From fashionable cultural centres to historic palaces, these top 10 tourist attractions in Warsaw are a must-see on any Warsaw sightseeing trip.

Praga District

Located on the east bank of the Vistula River, Praga District overflows with galleries, artistic studios, theaters and underground clubs. Check out the sights and enjoy the ever expanding nightlife.

Parks

Discover Warsaw’s delightful parks – the Lazienki Park  with plenty of things to do: open-air theatre, live music concerts and playgrounds for children; the Ujazdow Park with a lake and beautiful plants and flowers arrangements; and the Saxon Garden, laid out by King Augustus II the Strong in the 18th century.

Castles and palaces

Built in the late 17th century, Wilanow Palace is the only place in Warsaw that has survived intact. Explore also the Ujazdowski Castle, frequently housing contemporary art events. 

Museums

Explore Warsaw museums – the National Museum with more than 800.000 works; Chopin Museum with Frederic Chopin memorabilia; and Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

Interactive museums

Warsaw interactive museums are loved by children and adults alike. There is the Copernicus Science Centre  with permanent exhibitions, showcasing the advances in the field of medicine, mathematics and physics; the Museum of Modern Art, providing interactive tours for preschool and elementary school children; or the Warsaw Rising Museum with the interactive displays for older visitors.

Burials grounds

Even if not visitors’ top priority, Warsaw cemeteries are atmospheric places to visit. Go to Powazki Cemetery, one of the oldest and most beautiful burial grounds within the city limits; or the Warsaw Jewish cemetery.

Old Town Square

Placed on the UNESCO list in recognition of its thorough reconstruction, the Old Town Square is a local gathering place, boasting the famous mermaid statue in the centre.

Royal Castle

The glory of Castle Square, the Royal Castle served as the official residence of the Polish monarchs throughout centuries. Destroyed during World World II, it has been reconstructed and now houses a museum with a number of permanent and temporary exhibitions. Registered as a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Nowy Swiat Street

Once part of the Royal Route, the street is now lined with elegant manors, townhouses and lots of popular clubs, high-end shops and fashionable restaurants.

University of Warsaw Library 

Located in a thoroughly modern building, the University Library houses collections of book and a stunning rooftop garden, offering a panoramic view of the capital.

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