Warsaw is a city that never ceases to amaze me. It has almost everything under the sun! Sparkling skylines, tall skyscrapers, and bustling streets coexist with peaceful green lawns and gardens, ancient palaces, and Gothic architecture is all that Warsaw is about.
Attractions in Warsaw : Tourists come in droves to see the Jablonowski Palace, the Old Town Market Square, and other attractions. Warsaw is rich in culture and history, as evidenced by its tourist attractions, including galleries, palaces, and museums.
Warsaw has something for everyone, whether you like history, classical music, contemporary art, or fitness.
During my four days visit, I have gathered some beautiful memories to share with you. In this detailed guide, I will help you to meet the some of the most favorable attractions in Warsaw.
So, pack our bags, and let’s see what Warsaw has for us.
1. Chopin Museum
Chopin Museum is a museum dedicated to the life and works of the composer Frederic Chopin. It is located in Warsaw. The museum was founded in 1954 by the Polish Chopin Society and the Polish Cultural Foundation. It holds more than 200 original items from Chopin’s life, including his piano and clothing.
There are four floors in total, each showcasing the brilliant work of the great Polish composer, Frédéric Chopin. It also depicts Chopin’s entire career. Chopin’s hair, schoolbooks, and watch are some items in the collections. If you want to browse and listen to Chopin’s work at your leisure, there is also a listening library in the basement area.
- Address: Pałac Gnińskich, Okólnik 1, 00-368 Warszawa
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 am to 7:00pm ( Times maybe change during winter)
- Entrance Fee: Tickets is just 11.00 PLN depending the day and time
2. Wilanow Palace
The palace is located right next to Wilanow Park, and it has an amazing collection of paintings and sculptures on display. The exhibits include works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Titian and Veronese among others.
It was initially a plain manor house until King Jan III Sobieski purchased it and transformed it into a beautiful villa. The owners of the ‘villa’ changed over time, which is why it is filled with various design styles. You will see the Grand Entrance Hall, the Grand Dining Room, and the Gallery of Polish Portraits when you come here. All these are magnificent in their way.
- Address: Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16, 02-958 Warszawa
- Opening Hours: Daily 9:30 am to 9:00pm (Times maybe change during winter)
- Entrance Fee: Regular 20 PLN Full list of ticket & reservation
3. Warsaw Old Town Square
Old Town Square is a key location in this magical city. It was originally built before 1429 and used as a public square. The square is also core of the city and common place for the travelers.
The square is located within Old Town – a charming and quaint little space. Consider cobblestone streets, large plazas, and vintage lampposts when thinking about it.
This area is also a haven for architectural treasures. You can visit King Sigismund’s Column, St. John the Baptist Cathedral, and the Jesuit Church while you’re here.
Being the home of the Kievan Rus’, it is now a cultural and commercial activity center. The square has been a popular spot for public executions, traditional fairs, and processions since before Kiev even had a city government.
4. Warsaw Royal Castle
Royal Castle is one of Europe’s most famous tourist destinations. Being the formal seat for the Polish Royal family, it is the place that boasts about its sovereignty.
The castle has been a royal residence since the 14th century and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Royal Castle has witnessed it all -the rule of the dukes of Mazovia and the Russian tsars.
It became one of Europe‘s royal residences and even housed the Polish president! You could go to admire the structure’s beauty. Guides are also there to accompany you inside the castle and show you around.
Having been in the same family for centuries, the castle is one of the oldest members of the British monarchy. It was once used as a fortress to protect Scotland from invasion and as a royal palace.
- Address: plac Zamkowy 4, 00-277 Warszawa
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 am to 5:00pm ( Times maybe change during winter)
- Entrance Fee: Regular 30 PLN Full list of ticket & reservation
5. Warsaw Lazienki Park
Lazienki Park, one of Warsaw’s most popular tourist destinations, is home to various attractions, including a zoo, a river stream, and a pond. For nature lovers, Lazienki Park offers a small forest that is a perfect utopia. It will give a wonderful experience with lush green lawns, immaculate gardens, and beautiful flowers.
You might even see some elegant peacocks strutting around if you’re lucky!
On Sunday afternoons, a Chopin concert is held in the park for all music lovers. You can even walk through the gardens few minutes or hours to feel the beauty and calmness of the garden.
6. Krakowskie Przedmiescie
A historic street in Warsaw, surrounded by historic palaces, churches, and manor houses, Krakowskie was completely rebuilt and transformed into a wide promenade.
During the summer weekends, the street is closed to traffic, and Krakowskie Przedmiecie and Nowy Wait Street become the city’s most famous promenades.
This street is lined with shops, cafes, churches, and a variety of other attractions to please you with delicacy. So, why wait? Book a ticket by Viator or TripAdvisor and have a experience of lifetime.
7. Museum of the History of Polish Jews
This museum offers a variety of educational materials about the history of Polish Jews. The museum also has a library and archive where tourists can learn about the past.
This museum’s design will teach you about the Jewish faith and culture in eight galleries, demonstrating that Poland had more Jews than any other country. Nonetheless, the site will weave you into the history of Poland in this way.
It preserves and exhibits a Jewish heritage collection dating back to the Middle Ages. Offering various programs focusing on Jewish history and culture will take you back to the medieval era.
- Address: Mordechaja Anielewicza 6, 00-157 Warsaw
- Opening Hours: Wednesday to Tuesday 11:00 am to 5:00pm (Times maybe change during winter)
- Entrance Fee: Regular 30 PLN
8. Palace of Culture and Science
Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science is a skyscraper in Warsaw, Poland. It is the tallest building in Poland (as of 2019) when I visited here, and one of the most prominent landmarks of Warsaw.
The Palace of Culture and Science was built as a symbol of modernity and progressivism. The building was designed by Lev Rudnev, with some elements being inspired by New York’s Chrysler Building, and it was built between 1952 and 1955.
- Address: plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 am to 8:00pm ( Times maybe change during winter)
- Entrance Fee: Observation deck PLN 20 ticket & reservation
9 Warsaw Holy Cross Church
The Warsaw Holy Cross Church is a Roman Catholic church in Warsaw, Poland. It is the oldest church in the city. The Holy Cross Church, located in Krakowskie Przedmiescie, is a significant religious landmark in the city of Warsaw.
Being the most famous in Poland, this church is basically a house of worship for the Roman Catholics of Poland. Located opposite the Warsaw University main campus, this church has genuine reasons to attract everyone.
- Address: Krakowskie Przedmieście 3, 00-047 Warszawa
- Opening Hours: Daily 06:00 am to 8:00pm ( Times maybe change during winter)
- Entrance Fee: Free
10. Multimedia Fountain Park
Multimedia Fountain Park is a new park in the heart of town that features an abundant amount of multimedia devices and software. The park is perfect for families, children, and adults to enjoy together.
With a variety of activities and attractions, the park has something for everyone. Located near the Old Town, it is a popular spot for residents and tourists to cool off from May to the end of September.
Visit on a hot day or in the evening on the weekend, and you will get a view of a spectacular display of light, sound, and water. On the water screen, with fog strewn about it, you can watch an animated story about Warsaw’s history and legends.
In addition to the laser lights, the show features water columns rising to the beat of the music and are illuminated by various colours. It is best to sit on the grassy slope to enjoy the spectacle.
- Address: Skwer 1 Dywizji Pancernej WP, 00-221 Warszawa
- Opening Hours: 24 hours
- Entrance Fee: Free
11. Check out St. John’s Archcathedral
St. John’s Archcathedral is one of the most popular tourist destinations and is known for its impressive architecture. This imposing structure is one of the city’s most photographed and well-known landmarks.
It’s also home to some of the city’s most famous Catholics. As the witness of World War II, this archcathedral was renovated and built several times.
It has a unique style and is one of the most prevalent tourist attractions in the city. Take a walk or ride to St. John’s Archcathedral and admire its beautiful architecture. The cathedral is a key tourist spot in the city, and it’s easy to see why.
With its soaring spires and intricate designs, the cathedral is a sight to behold. You’ll find beautiful architecture here, as well as some impressive artwork. Plus, it’s easy to get around, and you are in front of this intergalactic sight.
12. Warsaw Uprising Museum
The Warsaw Uprising Museum is a museum that tells the story of the 1944 Polish uprising against the Nazi occupation.
Founded in 2006 and located in the Warsaw district of Toruń, it has a collection of over 500 items, including artifacts from the uprising and related events.
It commemorates the events that took place during the Warsaw uprising of 1944. It is open to the public and visitors all the time. The uprising was a successful attempt by the Polish people to overthrow their Soviet-backed government.
It was one of the largest and most successful military uprisings in history. It offers a unique insight into life for ordinary people during the struggle for freedom and democracy.
St. Anne’s Church Observation
13. St. Anne’s Church Observation
The observation of St. Anne’s Church in Warsaw, adjacent to Poland, is one of the best beautiful places in Warsaw. The church stills stand with pride as one of the oldest churches in Leominster.
It is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in the town. St. Anne’s Church, located in Burlington, offers an observation deck that is perfect for taking in the sights and sounds of the city.
The deck is open from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturdays, as well as during special events such as festivals or market days.
There are also interpretive signs around it that explain the history and its role in the community- the most incredible thing you’ll ever meet.
14. The Jewish Cemetery
The Jewish Cemetery is a burial ground for Jews in the city of Warsaw, Okopawa Street. It is where mourners can visit the graves of family members who have passed away, as well as friends and colleagues who have died before them.
It was built in the early 1800s to accommodate the growing population of Tel Aviv. The cemetery has over 11,000 graves and includes a Holocaust memorial. The cemetery also contains a wealth of Holocaust memorabilia and survivors’ art.
It has been in operation since the first century AD. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in Jerusalem. The cemetery contains many famous Holocaust victims, including Jean-Claude van Damme and Yoko Ono.
Best time to visit Warsaw
It is ideal to visit Warsaw between May and September. These months will have the most pleasant weather, making your stay an experience truly memorable. During the other months, the weather is either too hot, too cold, or simply unsuitable for a pleasant trip. But again, it totally depends on your ease
Getting to Warsaw
Warsaw is relatively easy to reach. It has two airports: Chopin Airport and Warsaw Modlin Airport. There are also three rail stations, one for international trains and one for domestic trains. Long-distance buses arrive at Warsaw’s bus stop, Dworzec PKS Warszawa Zachodnia.
You can take anyone. If you prefer cars, there are plenty of options for you to use cars in rent. Rental cars can help you in the process.
Getting around Warsaw
Transport in Warsaw is dominated by trams, buses, and the metro. In the city, there are over 1,500 buses. There are also night buses, which are denoted by the letter N and a two-digit number.
If you want to travel while skipping the less important stops, you can take the Fast Buses, which are denoted by red digits. Tickets are valid for all three modes of transportation (bus, tram, and metro) and can be purchased from RUCH-branded kiosks.
What to eat in Warsaw
Like the city itself, Warsaw’s cuisine is as diverse, multicultural, delicious, and energetic as it is. Reservations at Michelin-starred restaurants are recommended, as is a visit to a so-called milk bar, where you can experience the atmosphere of the communist period.
Be tempted by regional desserts like W-Z cake, zygmuntówka, and organic ice cream. Spend the morning on the grass at a breakfast fair. There are plenty of options for vegetarians and gluten-free diners in Warsaw restaurants, in addition to the classic Polish specialties described below.
Where to stay
Warsaw’s most famous district is Old Town Warsaw. However, there are a few other noteworthy areas to consider when choosing a Warsaw accommodation. Warsaw is not as expensive as other European cities such as Berlin or Zurich. I suppose it’s because of their currency—some of the cheapest places in Warsaw are listed below.
Thus, it is not too hard to find an affordable place to spend those awesome days.
- Tapir Hostel
- a&o Warsaw Wola
- Novotel Warszawa Airport
Frequently asked questions:
Is Warsaw worth visiting?
Warsaw is a city with a rich history and a lot to offer visitors. It was once paramount to commercial, political, and cultural centres in Europe, and its architecture and monuments are among the most renowned in the area.
While it is not the cheapest city to visit, Warsaw is worth experiencing for its historical legacy and attractions. With its rich history and architecture, Warsaw has something for everyone to enjoy.
Additionally, its cityscape is stunning and famous for its vibrant Warsaw at night and beautiful parks. If you’re looking for a medieval city with an edge, then Warsaw is definitely worth a visit.
One way to enjoy Warsaw is to visit its old city, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The other popular option is to take the tram or bus from the central square to different neighborhoods around the city.
Is Warsaw a cheap city?
Warsaw is a city known for its high quality of life and low prices. It is a city with a lot of history and culture. It’s also a budget-friendly option for living. Some people say that Warsaw is a cheap city, while others think it’s one of the most expensive cities in Europe.
However, recent studies have shown that the city can be cheaper than other European cities. If you’ve ever been to Warsaw, then you know that it’s an affordable city. Not only is the cost of living very low, but the city also has a lot to offer tourists.
If you’re looking for some exciting activities to do in Warsaw, then be sure to check out the city’s nightlife and culture. The capital of Poland has an average rent price of just over 2,000 dollars per month, which is lower than most other European cities.
Additionally, Warsaw offers a number of attractions that are popular among tourists, such as the Freedom Monument and the Warsaw Old Town.
Do they speak English in Warsaw?
Warsaw in Poland is a country located in Central Europe. It borders Ukraine to the north, Belarus to the east, and Russia to the south. English is the official language of Poland, and most people who live there speak it fluently.
However, some people do not speak English and find it difficult to get by without it. There is no doubt that the city of Warsaw has a solid English presence. Polish and English speakers are often found together, and there are abundant cultural events and opportunities to attend in the city.
Many people do not seem to know how to speak English very well. While some may have learned it in school, others may only be able to say a few words. If you’re looking for a place to learn Polish in Warsaw, plenty of resources are available.
How far is it from Warsaw to Auschwitz?
Many sources estimate that it is only about 80 kilometers (50 miles) away. In comparison, other sources put the distance closer to 100 kilometers (60 miles).
In any case, the journey from Warsaw to Auschwitz would take around two hours and forty-six minutes on a standard train.
Main centre of Poland is about the same distance from Auschwitz as it is from Warsaw. Still, the location of the concentration camp had a significant impact on how people viewed Auschwitz.
According to recent estimates, main centre of Poland is less than an hour’s drive from Auschwitz, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps.
Despite being a member of the European Union, Poland continues to use its own national currency Złoty. Money exchange at a Kantor is a prevalent practice in Warsaw. You can inquire at the hotel about the best options, or you can go to a Kantor and find out for yourself. The exchange rate of 4.53 Złoty, about euro 1, and US$ 1.19
Some tips that may help you visit Warsaw
Before visiting Warsaw, it’s a good idea to brush up on your Polish, as English is not widely spoken.
Using their local currency rather than the Euro is a wise choice.
To get food at a cheap rate, you should find street food shops rather than cafes and restaurants.
Warsaw is a city that has been around for centuries, and its history reflects this. Its importance to Poland and the world has made it a destination for tourists and immigrants alike, and its location makes it an ideal city to live in.
I hope this guide help you to get the sneak peak of most favorable attractions in Poland. So, how about plan your next trip to Warsaw now?