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- Warsaw Old Town: The only UNESCO World Heritage in Warsaw is the Old Town area which was rebuilt from the foundations after the Germans mercilessly annihilated the city as retaliation for the Polish resistance. It took half a decade and some very dedicated citizens to rebuild what was once the pride of Warsaw. Every ruin worth its weight in architecture was incorporated into re-building the Old Town. One of the best ways to explore the town is by taking a walking tour.
- The Royal Castle: Yet another landmark that was reconstructed, the Royal Caste is now home to Poland’s Parliament. Home of the last King of Poland. It’s said that during the reconstruction of the Old Town, the paintings of the city’s panorama that used to hang in the Castle, came in very handy. One such painting is on display in one of the many rooms of the Castle. If time permits, attend a concert felt in the Ballroom or the courtyard-it’ll take you back to the time of the kings!
- The Warsaw Uprising Museum: No city in Poland has suffered as much as Warsaw when it came to war. The uprising of 1944 was an important moment in history. The German retaliated by lashing out and destroying live and like. A visit to this state-of-the art museum will definitely have you sympathizing with the city. Located in what used to be a power station, the museum will give you a blow-by-blow account of the events that led to the invasion, destruction and the subsequent re-building of the city, complete with personal accounts and lot of interactive forms of communication.
- Tomb of the Unknown Soldier: All that’s left of the Saxon Palace today is a few remains and a couple of arches. To honour the valiant solider who passed away in World War I, Soviet-Polish wars and then World War II, a monument is erected as a tribute. Every Sunday at noon, there’s a ceremonial change of guard and during weekdays, it’s done on an hourly basis on a smaller scale.
- Praga: Right across from the river lies Praga, a part of Warsaw and yet not in the least like it. Untouched during World War II, Praga was considered to be the hub of all under-the-table activities. For all those who have seen ‘The Pianist’, all the scenes of dereliction were shot in Praga. This impression is soon changing as businesses flourished with reasonable real estate prices and the New National Stadium. Tourists are advised from wandering into shady alleyways or areas; you’re safe as long as you stick to the tourist zones.
- Fryderyk Chopin Museum: Apart from Madame Curie, the next well-known Pole is composer Fryderyk Chopin. The four-storied Ostrogoski Palace is transformed into a museum to tell the tale of Poland’s famous composer. Exhibits include the last piano he played on, listening booths to appreciate his compositions and multi-media visuals on Chopin’s life and journey. A trip to the Chopin Museum is sure to help you “Experience Chopin”- the motto of the museum.
- Lazienki Park: This massive park is a Warsaw weekend favourite. It’s approximately 80 acres provide a much needed contrast to the city’s otherwise austerely coloured architecture. It’s filled with a palace, flowers, statues, monuments and wildlife.
- Palace of Culture and Science: Built by the Soviets, this is the tallest building in Polland and is seen as a sign of unwelcome Russian dominance.
- Wilanow palace and Museum: Polland's first Public museum, the gallery displays Polish Royalty portraits and the Royal apartments, which include furniture, ceramics, clothing and some lovely paintings.
- Copernicus Science Centre: Radio Polski once use to organise science picnics, which were mainly directed at the children of Warsaw. Today, it is known for activites like astronomy, biology, social sciences, history oand geology
- Lazienki Palace: This 18th century palace is set in scenic gardens, amidst a huge lake which adds to the beauty of the place, this place is worth visiting on your trip.
- Saxon Garden: Also known as Ogrod Saski, this is one of the oldest parks in the city built in 18th century for the King August II.
Below we have a list of things to do in Warsaw and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Warsaw getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Warsaw with confidence.