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University of Warsaw Library

Dobra 56/66, Warsaw 00-312, Poland
+48 22 55 25 178
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Ranked #18 of 144 attractions in Warsaw
Type: Libraries
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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had heard a lot about the roof gardens of the Warsaw University Library and waited until summer to visit. The gardens are reached by walking through the ground floor of the library, and are free to all. It's nice to sit awhile downstairs and relax with all the lovely plantlife before heading upstairs for some great views of Warsaw.

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Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The front wall is very special, you have to see it. We had a nice lunch inside : the self-service is accessible for everybody, but the best part was when we walked up the outside stairs and one arrives in a sort of roof park with a beautiful sight over the river Vistula and the city skyline.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Warsaw has a lot of amazing communal spaces and this is one of them. I am not from there and couldn't get into the actual stacks of the library, but the space outside that is airy and filled with light, like a greenhouse, and you can see inside that the study spaces for actual students are that way as well.... More

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Paris, France
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

When you arrive in front of the building you're marveled by the architecture, the colors, then once you pass the main door and enter the building you feel relax and can't stop look above you, you see the sky through the high windows and all the architecture is really cool. Then exit to discover the roof gardens, you can just... More

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Jihlava, Czech Republic
13 reviews 13 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The library is an interesting building / building complex, especially by the gardens on its roof. Next to the library is a park one can relax.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I truly envy those who have an opportunity to study in Warsaw University and visit this fantastic place on a regular basis! It takes some walking from downtown, but the scenery from the rooftop garden is worth it. Beautiful lawns with all sorts of benches, ponds, and nice little pathways under the archs of green where one could simply walk... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Situated on Ulica Dobra, just behind the Copernicus Museum, the University Library has the most stunning gardens located on its roof. Although we visited at the start of Spring, before all the flowering, the gardens were nonetheless a delight to walk around. There were also plenty of seats, and lawns on which to sit, relax, and enjoy the amazing 360... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

this is really interesting place to see - quite a huge building completely sunk in the plants. we were there in March, so the gardens were only partly opened, but the atmosphere was like of waiting for a spring. worth seing, takes 30 minutes. free entrance.

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Warsaw, Poland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great architecture, fun color of the building and the surprising part is: a wonderfull gardent at the top ( you can often meet there young couples making photos for their wedding album)

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Warszawa, Polska
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248 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This is how libraries should look like. This is one of the best examples of a University Library which is mixed with a cafeteria area and an kids entertainment area in it's basements. The architecture is really catching the eye and the green roof is a must. If only more buildings were so interesting and interacting with the visitor.

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