Things To Do in Warsaw

Things To Do in Warsaw, Poland

Are you looking for things to do in Warsaw?  Well, you’re in the right place.  We will tell you some of the more interesting places you can visit in the city of Warsaw, Poland.  Let us introduce you to five Warsaw attractions right now, so you can start exploring.

 

Things to Do in Warsaw 1 - Lazienki Park

 

There’s no doubt that in every city you go to, one of the more engaging places you can visit is the public park.  The Lazienki Park is probably the largest public park in Warsaw.  It is a 76-hectare park located near the center of the city of Warsaw.  It was designed in the 17th century, and is still home to several baroque structures which were well-preserved and reconstructed after World War II.  Photographers looking for things to see in Warsaw can visit this park during autumn, when the leaves of most of the trees has changed their colors.

 

Things To Do in Warsaw

Lazienki Park

 

Here are some historical buildings located in the park:

a. Lazienki Palace (Palace on the Water)

 

Things To Do in Warsaw

Lazienki Palace

 

This building was built in the 17th century. It has two floors featuring picture galleries, royal baths, ballroom, balcony room, and others. It has also a collection of Polish king figures and minor works by Rembrandt and Ruben.

 

b. Roman Theater

 

This amphitheater is inspired by Roman architecture and was designed in the 1790s. It features a stage and structures imitating the Roman Forum. Though the stage looks very old, it still hosts a variety of performances.

 

c. White House

 

This three-story architecture was built in the 1770s. It hosted the first talks between the ambassadors of China and the United States after World War II.

 

d. Old Orangery.

 

Built in the 1780′s it houses a wooden theater, auditorium and galleries, and are filled with pieces from King Stanislaw’s collection.

 

e. New Orangery

 

Designed in 1860s it was used to house tropical plants and orange trees for tsar Alexander II of Russia. Today it’s home to a restaurant and a tropical garden.

 

Things To Do in Warsaw 2 – Old Town

 

Things To Do in Warsaw

View Near Old Town

 

Yes, like other popular European cities, the city of Warsaw has its own ‘Old Town.’  Founded in the 13th century, the town grew around the Royal Castle and was fortified by brick city walls. The Royal Castle became home to the country’s highest authorities in the succeeding times.  When World War II came, much of the district was destroyed, but most were rebuilt after the war.

 

Things To Do in Warsaw

Royal Castle

 

Today, this historical district covers the Old Town Market Place, Castle Square, Canon Square and other areas.  It has been placed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Site.

 

Things To Do in Warsaw 3 - Warsaw Uprising Museum

 

Museums are always appealing to tourists.  Visiting historical museums is like being shown a city’s Facebook timeline.  The Warsaw Uprising Museum focuses on the later part of that timeline. Specifically, it showcases the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.  The museum exhibits a collection of everything related to the uprising, including weapons used by insurgents, possessions of the Polish Underground State, and others. It also has a memorial wall built to commemorate all the casualties of the uprising.

 

Things To Do in Warsaw 4 – Copernicus Science Center

 

Those looking for something to do with their kids can visit the Copernicus Science Center.  Opened in 2010, the museum is visited by over 2 million people already. It is very modern-looking, at least as compared with the buildings in the Old Town, which is just located not far from it.  The 2000 square meter complex features numerous exhibitions and houses a number of structures like a planetarium, an open-air experimentation station, and an amphitheater. The ECSITE conference (European Network of Science Centres and Museums) was held here in 2011.

 

Things To Do in Warsaw 5 – Nowy Swiat

 

Almost all places have a very popular street.  In the city of Warsaw’s case, it’s the Nowy Swiat street.  It is a popular street connecting Aleje Jeruselimskie (Jerusalem Avenue) and ulica Swietokrzyska(Holy Cross Street).  The name of this street was first used in the 17th century. The street was almost completely destroyed during the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, but it now houses a selection of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, etc.  All tourists go there, and you should too.

 

So, there you have it, five interesting places to get you started.  To know more about these places, you can visit Wikipedia.

For other things to do in Warsaw, check out our small directory of restaurants in Warsaw.  If you’re traveling to Poland and looking for a place to stay, check our list of major hotels in Warsaw.

Hope you enjoy your visit.


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