Top ChoicePalace in Warsaw

Wilanów Palace

Wilanów Palace

Warsaw’s top palace, 10km south of the city centre, was commissioned by King Jan III Sobieski in 1677. It has changed hands several times over the centuries, with each new owner adding a bit of baroque here and a...

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Palace of Culture & Science

Palace of Culture & Science

For over 60 years this socialist realist palace has dominated central Warsaw. A ‘gift of friendship’ from the Soviet Union, it was completed in 1955 and is, at 237m high, the tallest building in Poland – a title...

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Royal Castle

Royal Castle

This remarkable copy of the original castle blown up by the Germans in WWII is filled with authentic period furniture and original works of art. Highlights are the Great Apartments (rooms 1 to 9) including the...

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Warsaw Rising Museum

Warsaw Rising Museum

This exceptional museum, housed in a former tram power station and its surrounding grounds, traces the history of the city's heroic but doomed uprising against the German occupation in 1944 via five levels of...

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POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Housed in one of Warsaw's best examples of contemporary architecture, this award-winning museum documents 1000 years of Jewish history in Poland. The multimedia permanent exhibition includes accounts of the...

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Copernicus Science Centre

The fully interactive, push-the-buttons-and-see-what-happens Copernicus Science Centre pulls off that tricky feat of being both hugely fun and educational. With over a million visitors a year it is also...

Top ChoiceGardens in Łazienki Park & Southern Śródmieście

Łazienki Park

Łazienki Park

Pronounced wah-zhen-kee, this beautiful park includes manicured gardens, an ornamental lake, wooded glades and strutting peacocks. Once a hunting ground, Łazienki was acquired by King Stanisław August Poniatowski...

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Museum of Warsaw

Occupying 11 tenement houses on the north side of the Old Town Sq, this superb museum tells Warsaw's dramatic history in innovative ways. Start with the Warsaw Datainfographics in the cellar then work your way,...

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Fryderyk Chopin Museum

Fryderyk Chopin Museum

This multimedia museum within the baroque Ostrogski Palace showcases the work of Poland’s most famous composer. You’re encouraged to take your time through four floors of displays, including stopping by the...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Praga & Eastern Warsaw

Praga Museum of Warsaw

Occupying three tenement buildings spanning the 18th and 19th centuries, this museum does a fantastic job of covering Praga's rich and varied history. It includes creative displays of art, photos, memorabilia and...

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National Museum

Drawing on a collection of some 830,000 works of art, both local and international, this is Poland's largest museum. It will come as a revelation for anyone unfamiliar with Polish creativity through the ages. The...

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Neon Museum

Neon Museum

Situated within the Soho Factory complex of old industrial buildings housing designers and artists, this museum is devoted to the preservation of the iconic neon signs of the pre-WWII and communist era. Inside...

Cemetery in Muranów, Mirów & Powązki

Jewish Cemetery

Founded in 1806, Warsaw's main Jewish Cemetery covering 33.4 hectares contains more than 150,000 tombstones, the largest and most beautiful collection of its kind in Europe. Incredibly it suffered little during...

Historic Building in Praga & Eastern Warsaw

Żabińskis' Villa

The incredible true life story of how zoo director Jan Żabiński and his wife Antonia helped save over 70 Jews during WWII has become famous through the book and movie The Zookeeper's Wife. The elegant modernist...

Palace in Łazienki Park & Southern Śródmieście

Palace on the Isle

Łazienki Park's centrepiece is a delightful neoclassical palace, the former residence of King Stanisław August Poniatowski, which stands on an island in an ornamental lake. Some 140 paintings and works of art...

Square in Old Town & New Town

Old Town Square

Old Town Square

For those with an eye for historic buildings this is Warsaw's loveliest square, not to mention its oldest having been established at the turn of the 13th century. It’s enclosed by around 40 tall houses exhibiting...

Zoo in Praga & Eastern Warsaw

Warsaw Zoological Gardens

Established in 1928, this well-managed zoo is home to some 3000 animals representing 500 species from across the world, including bears, wolves, hippopotamuses and two male gorillas. There are even sharks and...

Museum in Powiśle & Northern Śródmieście

Jewish Historical Institute

Just behind a blue skyscraper (which stands on the location of the Great Synagogue destroyed by the Germans), JHI houses a library and exhibitions related to Jewish culture. The building, which opened in 1928,...

Gardens in Warsaw

Wilanów Park

Wilanów Park

This splendid 45-hectare park adjoins Wilanów Palace and contains a variety of landscaping. The central part comprises a manicured, two-level baroque Italian garden, which extends from the palace down to the...

Monument in Old Town & New Town

Monument to the Warsaw Rising

One of Warsaw’s most important landmarks, this dynamic bronze tableau depicts Armia Krajowa (AK; Home Army) fighters emerging ghostlike from the shattered brickwork of their ruined city, while others descend...