Warsaw is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Warsaw one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Warsaw is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Warsaw or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Warsaw. Explore the historical monuments of Warsaw with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Warsaw guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Warsaw page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Warsaw landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Warsaw.
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Stare Miasto, Warszawa, Poland
You’d need a day to fully appreciate the sights of this wonderful, atmosphere thick and historic neighbourhood. Most of what you’ll see here was carefully reconstructed after widespread destruction in WWII. Carry a camera, for you’ll find endless reasons to click away. Visit the Church of the Holy Cross and the Grave of the Unknow...
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Plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Poland
08:00 am - 11:30 pm
Pretty much all those who live close by hate this building, the tallest in Poland and certainly the most prominent in Warsaw. It was built by the Soviets, and thus is seen as a sign of unwelcome Russian dominance.
It’s also said to greatly detract from the city’s aesthetic appeal. A running joke goes that the only place to tolerate the ...
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Plac Zamkowy 4, 00-277 Warszawa, Poland
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The official residence of the Polish monarchs, this castle located right in the castle square of Warsaw and has the great historical charm which is unmissable. A historical monument, national museum and a UNESCO world heritage site, the castle was of utmost strategic and political importance to the city. The royal castle was destroyed in the World ...
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Grzybowska 79, Warszawa, Poland
08:00 am - 08:00 pm
The museum has a single purpose to tell the story of it’s namesake, when in WWII, the Polish resistance Home Army tried to retake Warsaw from Germany. It was the single largest resistance effort in Europe in the entire war. The museum tries to tell the story of this uprising in it’s every facet, whether in the form of weapons used or lo...
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Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16, 02-958 Warsaw, Poland
09:30 am - 04:00 pm
This is one of Poland’s first public museums. It’s a bit remarkable that the museum even functions today, considering that most of its exhibits were annexed by the Nazi’s in WWII, but thankfully these were repatriated. Modelled on the Versailles by King John III Sobieski for his French wife, the palace is in the Baroque style. Its...
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Warsaw, Poland (Srodmiescie Południowe)
This walk is a good way to get to know Warsaw before you actually go and check anything out. A series of interconnected streets take you past some of the city’s most significant attractions, so you’ll know what to come back to later. That said, it also make for quite a romantic walk. It starts off from Plac Zamkowy at the castle and lea...
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Plac Marszałka Jozefa Piłsudskiego, Warszawa, Poland
A monument dedicated to polish soldiers who fought with valour for their motherland in the World War 1, tomb of unknown soldiers will leave you affected. Located on the Pilsudski square, this memorial is the only surviving part of the Saxon palace which was occupied in World War 2.
Lit by an eternal flame in the memory of the soldiers, there is a change of guard every hour all year long.
The Church as it exists today looks the same as it did in the sixteenth century, but that’s the result of careful preservation and reconstruction. It’s one of Warsaw’s oldest building and thus one of the most important ones. It’s interiors are done up in high-baroque style and the frescoes are something spectacular.
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Agrykoli 1, 00-460 Warszawa, Poland
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Known as the palace on water, be here for admiring the opulent palace with charming decor. This 18th 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.
The interior gives you a glimpse of the royal lifestyle and the collectibles form the royal family are worth observ...
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Ul. Freta 16, Warsaw 00-227, Poland (Nowe Miasto)
08:30 am - 05:30 pm
It’s fitting that a national celebrity who won two Nobel Prizes for her country and did so much to expand humanity’s work on radiation be given her own museum. Small and intimate, the museum offers a very personal insight into the travails of this remarkable woman. The exhibits include letters and many instruments she used in her work.
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Al. Szucha 25 | Ministry of National Education Building, Warsaw 00-580, Poland (Srodmiescie Południowe)
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
During the Second World War and Germany’s occupation of Poland, you’d have given pretty much anything to not to be able to visit this place. This place used to be the actual Gestapo detainment and interrogation (read torture) offices. The museum is small, interactive and a pretty powerful experience.
Start with the introductory movie an...
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Okopowa 49/51, 01-043 Warszawa, Poland
Establishes in early 19th century and spread over 33 hectares of land, this is one of the biggest Jewish cemeteries in Poland. Being abandoned in World War 2, this cemetery is set in dense forest and hosts over 20,000 marked graves of Jewish population of Poland.
The cemetery has graves of innocent lives that were lost during the Warsaw Ghetto and ...