The top 10 things to see and visit in Warsaw
1. The Royal Route “Trakt Królewski”
Trakt Królewski is one of the most beautiful parts of the city, with five connecting streets on which many culturally important buildings and monuments are located. It is worth taking a walk through this area starting from the Old Town (check out the Mermaid Statue, the Royal Castle, and the Zygmunt Column), through Krakowskie Przedmieście Street (Church of St Anne, Nicolaus Copernicus’ monument) and Nowy Świat Street, which is filled with restaurants and cafes, and down Aleje Ujazdowskie (Three Cross Square) until you reach the Royal Łazienki Park.
2. Royal Łazienki Park
This is the largest and most charming parkin Warsaw which was established in the 17th century. In the park you can find many wonderful architectural monuments such as the Palace on the Water, neoclassical amphitheater, and orangeries.
3. The Vistula River
Along the Vistula River spreads a beach pavilion and café area that holds a great number of cultural events. This is a trendy meeting place which provides an outdoor cinema, theatre and a point where beach and sport equipment can be rented.
4. The Palace of Culture and Science
Remaining the highest building in Warsaw it was built as a “gift” from the Soviet Union that still provokes many controversies. The building is a home to theatres, museums and a cinema and the venue hosts various events. It is definitely worthwhile going up by lift to the 30th floor and seeing the amazing views of the city.
5. The Warsaw Uprising Museum
This multimedia museum with interactive exhibitions presents the history of the 1944 uprising which influenced the current character of the city.
6. Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews
This is a museum which is located on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto. The museum encompasses a period of a thousand years and tackles different aspects of the Jewish culture and its heritage.
7. Copernicus Science Center
This is a science museum standing on the bank of the Vistula River. In this paradise for young scientists and explorers everyone can conduct experiments and discover the laws of science for themselves.
8. The Wilanów Palace
This is a royal palace which was built for King Jan III Sobieski at the end of the 17th century. The Wilanów Palace is made of a two-level garden with sculptures, pavilions and fountains.
9. Zachęta the National Gallery of Art
This is one of the biggest and oldest galleries of contemporary art in Poland. With its numerous temporary exhibitions of renowned foreign artists, this gallery has also established itself internationally.
10. The National Museum
This is one of the oldest museums of art in Poland. It contains over 800,000 items that are thought to be masterpieces of Polish and foreign art.