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  • 1. Biblioteka Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego

    Powisle | Garden/Arboretum

    A 10-minute walk toward the river from the main campus of Warsaw University is the relatively new (1999) Warsaw University Library, a sight...Read More

  • 2. Muzeum Chopina

    Centrum | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The Chopin Museum occupies the 17th-century Pałac Ostrogskich, which towers above Tamka. The best approach is via the steps from Tamka. In the...Read More

  • 3. Park Łazienkowski

    Lazienki | Garden/Arboretum

    The 180 acres of this park, commissioned during the late 18th century by King Słanisław August Poniatowski, run along the Vistula escarpment...Read More

  • 4. POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

    Muranów | Museum/Gallery

    The Museum of the History of Polish Jews is housed in a building—by Finnish architekt Rainer Mahlamäki—charged with symbolism, drawing attention...Read More

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  • 5. Archikatedra św. Jana

    Stare Miasto | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Ulica Świętojańska, leading from the Rynek Starego Miasta to the Zamek Królewski, takes its name from this cathedral, which was built at the...Read More

  • 6. Barbakan

    Stare Miasto | Museum/Gallery

    The pinnacled Barbakan, the mid-16th-century stronghold in the old city wall on the intersection of ulica Freta and ulica Nowomiejska, now marks...Read More

  • 7. Blikle

    Centrum | Restaurant–Sight

    Warsaw's oldest cake shop has a black-and-white-tile café that serves savory snacks as well as Blikle's famous doughnuts. ...Read More

  • 8. Botanical Gardens

    Lazienki | Garden/Arboretum

    These gardens, covering an area of roughly 3 acres, were laid out in 1818, so they will celebrate their two-hundredth anniversary in 2018. At...Read More

  • 9. Centrum Nauki Kopernik

    Powisle | Museum/Gallery

    A recent addition to Warsaw's attractions, the Center is something between a museum, an amusement park, and an educational institution. It made...Read More

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  • 10. Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski

    Lazienki | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    If you are interested in modern art, you will find it in the somewhat unlikely setting of the 18th-century Zamek Ujazdowski, reconstructed in...Read More

  • 11. Former headquarters of the Polish Communist Party

    Centrum | Financial Institution

    Anti-Communists love the irony of this once-despised symbol of oppression; for a decade after the Communist fall, until 2001, it was the seat...Read More

  • 12. Fragment of ghetto wall


    In the courtyard of this building on Sienna Street, through the archway on the left, and just a little farther east, on Złota Street, are the...Read More

  • 13. Galeria Klimy Bocheńskiej

    Praga | Museum/Gallery

    In a 19th-century liquor factory in the right-bank Praga district, the gallery exhibits, promotes, and even sells works by well-known contemporary...Read More

  • 14. Galeria Zachęta

    Stare Miasto | Museum/Gallery

    Built at the end of the 19th century by the Society for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts, this gallery has no permanent collection but organizes...Read More

  • 15. Grób Nieznanego Żołnierza

    Stare Miasto | Garden/Arboretum

    Built as a memorial after World War I, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier contains the body of a Polish soldier brought from the eastern battlefields...Read More

  • 16. Jewish Cemetery


    Behind a high brick wall on ulica Okopowa you will find Warsaw's Jewish Cemetery, an island of continuity amid so much destruction of the city...Read More

  • 17. Jewish Historical Institute

    Muranów | Educational Institution

    You'll find the institute behind a glittering new office block on the southeast corner of plac Bankowy—the site of what had been the largest...Read More

  • 18. Kościół Jezuitów

    Stare Miasto | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    On the left-hand side of the entrance to the Cathedral of St. John you'll find the early 17th-century Jesuit Church, founded by King Jan III...Read More

  • 19. Kościół Nawiedzenia Najświętszej Marii Panny

    Stare Miasto | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A picturesqure redbrick Gothic church—the oldest in the New Town—St. Mary's was built as a parish church by the princes of Mazovia in the early...Read More

  • 20. Kościół Sakramentek

    Stare Miasto | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built as a thanksgiving offering by King Jan III Sobieski's queen, Marysieńka, after his victory against the Turks at Vienna in 1683, this cool...Read More

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