatever you’re looking for, you're sure to find it here. It’s well worth a visit, even just to see the tremendous offer, which is bound to make your eyes shine.
    Pl Konsstytucji 6
    00-550 Warsaw
    +48 661 98 05 71
    wkruk.pl
  • Cropp Town

    Fashion for the young
    Cropp Town is a Polish fashion label that is especially for the young and young-at-heart. Shoes, clothes, accessories and more: you’ll find it all at Cropp Town. Shopping centres such as the Zlote Tarasy have special Cropp Town boutiques, although the brand is also found all over town.
    Ul. Marszalkowska 104/122
    00-017 Warsaw
    +48 785 00 35 39
    cropptown.pl
  • Zlote Tarasy

    Biggest shopping centre
    At 225,000 m², Zlote Tarasy is the biggest retail and leisure complex in the city. The architecture alone makes it a treat for the eyes, and well worth a visit – even if you don’t like shopping. It has all the brands and labels, a large cinema and a fitness studio. At the weekends, there are concerts in the large atrium.
    Zlota 59
    00-120 Warsaw
    +48 22 222 22 00
    zlotetarasy.pl
  • Frédéric Chopin Museum

    In honour of the composer
    Fans of the composer should be sure to visit this museum, the aim of which is to cultivate the memory of the great composer and to make information on his life and work available to a wide audience. It contains around 5000 items that relate to the artist and are on display in the Ostrogski Palace.
    Ostrogski Palace
    1 Okólnik Street
    00-368 Warsaw
    +48 22 44 16 274
    chopin.museum
  • National Museum (Muzeum Narodowe)

    Frescoes and Botticelli
    It’s the city’s biggest museum. Although it was actually opened in 1862, it has only been known by this name since 1916. It houses around 800,000 exhibits on three floors. It is divided into sections on Antiquity, Art, Faras Gallery, Medieval Art, Archaeological Collection, Polish Art, Foreign Art, Decorative Art and Italian paintings. Two of the highlights are the fresco of St. Anna and Sandro Botticelli’s «Madonna with Child». There are also regular changing exhibitions.
    Aleje Jerozolimskie 3
    00-495 Warsaw
    +48 22 621 10 31
    mnw.art.pl
  • Muzeum Motoryzacji

    Automobile Museum
    The museum lies a little way outside the city. It has been in existence since 1995 and, as you would imagine, attracts car lovers like a magnet. The exhibition consists of some 300 cars, the oldest of which is an American Titan tractor of 1895. It also has a number of cars that used to belong to famous people, such as Stalin and Elvis.
    Warszawska 21 street
    05-805 Otrebusy
    +48 502 25 70 21
    muzeum-motoryzacji.com
  • Museum of History

    Warsaw’s history
    The museum is right on the market square in the Old Town and is all about the history of Warsaw and its inhabitants. There are currently in the region of 250,000 exhibits that all bear witness to the past. The exhibitions is spread over 60 rooms in a number of buildings. The complex was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.
    Rynek Starego Miasta 28-42
    00-272 Warsaw
    +48 22 596 67 00
    muzeumwarsawy.pl