Vistulan Boulevards


Running for around 5km along the west bank of the Vistula between the Poniatowski and Gdańsk bridges, these boulevards have been brilliantly landscaped and designed to become an attractive riverside promenade with terraces, pavilions, public art, artificial beaches and plenty of spots to eat, drink or just watch the world go by.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Warsaw attractions

1. Discovery Park

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Pilates lessons (11am to 2pm Saturday and Sunday), telescopes to observes the night skies and a free outdoor summer cinema (9pm Friday) are among the…

2. Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium

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You may well find yourself wanting to make multiple visits to this far from average planetarium. A packed repertoire of films is projected across a 16m…

3. Mermaid of Warsaw

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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…

4. Copernicus Science Centre

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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…

5. Elektronia Powiśle

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Keep your eyes peeled for new openings, including a boutique hotel, bars, cafes, restaurants and shops in the early-20th-century power plant that has been…

6. Museum on the Vistula


Poland's largest painting, measuring 1600 sq m, by Sławomir Pawszak covers the exterior of a pavilion designed by Austrian architect Adolf Krischanitz…

7. Warsaw University Library

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The stunning copper-clad building that houses the university library was awarded top prize by the Association of Polish Architects in 2000. The main…

8. Warsaw University Library Garden

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Measuring over a hectare, the rooftop garden atop Warsaw University Library provides a lush perch from which to admire the city skyline with views over…