Must see attractions in Warsaw

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    Villa Przybytkowskich

    This wooden home seems like it has been parachuted into the city from the countryside. It was originally built in the 1880s and sits at an odd angle to…

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    St Augustine Church

    An area landmark, this red-brick Catholic church, consecrated in 1903, was within the Warsaw Ghetto. Germans used its tower as an observation point and a…

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    Belvedere Palace

    This 18th-century palace served as the official residence of Marshal Józef Piłsudski (from 1926 to 1935) and Polish presidents from 1945 to 1952 and 1989…

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    Carmelite Church

    Fortunately this church, notable for its neoclassical-style facade, escaped the ravages of war and contains 18th-century fittings, including a high altar…

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    St Alexander's Church

    Destroyed during WWII, this church was rebuilt to its original early-19th-century design inspired by the Pantheon in Rome. Inside, look to the left of the…

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    Mermaid of Warsaw

    A selfie with the city's mermaid symbol is a must. This version of the fishy-tailed, battle-ready girl, designed by Ludwika Nitschowa in 1939 and a…

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    Warsaw City Hall

    This grand neoclassical structure, designed by Antonio Corazzi in the 1820s, lends Plac Bankowy some architectural heft. It houses the city administration…

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    Warsaw Ghetto Museum

    Occupying the former Bersohn and Bauman Children’s Hospital, completed in 1878, this museum devoted to the tragic history of the Warsaw Ghetto is…

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    Varso Tower

    Set to be completed in 2020, the 53-storey Varso Tower is the centrepiece of a new office and retail development that, when it tops out at 320m, will be…

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    This neon sign meaning 'It's Nice to See You', by Mariusz Lewczyk and decorating the south side of the Gdański Bridge, was the winner of a 2013…

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    Monument to Adam Mickiewicz

    This neoclassical monument to Poland’s great Romantic poet Adam Mickiewicz (1798–1855) was designed by Cyprian Godebski and unveiled on the 100th…

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    St Charles Borromeo Church

    This late-18th-century church was designed by Domenico Merlini and stands beside the main entrance to Powązki Cemetery.

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    Inside Wilanów Park, the Orangery sometimes acts as an art gallery for temporary exhibitions.