Tomb of the Unknown Soldier


Dedicated to the unknown soldiers who have given their lives for Poland, this military memorial occupies the last remnant of the Saxon Palace that stood here until it was destroyed by the Germans in WWII. In a marching ceremony across the square, the pair of soldiers who guard the eternal flame are changed every hour on the hour.

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1. Piłsudski Square

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Warsaw's largest public square once stood in front of the Saxon Palace, destroyed during WWII. The only part of the palace that remains is the Tomb of the…

2. Smoleńsk Air Disaster Monument

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Dubbed 'the stairway to heaven', this black granite monument commemorates the 2010 plane crash in Smolensk, in which 96 people died, including the then…

3. Zachęta – National Gallery of Art


Specialising in contemporary art, Zachęta organises a variety of temporary exhibitions, which change roughly every three months. A visit to this elegant…

4. Saxon Garden

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Covering 15.5 hectares, this splendid garden, founded in the late 17th century, became Warsaw’s first public park in 1727. Initially modelled on…

5. Kordegarda

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There's usually a new exhibition here every month, organised by the National Center for Culture to promote local artists. Some shows can be fairly out…

6. Ethnographic Museum


Although it's a little complicated to navigate and could do with a bit more in the way of English signage, this museum has a fine assembly of Polish folk…

7. Visitationist Church

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Childhood prodigy Frédéric Chopin regularly played the organ at this church, completed in 1761, which is a prime example of rococo architecture. The…

8. Vodka Museum

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This small but attractive museum, hiding in a courtyard off the street, comprises mostly glass cases displaying a beautiful collection of old vodka…