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
    The Barbican
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Wojewodztwo Mazowieckie Things to Do

  • Old Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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

    4 out of 5 stars

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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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  • Lazienki Park and Chopin's Monument

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    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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  • Royal Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    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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  • Castle Square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    The Castle square is something that you must visit when you in Warsaw. It is very know place. This square connect Old town and Praga district. The main landmark of square is Sigismund's Column and is surrounded by historic houses and Royal Castle. All main celebration is organized here. During our visit to the city we attended the celebration of...

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  • Wilanow

    5 out of 5 stars

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    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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  • The Tomb of Unknown Soldier

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Warsaw Things to Do

    Out of respect to the host and their culture, I try to learn about their culture of remembrance. The city had a turbulent past. One of his memories is a symbolic homage to millions soldiers who sacrificed their lives fighting for Poland’s freedom. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Polish: Grób Nieznanego Żołnierza) is placed between...

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  • Barbican

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    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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  • Syrenka - Mermaid

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    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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  • President's Palace

    3 out of 5 stars

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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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  • Downtown

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    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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  • Pawiak Prison

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    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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  • Royal Way

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    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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  • 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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  • New Town

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    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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  • St. Anna's Church

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    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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  • Polish Army Museum

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    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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  • Monument to the Ghetto Heroes

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    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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  • Church of the Holy Cross

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    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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  • National Museum

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    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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  • Jewish Ghetto - Path of Remembrance

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Palace on the Water

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ujazdowski Castle

    Warsaw Things to Do

    A big, recently reconstructed early baroque castle, in an interesting area of Warsaw´s parks and city monuments. In 1624 The King of Poland Sigmund III Vasa, built the castle as it looks today, with the intention of using it as his summer residence. The Ujazdowski castle was burnt by the Swedish army in 1655. The powerful Lubomirski family, which...

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  • Carmelite Church

    Warsaw Things to Do

    The Baroque neoclassical design of the Carmelite Church is built in 1661 and completed in 1681. The church is also known as the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and of St. Joseph. This was the church where Frederick Chopin had his first job. He did a recital on the church’s organ. It’s a miracle the church only suffered a slight damaged...

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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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  • National Philharmonic

    5 out of 5 stars

    Warsaw Things to Do

    Here is the national theater or opera house of Warszawa. Besides the Royal Philharmonic, this is the musical summit in Poland, with it's official name is: Teatr Wielki - Opera Narodowa. The Opera house was founded in 1778. The whole year there are performances in music and dance, often world reknown groups come here to show their best. Warszawa's...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Monument to the Heroes of Monte Casino

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    The Allied attack On Monte Casino was led by the Polish 2nd. Corps. under the leadership of General W. Anders. The street the monument stands on was named after him and there is a statue of the General nearby. We looked at the sparkling white monument set against a sunny blue sky trying to guess what it actually depicted, a headless angle, well...

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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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