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  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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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  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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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  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. 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

  • 11. Muzeum Narodowe

    Centrum | Museum/Gallery

    In a functional 1930s building, the National Museum has an impressive collection of contemporary Polish and European paintings, Gothic icons...Read More

  • 12. Muzeum Wojska Polskiego

    Centrum | Museum/Gallery

    If you're interested in all things military, you might want to visit this museum's exhibits of weaponry, armor, and uniforms, which trace Polish...Read More

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  • 13. Muzeum Łowiectwa i Jeździectwa

    Lazienki | Museum/Gallery

    In the old coach houses on the east side of the park you'll find the Muzeum Łowiectwa i Jeździectwa, which contains a collection of stuffed...Read More

  • 14. Pałac Kultury i Nauki

    Centrum | Museum/Gallery

    This massive Stalinist-Gothic structure looks like a wedding cake and is the main landmark in the city. Some hate it, some love it but it's...Read More

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  • 15. Pałac Wilanów


    A baroque gateway and false moat lead to the wide courtyard that stretches along the front of Wilanów Palace, built between 1681 and 1696 by...Read More

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  • 16. Pałac Łazienkowski

    Lazienki | Museum/Gallery

    This magnificent palace—often called "Pałac na wyspie," which means "Palace on the Island"—is the focal point of the Park Łazienkowski. Initially...Read More

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  • 17. Warsaw Rising Museum


    One of the youngest and certainly one of the best museums in Poland tells the story of the 1944 Rising by means of interactive displays. The...Read More

  • 18. Zamek Królewski

    Stare Miasto | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Warsaw's Royal Castle stands on the east side of Castle Square. The princes of Mazovia first built a residence on this spot overlooking the...Read More

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