Top attractions in Warsaw
Top 10 things to do in Warsaw
Poland's capital, and the largest city in the country, is a beautiful, exciting and culturally rich place to live or visit. There is so much to see and do, but here are some tops tips.
1. Fryderyk Chopin Museum
Dedicated to Poland's most famous composer, here you can take a tour to learn more about Chopin's past, see original manuscripts, or hear some music.
2. Polish Army Museum
This is Warsaw's second largest museum, and boasts a wide array of military history exhibits. You can also take some very interesting and educational tours.
3. Warsaw Zoo
Home to over 4000 animals of more than 500 species, this is a great zoo to visit. The Elephants and Ape House are particular highlights!
4. Royal Castle Warsaw
A spectacular and fascinating building - make sure to visit when in Warsaw, and maybe even take a tour if you want to learn more.
5. Lazienki Park
Fancy a break from the tourism and history? Then why not take a stroll through this amazing 76-hectare park in the city centre?
6. National Museum Warsaw
This is the largest museum in the city and houses a truly world class and extensive art collection.
7. Culture & Science Palace
This powerful Soviet monument is the 8th tallest building in the European Union, and is a very interesting remnant of Soviet history.
8. Teatr Wielki
This is Warsaw's grand theater, and home to the Polish Opera. If you feel like a night of culture, then pick up some tickets to something special.
9. Warsaw Uprising Museum
The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 was one of the most monumental events in Polish history, and a tour of this musuem will teach you all about it.
10. Copernicus Science Center
This is a really special interactive science museum. Visitors are invited to carry out experiments themselves and discover the laws of science first hand.
Planning Your Visit
When to visit?
Warsaw experiences cold winters and warm summers, and in winter, the snow can get heavy. Summer is the best time to visit.
How long to spend in Warsaw?
Warsaw is an interesting city, but 2 days is enough to to take some tours and see all the sights. If you want some more down time, then 5 days might be a better option.
Good to know
- Polish złoty (zł)
- Time Zone
- UTC (+01:00)
- Country Code
- Best time to visit
- From June to September, the weather is warmer, the days longer, and there are plenty of outdoor festivals and events to keep you entertained!
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What people are saying about Warsaw
Our guide Jacek arrived at our hotel at the pickup time. He was very chatty and friendly as we drove to Treblinka. Once at the Treblinka site we first looked around the museum and our guide explained the displays, their significance and then organised for us to watch some short films. Jacek waited for us outside, allow my wife and I to take our time and not feel rushed. We then walked to the camp. Jacek was constantly explaining what we were seeing, marked by various stones or displays. We felt that having Jacek describe, highlight the horrors that occurred at Treblinka helped to make our visit extra special, going above and beyond to make sure we had a great trip. On the way back we stopped at the restaurant for lunch which was delicious. Strongly recommend.
Enjoyed the early morning tour with Martin as our guide visiting Warsaw Old Town, ruins of Jewish Ghetto and the East Bank of the river Vistula for a brief touch of authentic historical buildings that survived a terrific war destruction. We opted for the Praga District over Park Łazienki as we had less than three hours for our tour. Our guide, Martin, gave an informative talk in perfect English at each stop. He used laminated photos to show how some of the sites used to look like before the war. A hidden yard with a Jewish shrine in Praga was a gem - I'd never found it on my own. Driving around in the retro Fiat was fun and a great way to plan for future visits to Warsaw. Thank you for a memorable tour!
My wife and I arrived 30 min. early. We were nicely greeted at the door than offered juice and water. Show started on time. What an excellent experience was the Chopin concert. The pianist (Wojciech Pyrc) filled up our ears and souls with music and joy. Acoustic in the concert room was very good. At the have time we were offered some of (old polish recipe) honey drink. Very good and tasty. We will recommend this concert very much.
The tour is useful to orient you to many of the major sites in Warsaw. Our guide, Gawel, gave an informative talk in Polish and English at each stop. He used laminated photos to show how sites previously looked. Bikes we're good quality. However, the back brake is applied by peddling backwards and the front brake is on your left.
Visiting Treblinka was a very somber, but also important, experience. Gosia from Warsaw Sightseeing is a very knowledgeable and friendly guide, and I enjoyed both the tour and our conversation.