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  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. Kościół św. Jacka

    Stare Miasto | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This baroque Dominican church in the New Town was badly damaged in the aftermath of the 1943 uprising, when the adjoining monastery served as...Read More

  • 9. Kościół Świętego Stanisława Kostki

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    In October 1984 Polish secret police officers murdered the popular parish priest Jerzy Popiełuszko because of his sermons, which the Communist...Read More

  • 10. Kościół świętej Anny

    Stare Miasto | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built in 1454 by Anne, princess of Mazovia, the church stands on the south corner of Castle Square. It was rebuilt in high-baroque style after...Read More

  • 11. Kościół Wizytek

    Stare Miasto | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    In front of this late-baroque church stands a statue of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, primate of Poland from 1948 to 1981. Wyszyński was imprisoned...Read More

  • 12. Muzeum Etnograficzne

    Stare Miasto | Museum/Gallery

    On display here you'll find an interesting collection of Polish folk art, crafts, and costumes from all parts of the country as well as ethnographic...Read More

  • 13. Muzeum Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie

    Stare Miasto | Museum/Gallery

    The house in which Marie Curie Skłodowska was born has a small museum inside dedicated to the great physicist, chemist, winner of two Nobel...Read More

  • 14. Pałac Kazanowskich

    Stare Miasto | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    This 17th-century palace was given a neoclassical front in the 19th century. The courtyard at the rear still contains massive late-Renaissance...Read More

  • 15. Pałac Namiestnikowski

    Stare Miasto | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    This palace was built in the 17th century by the Radziwiłł family (into which Jackie Kennedy's sister Lee later married). In the 19th century...Read More

  • Plac Zamkowy

    16. Plac Zamkowy

    Stare Miasto | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Many visitors enter the Old Town through this plaza area on the southern border of the district. You can't miss the Kolumna Zygmunta, which...Read More

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  • 17. Pomnik Bohaterów Warszawy 1939–1945

    Stare Miasto | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Unveiled in 1989, this monument constitutes a poignant reminder of what World War II meant for the citizens of Warsaw. Massive bronze figures...Read More

  • 18. Rynek Nowego Miasta

    Nowe Miasto | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Warsaw's so-called "New Town" was actually founded at the turn of the 15th century. This part of the city, however, was rebuilt after World...Read More

  • 19. Rynek Starego Miasta

    Stare Miasto | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    This is the hub of life in Warsaw's Old Town. The earliest settlers arrived at this spot during the 10th and 11th centuries. Legend has it that...Read More

  • 20. Warszawska Syrenka

    Stare Miasto | Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

    The mermaid is the symbol on the crest of the city of Warsaw. Many legends claim to explain the presence of this misterious creature so far...Read More

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