Wojewodztwo Mazowieckie Things to Do

  • A first view
    A first view
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  • The first sight at the squere from above
    The first sight at the squere from above
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    The Barbican
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Wojewodztwo Mazowieckie Things to Do

  • Old Town

    Warsaw Things to Do

    This part of Warsaw was heavily damaged during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. It was rebuilt after the war and today, consists of cafes and restaurants. The colorful facades of the buildings nonetheless, are a magnet to locals and tourists alike. The east side is home to the Historical Museum, which is currently undergoing restoration work on the...

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  • Lazienki Park and Chopin's Monument

    Warsaw Things to Do

    I arrived at my hotel, then went for a walk in the cold fresh air. The park is almost next door to the Hyatt Regency Hotel. I was surprised to see two peacocks trying to keep warm, near the Belvedere Restaurant. The other thing that was unusual about the park, was the number of crows flocking around the park and trees - some thousands of them it...

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  • Monument to the Ghetto Uprising

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    The monument over the heroes of the Warsaw Uprising is commemorating the citizens uprising in 1944 from the tyranny of the German Nazi, unfortunately ended tragically. The monument is located on the Krasinskich Square.

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  • Palace of Culture and Science

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    This skyscraper was built during the Stalinist era of 1952 to 1955. Originally, it housed a cinema, community center and swimming pool. All used shortly after its completion. Today, it remains controversial, yet, it is one of the cities most popular tourist destinations. It contains amongst other things, cinemas, theaters, museums, bookshops and...

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  • Royal Castle

    Warsaw Things to Do

    Once the home of Polish Kings and Lithuanian Dukes, the splendid building is the pride and joy of Warsaw. It was the royal residence from the 16th to 18th centuries. The, after the onset of WWII, the castle was demolished and it was later blown up following the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. After the war, it wasn't until 1971 that the decision to...

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  • Downtown

    Warsaw Things to Do

    The Square of the Three Crosses is dominated by the Church of St. Alexander. It was built as a Neo-classicist copy of the Roman pantheon between 1815 and 1825. It was built on order of Tsar Alexander I. (who obviously had a choice in the patron saint). In 1886, it was re-designed in Neo-Renaissance style and enlarged. The current building is a...

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  • Barbican

    Warsaw Things to Do

    The Warsaw Barbican is a semi circle fortified medieval outpost connected to the city walls, which was used for defensive purposes. It was destroyed during WWII and Warsaw Uprising in 1944. It was rebuilt after the war using scattered bricks from historical buildings that was destroyed. They used the etching from 17th century diagram. It is a major...

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  • Wilanow

    Warsaw Things to Do

    After a tour of the Palace, take a walk around the charming Palace gardens descending in terraces down to the lake. See the garden sculptures, the Chinese pagoda, the 'Roman' bridge, and, in summer, enjoy the views from the gondola. The new layout of the gardens has now been completed and is just superb with the plants arranged so as to form royal...

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  • Syrenka - Mermaid

    Warsaw Things to Do

    The Warsaw mermaid statue is located in Market Square of the Old Town. It is a symbol and an icon of Warsaw. There are three mermaids and the one in the Old Town is the first mermaid, the second is near Świętokrzyski bridge and the third is at Karowa street.

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  • The Tomb of Unknown Soldier

    Warsaw Things to Do

    Nearly every country in the world has Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It is symbolic and it is a tomb of remembrance of Polish soldiers who fought and died for freedom. The tomb proudly stands between the beautiful peaceful Saxon Garden and Pilsudski Square. We were lucky enough to see the change of the guard. I must admit it wasn’t as good as the...

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  • Castle Square

    Warsaw Things to Do

    This is a roughly triangular area in the new town area, opposite the royal castle (thus its name). It is lined with colorful buildings that contain contain cafes, restaurants and shops. The square is a popular meeting area for both tourists and locals. The square is also home to an 17th century column celebrating King Sigismund III.

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  • Royal Way

    Warsaw Things to Do

    Potocki Palace (Polish: Pałac Potockich), is a large baroque palace. The new one was commissioned by Ernest Denhoff and construction started in 1693 under the architect Giovanni Pioli. From 1731 it belonged to August Aleksander Czartoryski. All complex has two gates on each side. The layout of the gates are shaped like a horseshoe. It has...

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  • New Town

    Warsaw Things to Do

    Nowe Miasto, the New Town is not so new , as it began its developent called New Warsaw in the fourteenth century and it was not integrated in Warsaw until the late eighteenth century Upon entering the New Town from the Old Town, struck by the tranquility in this area and the beauty of its squares , palaces and streets Nowe Miasto , la Ciudad...

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  • President's Palace

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    In front of Presidential palace is monument of Prince Józef Poniatowski riding a horse. The author was Bertel Thorwaldsen, Danish sculptor. Working on monument last from 1830 till 1832th. Later tsar give it to general Ivan Paskevich, which moved it to his residence at Homel. Monument returned to Poland in the 1922 year. Monument was unveiled on...

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  • Jewish Ghetto - Umschlagplatz Monument

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    This monument stands on the loading area where the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto were made to wait for the trains that would ultimately take them to the death camp at Treblinka and later, Auschwitz. Inside, there are a number of first names of some of the victims. Mens on one side and women on the other. The solemn marble monument is a fitting...

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  • Pawiak Prison

    Warsaw Things to Do

    Built in the 1830s to serve as a Tsarist prison, Pawiak came to the fore during WWII when the Gestapo took it over. During the Nazi occupation it became the largest political prison in Poland and saw over 100,000 inmates pass through its gates. Of this number, over 37,000 were executed within the grounds, while a further 60,000 were transported to...

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  • Saxon Gardens

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    The Saxon Garden is the oldest public garden in Warsaw founded in 17th century. It’s a public garden with beautiful fountain surrounded by many Rococo (late Baroque) sculptures. The fountain designed by Henryk Marconi is the centerpiece of the garden and is popular meeting place for romantic couples. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is next to the...

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  • St. Anna's Church

    Warsaw Things to Do

    Taras widokowy is lookout terrace on the top of St. Anna’s church bell tower. This is a fantastic viewing platform on Old Town panorama and east side of Warshaw. Also, this is one of the oldest church in Warsaw. Standard admission for ticket are PLN 5 Discount is available to children aged 4 or older, school-aged children and youth, students...

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  • Wisla River

    Warsaw Things to Do

    quote from Wikipedia: The Vistula (Polish: Wisła; German: Weichsel; Czech: Visla ), is the longest river in Poland at 1,047 km (678 miles) in length. It drains an area of 194,424 km² (75,067 sq. miles), of which 168,699 km² (65,135 sq. miles) lies within Poland (over half the area of the country). The Vistula has its source in the south of...

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  • National Museum

    Warsaw Things to Do

    The Muzeum Narodowe (National Museum) is a sprawling gallery of fine arts, with a primary focus on Polish artists. But there are also many top draw artists from all over Europe and the rest of the world, especially in some of the temporary exhibits. My personal favourite was a collection of paintings, mostly by Polish artists, that portrayed life...

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  • Zoo

    Warsaw Things to Do

    You actually get a lot for your money, currently 20zl for an adult and 15zl for a child. That might not sound very good looking at numbers, but when you actually exchange it, it would mean around £4 for an adult, which is an excellent deal - considering that even if you don't really enjoy the animals and the way they are treated or something...

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  • Monument to the Ghetto Heroes

    Warsaw Things to Do

    The 'centrepiece' of the Jewish Warsaw trail, this powerful and deeply moving monument stands in the middle of plac Bohaterów Getta on Ul Zahmenhofa. The plac was formerly the heart of the ghetto area - now it is a wide open space surrounded by apartment blocks. The memorial was unveiled in 1948, 5 years after the Ghetto Uprising and simultaneously...

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  • Walking

    Warsaw Things to Do

    In the Royal way I across at the streets unusual benches, try to rest. But it is not for resting, then new guided tour and travel theme. What is that?! Theme is discover the Chopin's Warsaw (a places connect with his life). You find on those multimedia benches information about places who corresponds with the sequence of events in Chopin's...

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  • Church of the Holy Cross

    Warsaw Things to Do

    The Holy Cross is a Roman Catholic Church and one of the most notable Baroque twin tower churches in Warsaw. It was built in the late 17th century, to replace an old and small wooden chapel. As you enter the church above you will see Christ carrying his cross. One of the draw-card for the tourist is Frederick Chopin heart placed in an urn inside...

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  • Jewish Ghetto - Path of Remembrance

    Warsaw Things to Do

    From 1940 to 1943, the Jews of Warsaw and from other parts of Europe were crammed into this area. A wall was built and the ghetto became a place of great suffering. Thousands died from hunger, disease and the cold. In 1942, the deportations began to the death camps at Treblinka and elsewhere. Then, in 1943, the ill fated Warsaw Ghetto Uprising took...

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  • Krasinski Palace

    Warsaw Things to Do

    Krasinski palace, as guide tells, one of the most beautiful palaces in Warsaw and Poland. It was projected in 17th centuries and has features of baroque style. For some time it was used as Supreme Court, but later, after building new one, it is a part of National library. Here is one of the most valuable collection of books is saved (medieval...

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  • St. John's Cathedral

    Warsaw Things to Do

    St. John's Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in the city and located in Warsaw Old Town. It was originally built in the 14th century. It is not the most impressive looking cathedral I’ve seen but the building structure has something different about it. The interior is average. Open: daily - 10:00 to 11:30 and 15:00 to 17:30. Admission:...

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  • The Jewish Cemetery

    Warsaw Things to Do

    When I travel it is NOT usual for me to visit cemetaries, but here in Warsaw I made an exception since I know so many families that live here in Israel that lost families in Warsaw. Seeing things like the Janusza Korczaka Monument (you should really read about this guy - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Korczak.html) and the...

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  • The Grand Theatre

    Warsaw Things to Do

    The Teare Wielki or Grand Theatre is in my opinion the most beautiful building in Warsaw and believe me it has a lot of competition. We didn't have time to see a performance but I will next time. The theatres neoclassical facade is stunning with beautiful art work and five stallions which seem to gallop atop its roof. The Theatre plays host to the...

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  • The Palace on the Water

    Warsaw Things to Do

    In Lazienki Park there is a palace standing by a lake, and nearby a mock amphitheatre inspired by the one at Herculaneum. . The latter is free, but to enter the palace costs 12 zloty. It is open from 9 am - 4 pm., daily except Mondays.The present palace was remodelled in 1792 and was once the residence of Stanislaw August Poniatowski, the last king...

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  • Monument to Nicolaus Copernicus

    Warsaw Things to Do

    Although some Germans may think otherwise, Nicolaus Copernicus is regarded as one of the most famous Poles of all times. Like Galileo, he challenged the world of the Catholic church in the Renaissance proving that the Earth orbits the Sun. The monument was designed by the Danish artist Bertel Throvaldsen and cast in Warsaw in 1823. Like many other...

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  • Church of the Assumption of the Virgin...

    Warsaw Things to Do

    Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and of St. Joseph (Polish: Kościół Wniebowzięcia NMP i św. Józefa Oblubieńca) commonly known as the Carmelite Church (Polish: Kościół Karmelitów) is a Roman Catholic church. Is located in Royal way. The church was build about 20 years and finished 1681 in baroque style...

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  • Polish Army Museum

    Warsaw Things to Do

    As one of the stop on the second walking tour on City with my friends was Museum of Polish Army (Polish: Muzeum wojska Polskiego). I dint fun of those things but it was interesting. It seems like the right choice to continue of our introduction of city's history. In fact, at the same time in the city celebrated the 60th anniversary of the uprising...

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  • Citadel

    Warsaw Things to Do

    While thumbing through our Warsaw In Your Pocket guide this summer, my wife & I were trying to decide where to go. We chose The Citadel and I'm glad we did. Located by the Visla River it was built in 1830 by Tsar Nicholas I as a garrison for his troops to keep down those peskey Poles! Most of this place is still an army base but the brick walls are...

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  • Historical Museum

    Warsaw Things to Do

    Looking at the building of this museum from the outside, you may think it's small and not worth a look. But don't let appearances mislead you: the museum occupies eight houses facing the Old Town Market Square and 3 more in the Old Town. Their permanent exhibition 'The Seven Centuries of Warsaw' is housed in 52 rooms, presenting the history of...

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  • Marie Curie House

    Warsaw Things to Do

    You can visit the house where Mme. Curie lived just a short walk from the main square in Warsaw. It's a small unassuming museum dedicated to a woman of amazing gifts. Many people believe she was French, however the following biography borrowed from Nobel Prize.org gives us the abreviated story of her life. " Marie Curie, née Maria Sklodowska,...

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  • University

    Warsaw Things to Do

    I would like to discover how is learning in foreign country. Warsaw is a pretty good idea. It is a various way to get study here. I just start to surfing. It could be found summer courses of Polish language, other training courses, scholarships, etc. This is just some of ideas. It is very easy to find opportunity if you are interesting. Even...

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  • Belveder

    Warsaw Things to Do

    Near the entry from Lazienki park and before Belvedere palace I found a new monument dedicated to famous Pole - Marshal Josef Pilsudski. How was Marshal Josef Pilsudski? Marshal Josef Pilsudski (1867-1935) was Polish patriot, nationalist, Field Marshal, Chief of State and Prime Minister of Poland. He was led a Polish force which invaded Russia...

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  • Adam Mickiewicz Monument

    Warsaw Things to Do

    Monument dedicated to Adam Mickiewicz (Polish: Pomnik Adama Mickiewicza) has a prominent place on Royal route. At first time I was thinking that is monument of politician. No, it dedicated to famous poet from 18th century. The monument was unveiled on the 100 anniversary of the birth of the poet in his honor. Author was sculptor Cyprian Godebski....

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  • Powazki Cemetery

    Warsaw Things to Do

    In the north-west of Warsaw the oldest cemetery of the city (created in 1790) is well worth a visit. One enters the cemetry by the historic St. Honorata Gate which is guarded by a statue modeled in the fashion of a Roman legionary. Inside, it has a park-like character and a really "ancient" feel due to a multitude of grave monuments in different...

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  • Marie Curie Museum

    Warsaw Things to Do

    This museum, which is actually the childhood home of Marie, is located in the old town. Its a small museum but quite comprehensive with its exhibits. Some interesting photo's are displayed along with personal items of Marie's.

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  • Charles de Gaulle

    Warsaw Things to Do

    The Palm of Charles de Gaulle Roundabout is an art piece installed there by the city of Warsaw a couple years ago and is a subject to many disputes since then. That is why it's a must see when in Warsaw for two reasons, first it's at the entrance of "Nowy Swiat" Street which is one of the most beautiful streets in Warsaw and the other because...

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  • Nozyk Synagogue

    Warsaw Things to Do

    This is the only synagogue in Warsaw to have survived the war. Built from1898 on and funded by Zalman Nozyk, a merchant from a wealthy family, it became part of the so-called Small Ghetto during most of the occupation time. Back then, it only survived because it was used as a stable by the Nazis, although it was also damaged during the war. Right...

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  • Bristol Hotel

    Warsaw Things to Do

    So, you walking the Royal way and looks at the surroundings. Very wide street, Krakowskie Przedmiescie - most elegant street in Warsaw. On one corner - you cant miss out, you can see a beautiful building not like the palace but luxurious enough. It is a famous Bristol hotel. It is located near to Old Town of Warsaw, the Opera House and the National...

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  • Fotoplastykon

    Warsaw Things to Do

    This is a fascinating place right in the centre of Warsaw and yet completely unknown to most tourists. Here you can see stereoscopic images of Warsaw, which bring the past of the Polish capital to life. You can watch scenes of the war, citizens escaping from the city, the Castle burning, then the re-building of Warsaw and so on. They all look so...

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