National Stadium


This prominent landmark on the east bank of the Vistula was constructed for the Euro 2012 football championships on the site of a communist-era stadium. Its red-and-white patterning references the Polish flag, and the interior can seat 58,000 spectators for either sporting or entertainment events. Visitors can access an observation point for a view of the interior, or join a daily tour in English; check the website for times and to book tickets.

In winter rinks are set up for ice skating and curling as well as fairground rides, including bumper cars and a carousel.

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1. Poniatówka Beach

0.25 MILES

One of the most pleasant of Warsaw's natural urban beaches along the east bank of the Vistula. From the jetty here you can catch the seaonal, free ferry…

2. Saska Kępa

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This charming residential neighbourhood, one of the few to largely survive the ravages of the 20th century, is studded with gems of modernist architecture…

3. Park Skaryszewski

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Created in 1905, this leafy and prettily landscaped 58-hectare park contains interlinked ponds and a lake, several cafes and monuments to, among others,…

4. Villa Przybytkowskich


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5. Lachert Villa

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Bohdan Lachert and Józef Szanajca designed this 1928 modernist villa to incorporate Le Corbusier’s five points of modern architecture: the free design of…

6. 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…

7. Agnieszka Osiecka Monument

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8. Vistulan Boulevards

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Running for around 5km along the west bank of the Vistula between the Poniatowski and Gdańsk bridges, these boulevards have been brilliantly landscaped…