Top things to do in Warsaw

Top Choice Palace in Warsaw

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 to…
Top Choice Historic Building in Powiśle & Northern Śródmieście

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 it …
Top Choice Museum in Old Town & New Town

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 magni…
Top Choice Museum in Muranów, Mirów & Powązki

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 intera…
Top Choice Opera in Powiśle & Northern Śródmieście

Teatr Wielki

Dating from 1833, destroyed in WWII and rebuilt to Antonio Corazzi's original design in 1965, this magnificent building is home to the Polish National Opera and Ballet companies. The principal 1768-seat Moniuszko Au…
Top Choice Museum in Muranów, Mirów & Powązki

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 earliest…
Top Choice Museum in Powiśle & Northern Śródmieście

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 incredibly p…
Top Choice Polish in Powiśle & Northern Śródmieście

Bez Gwiazdek

'Without Stars' is a supremely successful expression of contemporary Polish cooking. Each month chef Robert Trzópek takes inspiration from a different province of Poland for his set menus, which include four to six …
Top Choice Gardens in Łazienki Park & Southern Śródmieście

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 in…
Top Choice Museum in Old Town & New Town

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, in n…