Top Historical Places in Warsaw

Are you looking to explore the history of Warsaw through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Warsaw including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Warsaw. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Warsaw ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Warsaw, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Warsaw for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Warsaw with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Warsaw Old Town

    Church, Walking Area, Food And Drinks, Club

    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 Unknown Soldier. The Marie Curie museum is nearby. T...Read more
  2. Warsaw Uprising Museum

    4.7 (3570 Votes)
    Warsaw Uprising Museum

    Museum, War Memorial

    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 love letters sent. It’s arranged so beauti...Read more
  3. Wilanow Palace And Museum

    4.6 (2405 Votes)
    Wilanow Palace And Museum

    Museum, Historical Site, Palace, Concert

    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 main exhibits are the gallery of Polish Royal...Read more
  4. Palace Of Culture And Science

    Museum, Park, Landmark, Historical Site

    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 building is from the top of it, as that’...Read more
  5. The Royal Way

    Art And Culture, Landmark, Walking Area, Historical Site

    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 leads down the beautiful River Pistula. The best...Read more
  6. Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

    4.8 (3178 Votes)
    Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

    Memorial, Tomb

    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. Also,...Read more
  7. Royal Castle

    4.6 (1187 Votes)
    Royal Castle

    Landmark, Castle, Historical Site, Heritage Building

    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 War 2 but was restored by intricate efforts. T...Read more
  8. St Annes Church

    4.7 (2756 Votes)
    St Annes Church

    Church, Religious Site, Performance, Archaeological Site

    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. The best way to enjoy the church is to attend the mass...Read more
  9. Lazienki Palace

    4.7 (2302 Votes)
    Lazienki Palace

    Palace, Picnic Spot

    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 observing! The location and the outdoors make it fav...Read more
  10. Maria Sklodowska Curie Museum

    Museum, Historical Site

    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. Also, visit nearby attractions which are cover...Read more
  11. Mausoleum Of Struggle And Martyrdom

    Museum, History Museum, Memorial, War Memorial

    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 and the move on down the exhibits. It’s mo...Read more
  12. Okopowa Street Jewish Cemetery


    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 the holocaust of World War 2. The cemetery als...Read more
  13. Powazki Cemetery

    4.8 (437 Votes)
    Powazki Cemetery


    One of the oldest cemeteries in Warsaw, this is the proud burial land of many polish poets, artists, musicians. Built in 18the century, the tombstones were created by removed sculptors of the age. Also, visit nearby attractions which are covered in Warsaw itinerary 2 day.