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Best things to do in Warsaw

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“The royal park. MUST SEE Chopin concerts from June till September on Sundays”
190 locals recommend
History Museum
“A place you can't miss! A real history lesson on the heroic struggle of the inhabitants of Warsaw during World War II. It is worth booking a few hours, because this place will attract you with its interactive propositions.”
159 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“In Złote Tarasy (Golden terraces), you have everything: restaurants, shops, cinema.”
77 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful Park with nice fountain, Unknown Solider monument and cool playground for kids”
45 locals recommend
Museum
“The National Museum in Warsaw is home to over 800,000 exhibits of both Polish and worldwide art. They represent all epochs from antiquity to contemporary times, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, illustrations, photographs, numismatic items and objects of applied arts. *** Zbiory Muzeum Narodowego w Warszawie liczą ponad 830 tysięcy eksponatów - dzieł sztuki polskiej i światowej. Pochodzą one ze wszystkich epok, od antyku do współczesności, i obejmują malarstwo, rzeźbę, rysunki, ryciny, fotografie, numizmaty, a także przedmioty sztuki użytkowej.”
67 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Apart from the most famous places in the Old town, which include the Castle square with the Royal castle and Sigismund's column, St. John's Cathedral, the old town square and the new town market with the communion Church (Gameren's Tylman project), there are also a few less popular but very charming corners. It is m.in.: street Kanonia, where the narrow old town Kamenetz and bell 1646; Berezov str (running in the back feathers Barssa) - from the intersection with customs street offers beautiful views of the Vistula river; the picturesque street of stone steps, and surrounded by standing on the slope to the Church Ghost of the virgin Mary in a New city. There are nine churches in the Old town! Interesting sites are: the monument Jana kilinskiego street (street Baking) - the leaders of the insurekcji since 1794, repair and rajcy city and touching the statue of the Little Insurgent (Barbican), in memory of the children who took part in the Warsaw uprising.”
87 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Palace of Culture and Science is a notable high-rise building in Warsaw, Poland. Constructed in 1955, it is the center for various companies, public institutions and cultural activities such as concerts”
93 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Arkadia started in 2004 and is the biggest shopping mall in Central Europe with a total area of 287,000 sq. m., housing 230 shops, 25 restaurants, and a cinema. ICSC awarded Arkadia as Shopping Centre of the Year in 2004.”
79 locals recommend
Castle
“Since XVI Royal Castle was an official residence of the Polish monarchs. Currently it serves as a museum and place for official/national meetings.”
56 locals recommend
Science Museum
“At Copernicus, you will find around 400 exhibits within our permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as the Thinkatorium workshop space, and two theatres – the High Voltage Theatre and the Robotic Theatre. Admission to all the attractions listed below is included in the ticket to the Copernicus Science Centre.”
102 locals recommend
History Museum
“ Warsaw is home to Poland’s most inspiring museums, which will give you a chance to learn about the country’s turbulent history, visual arts, classical music, science and more. POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews Building, History Museum Save to Wishlist Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Copy link Share POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews | © Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland / Flickr Book Now Located on the former site of the Warsaw Ghetto in the Muranów district, the POLIN museum celebrates the history and heritage of the Jewish community in Poland. Designed by Finnish architect Rainer Mahlamäki, the modern glass, copper and concrete building houses a 43,000 sq ft permanent exhibition space with multimedia displays including reconstructed parts of historical Jewish synagogues, an interactive 3D model of Kracow and its Jewish neighbourhood of Kazimierz and a Holocaust gallery. There is also a kosher restaurant and café on-site.”
48 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The most influential art gallery in Warsaw. Every time there is something worth seeing. On Thursdays you enter for free.”
53 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Located in the historical Ostrogski Castle, it is one of the few multimedia biographical museums in Europe. Among the exhibits you will find the composer's last piano and manuscripts of his letters and compositions.”
44 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“a plethora of delicious restaurants and chic bars in one place - an absolute ‘must see’ for foodies”
66 locals recommend
Plaza
“Fountains operate every day from 8.30 am until 10.30 pm Multimedia show (music, lights, water, and laser) each Friday and Saturday. Highly recommended! May,June, and July: 9.30 pm August: 9 pm September: 8.30 pm ”
52 locals recommend
Opera House
“The Great Theatre - National Opera. At the moment of building (1st half of XIX century) the world's biggest opera house. Nowadays lively centre of classic and modern opera. Take every tram going west (to the other side of Vistula river) and get off at the 2nd stop Metro Ratusz Arsenal, then go 5 minutes south and on the left by Senatorska street to the Plac Teatralny. Check the shows and tickets at www.teatrwielki.pl”
32 locals recommend