Historic Sites in Warsaw

Historic Sites in Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Historic Sites

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  • leuveen
    United Kingdom1,045 contributions
    The most important part of the Old Town, the main square is surrounded by beautiful town houses and full of restaurants and cafes. Definitely a place to go to if you are in Warsaw - especially if you've never been here before!
    Written April 2, 2022
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  • G2Kpauly
    Melbourne, Australia1,435 contributions
    I did the royal route today with the headphones. It was all pretty cool and somewhat interesting but alot of information to take it. Well I enjoyed 1.5 hours in there for 40 zloty.
    Written May 22, 2022
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  • leuveen
    United Kingdom1,045 contributions
    The main street leading to the Old Town and Castle Square - great architecture everywhere, this is a fantastic place for a stroll. Lots of cafes and restaurants make it easy to enjoy the walk even int he cold weather!
    Written April 2, 2022
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  • Amit Chandra
    Wroclaw, Poland319 contributions
    Totally worth your time! Palace on the isle is all about charm and bliss on a beautiful day. Some epic work of art and nature's heavenly quietude surrounds the place. Exquisite birds and squirrels can be easily spotted nearby. Go for it! 😁
    Written April 21, 2022
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  • John B
    Toronto, Canada2,969 contributions
    This restored part of the Old Town walls is definitely worth a visit. You do get a sense of what the perimeter of Old Town once looked like (there are also restored parts of the wall) and local artisans sell their wares on the small bridge in the Barbican.
    Written March 24, 2020
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  • dnaleciz
    Moreno Valley, CA340 contributions
    In the middle of a large, attractive square, located in front of the main entrance to the History of the Polish Jewry Museum, one will find a haunting memorial dedicated to the “Heros of the Ghetto Uprising.” This memorial is located at the center of Warsaw old Jewish Ghetto. This monument was erected by the artist Natan Rapaport in April 1948, on the 5th anniversary of the outbreak of the ghetto residents’ revolt against the German army. It should be noted that the artist used black Swedish marble that the Germans brought for the purpose of erecting a monument in honor of their "victory" over the Jews in the war. The monument stands 11 meters (36 ft) tall is made from labradorite stone. This monument not only represents the Ghetto Wall, but also the holiest Jewish site, The Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. A bronze sculpture of men, women, and children, armed with guns and Molotov cocktails is displayed on the western portion of the monument. Mordechal Anielewicx, the leader of the Jewish Combat Organization during the Warsaw Uprising is shown on the central frieze. The eastern part of the monument shows the persecution of Jews at the hands of the Nazi German oppressors. A replica of the monument can be found at the “Yad Vashem” square in Jerusalem. Israel. A remarkable memorial that will leave an impression on you. This is one of those monuments that every visitor to Warsaw must visit. As a Jew, I can only say “Rest in Peace & Never Again.” נוח על משכבך בשלום. לעולם לא עוד.
    Written May 19, 2022
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  • Roberts69
    Northampton, UK16,856 contributions
    This is a beautiful Roman Catholic Church that is one of the most notable Baroque churches in Poland's capital. It was completed in 1757 but destroyed by the Germans in 1944 during their destruction of Warsaw. Between 1945 and 1953, the church was rebuilt in a simplified architectural form by B. Zborowski. Despite its sad history of destruction it is a beautiful church to visit. Then there is the added interest and romanticism by virtue of an urn containing the heart of Frédéric Chopin being immured in a pillar in 1882 by his oldest sister in accordance with his last will. Entry is free and it is well worth a visit.
    Written January 27, 2022
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  • EwaCG
    London, United Kingdom8 contributions
    We have a family there so visit often but it is a museum. Full of sculpture and important Polish personalities. Visiting when it is full of candles on All Souls’ Day is magical. If you like cemeteries, and I do, well worth a visit.
    Written September 3, 2021
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  • SenorGancho
    Winnipeg, Canada1,194 contributions
    The story of the WWII ghetto is one of tragedy and sadness that underscores how low we as a species we can sink to. This small piece of wall symbolizes so much. It is definitely something to see, to touch, to reflect on. Learn the story before visiting, that is critical
    Written November 12, 2019
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  • As others have described, this was the deportation point were the doomed Jewish captives were herded and sent to their indescribably brutal deaths at the hands of the evil Nazi oppressors.

    The Polish people have made a nice understated monument here- a place to sit and rest and reflect on the historical horror. I, for example, sat and imagined the saga of the moral hero Janusz Korczak- his final chapter happened here.

    My recommendation is to come here well read and well prepared and with a guide, if possible- it’s at the end of a walk of other memorials and Mila 18 and I tx starts from the Polin Museum

    “I visited this place” three times in three different years, each time with a guide.
    Written September 13, 2020
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  • 545medva
    Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
    It is the official home of Plaond's president. It is a very nice palace from outside, so you can make some photos.
    Written June 26, 2019
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  • jakeiszues
    Roslyn Heights, NY37 contributions
    Small, but important reminder of Warsaw’s Jewish History. It is the only pre-WWII synagogue still standing. The interior is simple, but beautiful example of the time period. The synagogue is still in use by the Jewish Community. Full visit is about 20 minutes.
    Written November 8, 2019
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  • This is truly a historic place.

    This important monument to the heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising against the Nazi oppression is a rather nondescript mound of grass on an undeveloped lot in the middle of a non descriptive plain standard - and otherwise uninteresting- residential neighborhood of Warsaw, Poland.

    But what’s depicted and commemorated here has major significance- this is the former location of the underground central command post of the Jewish resistance to the Nazi reign of terror. From here, the revolt and the attacks were planned and coordinated.

    This place is sadly also the final resting place of those heroes who stood up to and defied pure evil, and gave their lives for the goal of the fight to freedom. The remains of Mordechai Anielewicz are here too- he was the hero leader of the revolt.

    The area was totally burned and razed to the ground by the Nazi oppressors- what is seen now today is nothing at all resembling what was then in 1943.

    As you can see by my original photos attached here, as well as the photos submitted by others, there are steps to the top of the mound, where there is a slab monument and a kind of obelisk, with descriptions that you can read.

    This is one place (among others) where you really need to know your history before you come here... or come with a guide person.

    This was the third time that “I visited this place.”
    Written September 10, 2020
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  • Fiferpiper
    Alness, UK28 contributions
    On route to the uprising museum we came upon Prozna St. As a history teacher with a special interest in the Nazi occupation and the Holocaust it would not be difficult to understand my interest in this building. Unfortunately the facade that featured pictures of the victims was covered up and the building was draped in scaffolding. Indeed it looked to me as if the building was being demolished. Whilst I understand the need to progress I do feel sorry if my fears that we are about to lose such a historic and poignant building, are realised. That said I feel very pleased and privileged to have stood next to it. You get so much more from this, I believe, than you do from a curated museum. Even with what I have described I would recommend a walk out to the building whilst you still can!
    Written October 23, 2018
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  • Mathias S
    333 contributions
    This, relatively small, church was built by order of queen mary by the Dutch architect Tylman von Gameren, also known as Gamerski. It is baroque in style and is located next to the market square of the New Town.
    Written April 15, 2019
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