Warsaw is a capital of Poland, its biggest and most important centre, and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It i modern and economically developed, and at the same time, cozy, quiet and charming in the old part of it. If you have an opportunity to visit Warsaw, we definitely recommend do go there and enjoy its old culture, great history, rich traditions and warm hospitality. And of course, to visit its most significant attractions. What exactly? Read our TOP 5 places you have to see in Warsaw!
1. Royal Castle
The Royal Castle formerly served throughout the centuries as the official residence of the Polish monarchs. This is one of the most famous and recognizable landmarks of Warsaw that has become a symbol of the city. It has a long and complicated history, being under attacks for a few times, it was badly damaged, but still not destroyed. The Royal Castle, together with the Old Town was registered as a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nowadays this is a historical and national monument, that is visited by over 500,000 people every year.
2. Łazienki Park
Łazienki is the largest park in Warsaw with the area of more than 76 hectares. It was designed in the 17th century for Stanisław Herakliusz Lubomirski, a Polish noble, politician, patron of the arts and writer. The name Łazienki can be literally translated as "Baths", and is coming because of a bathing pavilion that was located there. The park is located in the city centre. On its territory you will find a lot of attractions, such as Palace on the Water, Theater on the Isle, White House, Myślewicki Palace, The Old Orangery, New Orangery, Temple of Diana, Egyptian temple, Water tower, The Hermitage and many other important and beautiful sites. This is a perfect place for walking around, picnics or just spending few hours in a shadow on the green grass!
3. Palace of Culture and Science
Being 231 m high, the Palace of Culture and Science is the tallest building in Poland and one of the tallest buildings in European Union. This is one of the remains of the Soviet past of Poland, since it was built in 1955 as a "gift from the Soviet people to the Polish nation". Originally, it was even named after Joseph Stalin. Currently it is the headquarters of many companies and public institutions, such as cinemas, theaters, libraries, sports clubs, universities, scientific institutions and authorities of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
4. Warsaw Uprising Museum
The Museum is dedicated to the important and significant event in the history of Poland - Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Its collection represents thousands of different artifacts, from weapons to love letters, in order to present a full picture of the events that were happening at that time. Besides the main permanent exhibition, there are also other notable attraction of this museum, such as a 1940s style cafe, a Freedom park, a memorial wall with thousands of names of the fallen and the "Monter bell", and a wall, known as the heart of the museum, with sounds of battle and heart beats emanating from it. Definitely a "must see" place in Warsaw!
5. Copernicus Science Centre
Copernicus Science Centre is a place that will impress any visitor of any age - from small children to adults! In fact, this is a scientific museum named after Nicolaus Copernicus, a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who was born and died in the Kingdom of Poland (at that time). The museum exhibits more than 450 objects, with which visitors can interact and make experiments. It explains science and allows everyone to learn about it in a simple, clear and practical way. Which is, at the same time, a lot of fun as well!
So as you, even this short list of Warsaw places that you have to visit, would make your trip memorable and full of adventures! Can you imagine, if you keep exploring, learn and see even more of this beautiful city? So... don't stop! We are wishing you to have the best and the most positive trip to Warsaw! Enjoy it!