If you travel to Warsaw with images of sunny beaches, exciting thrill rides, beautiful walks in front of you, then you probably should reconsider your plans. Warsaw is not your typical tourist destination. However, you should put these attractions in Warsaw on your list of priorities for what could be the perfect destination for you.
Market Square– surrounded by beautiful homes traders seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, this lively square is filled with street vendors, cafes, shops, galleries and some of the best restaurants in Warsaw. This is where local festivals and fairs are held. Market Square (90 x 73 m) consists of four parts, each named after a famous 18th century parliament. The best idea is to either walk through the market or sitting in a cafe to look around. You can also take a horse drawn carriage to explore the quaint narrow streets of Old Town.
The market is still held in the Hall of fabric Sukiennice towers located on one side, where you can also detect a statue of poet Adam Mickiewicz in the center of the square.
St. Anne’s Church– St. Anne’s church at the end of Krakowskie Przedmiescie and the beginning of the old town, built mid 15 th century. The services are always very good. In summer, the church is very popular for weddings, however, it is believed, that those who get married in the church have been a happy couples. In the church gets a plaque in honor of the late Polish Pope John Paul II is now also a large painting with the late Pope hanged at the main entrance.
The location is close to the four major universities (Warsaw University, the Theatre Academy, The Academy of Music and the Academy of Fine Arts), St.Anne’s church is the meeting place for students.
Royal Castle– Currently, the Royal Castle houses a fascinating museum with interiors as the Senate Chamber, the royal apartments, the Marble Hall, Canaletto room with original furniture of great artistic value are definitely worth a visit.
It is located in the Castle Square, at the entrance to the Old City of Warsaw.
Royal Route– Ranging from the old town of Krakow and out through the hill of Wawel allows travelers to embark on their hostel Krakow to take in some of the most famous monuments of the city throughout the process, including the Market Square , the Barbican and the City Hall Tower – from where travelers can enjoy a panoramic view of Krakow.
Further south is the Camino Real, with many classicists palaces, the Presidential Palace and the campus of the University of Warsaw. Also the popular Nowy Swiat street, one of the main shopping streets, is noteworthy. Wilanow Palace, the former royal residence of King John III Sobieski, is notable for its baroque architecture and beautiful parks.
National Museum– Established in 1916, is the largest museum in Warsaw and one of the largest ones in Poland. The National Museum is composed of a number of sites around Krakow, but the main building has three permanent collections – 20th Century Polish Art, the Gallery of Decorative Art and Arms and Colors in Poland. It has a huge collection of ancient art, foreign and domestic painting, crafts, and numismatics.
It is located on Avenida Jerozolimskie can be reached from downtown by bus, tram or walk (25-30 minutes). Is a complex of two museums – the National Army.
Lazienki Park– It is one of the most beautiful park and palace complexes in Europe. A century later, when King Stanislaus Poniatowski become the owner of the cite – Lazienki Park became a formal garden and has the neoclassical Palace on the Water (Lazienki Palace) surrounded by magnificent gardens, canals and ponds. The unique character and history of the park is reflected in its landscape architecture (pavilions, sculptures, bridges, waterfalls, ponds) and vegetation (domestic and foreign species of trees and shrubs). Lazienki Park also attracts music lovers who attend summer concerts taking place at the monument of Fryderyk Chopin.
It took the name Łazienki (“Baths”) from a bathing pavilion that was located there.
Wilanów Palace and Park– Wilanow was built for Jan Sobieski, Poland’s most dashing monarch. The origins of the building date from the 1670’s when the Wilanow village, then known as Milanow, became property of the King. On the first floor is the Portrait Gallery of Poland, where effigies of magnate families of nobles, kings, famous artists and historical figures, painted by renowned Polish and foreign artists, that you can see. Behind the palace is a large park – a perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Palace in Wilanow, the baroque royal summer residence is located at the end of the Royal route.
Wilanów Park – 45 hectare park consists of a two-tier Baroque garden, a neo-Renaissance rose garden, an English landscape park and an English-Chinese landscape park. The park is gained access by a door from the courtyard of the Palace, which is adorned with beautiful magnolias and roses.
Palace of Culture and Science– Considered the tallest building in Poland, this monumental skyscraper (circa 1955) contains 42 floors at a height of 230.68 meters (756.82 feet), topped with a needle height of 43 meters (141.08 feet). Today the building serves as headquarters for a variety of companies. On the other hand, continues to play a cultural role. There are cinemas, libraries, theaters, the Museum of Technology, etc in the Palace of Culture and Science. Fairs and exhibitions are held here. It also has the largest concert hall and conference, called Congress Hall, able to seat up to three thousand people.
Located in the center of Warsaw.
Monument to the Ghetto Heroes– was erected in 1948 on the fifth anniversary of the outbreak of the uprising in the Warsaw ghetto. It commemorates the struggle of the 1943 Ghetto Uprising heroes. It is part of the Memory Trail that leads from here to the Umschlagplatz Monument – a monument of white marble and black on the site of a former railway siding (Umschlagplatz in German) from where the cattle cars, the deportation of the Jews inhabitants of the ghetto to the concentration camps, departed from.
Grand Theater– dating back from 1825 – 1833, was once one largest building in Warsaw before the Second World War. It now houses the National Opera and Ballet. In front of the building can be seen two monuments. One is dedicated to Stanislaw Moniuszko, the founder of the Polish National Opera, while the other is dedicated to Wojciech Boguslawski, the father of Polish National Theatre. Grand Opera in Warsaw boasts high production values: set, costumes and casts are on a grand scale.
It’s a good idea to visit the light to admire its architectural details and to attend one of his magnificent performances.
Located in the historic Plaza Theatre in Warsaw, Poland.