Warsaw: Top things to do and see

Warsaw is a very important city when it comes to culture, politics and economics in Europe. The Polish capital unites relics from the Communist architecture as well as rebuilt medieval buildings. Accordingly, discovering Warsaw includes many great things to see. Here’s what we liked most summarized – our top things to do and see in Warsaw!

  1. Krasinski Palace Warsaw

Destroyed by the Germans during World War II, Krasinski Palace got rebuilt.

Krasiński Palace Warsaw

Notable is that Krasinski Palace is a baroque one.

  1. Uprising Monument Warsaw

Uprising Monument Warsaw reminds of Warsaw Uprising (surprise!) in 1944. When dealing with Warsaw’s history, one comprehends soon why this uprising was that important.

Uprising Monument Warsaw

Completed in 1989, 45 years after the Uprising, Warsaw Uprising monument has a height of 10 meters and is one of the most visited monuments by foreigners.

  1. National Stadium Warsaw

The National Stadium is the home stadium of the Polish National Soccer team and also the biggest stadium in Poland.

National Stadium Warsaw

The good thing about it is that you are able to catch a glance of the National Stadium when being at the Castle Square. Also, the National Stadium is pretty new, having been finished in 2011.

  1. Stroll around in the Old Town of Warsaw

The historic center of Warsaw is also on the list of UNESCO World Heritage. Originally going back to the 13th century, most of Warsaw’s old town got destroyed during WWII.

However, it got rebuilt and is now one of the most prominent tourist attractions of the Polish capital. Medieval architecture as well as the Barbican, St. John’s Cathedral and cafés and shops attract locals and tourists alike.

  1. Find the Holy Cross Church Warsaw

As Polish people are in general rather religious and the majority is Roman Catholic, it does not come as a surprise that you find many churches.

Holy Cross Church Warsaw

Holy Cross Church Warsaw is one of the most notable Baroque churches in the capital of Poland.

  1. Admire the Palace of Culture and Science Warsaw

The Palace of Culture and Science is most probably the most popular building of Warsaw. Not only is it the highest building of whole Poland, it also houses several organizations and institutions.

As it has a heavy political symbolism, not everyone likes the high rising Soviet gift.

  1. Warsaw Barbican

Once upon a time (well, in the Middle Ages) a complex network of fortifications existed in Warsaw.

Warsaw Barbican

Nowadays, only few relics are remaining and Warsaw Barbican is one of them. Definitely a contrast to the Royal Castle of Warsaw!

  1. Gawk at Royal Castle Warsaw

The Royal Castle itself in Warsaw dates back to the Middle Ages, as it was built in the 14th century.

Warsaw Royal Castle

Truly impressive! As you can imagine, not only Warsaw has a rich and moving history, same also goes for the Royal Castle Warsaw. Nowadays, it also is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  1. Central Station Warsaw

Central Station Warsaw is the most important railway station of the city.

Warsaw Central Station

As the Central Station is located right opposite the famous Palace of Culture and Science, you will most likely stumble upon it.


More about Warsaw can be found on our city page!


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