Historic Sites in Warsaw

Historic Sites in Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Historic Sites

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  • Edoardo P
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    At Rynek Starego Miasta I had my first imprinting with Polish food and it was amazing. And I’d like to deliver a special thank to Christopher for the excellent service!🍷🍷
    Written February 2, 2024
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  • rtdood
    Manchester, UK215 contributions
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    Impressive, but as its situated in the old town prepare yourself for lots and lots of tourists! You head into the courtyard, and can purchase a ticket from the admissions desk, before heading over to the entrance and down a staircase to the cloakroom and collect the audio guide. You are recommended to take off bags and coats in the cloakroom, as there are no outside areas to the tour. From here there are signposts to direct you the correct way for the royal tour round the palace.

    You follow the pathing, logically from room to room, with the audio guide explaining key features such as ornate furniture, artwork and historical context as you go through. Each room is incredibly ornate, but not entirely original due to the extensive damage caused from the Second World War, but has been recreated as accurately as is possible and that certainly fooled me! The throne room and banqueting hall stick out in my memory for sheer grandeur. It took about 1 and a half hours to walk round the rooms with the audio-guide.

    It is worth noting, you are kept at least a meter away from most objects in each room for good reason, so you'll be needing to zoom your camera if you are looking to get up close. Attempt it yourself and a member of staff situated in each room will tell you otherwise! I made do with wide angle view on my phone as with just so much capture the wide angle lens could do this best, particularly the ceiling paintings!

    It is worth visiting this attraction, despite the crowds. I would suggest visiting later in the day if the crowds bother you. Admission isn't cheap either but if you want to visit a royal palace, and are unable to visit Kings Jan 3rds Palace then this is the more convenient option. I would also say as a comparison between the 2, this is the smaller palace but comes looking a lot more 'polished'.
    Written December 21, 2023
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  • Beach4Us
    Orlando, FL35 contributions
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    Very clean and safe royal route filled with stores, restaurants and bars. Nice street to take a long walk and take in the local scene.
    Written December 8, 2023
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  • KeChun W
    3 contributions
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    Excellent park! and it’s free! Beautiful view and people. Great place for photos. You will feel an energy of peace when you walk in.
    Written September 27, 2023
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  • EwaCG
    London, United Kingdom8 contributions
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    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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  • liucy752
    Taipei, Taiwan1,239 contributions
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    I visited Chopin's tomb in the Lachaise Cemetery in Paris several years ago. However, Chopin's heart is here.

    Touched the pillar and mourned for the genius who died at the age of 39. With the melody of Heroic Polonaise echoing in my mind, thought about that I did not have had any achievement at all when I was 39.
    Written August 24, 2023
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  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, DC1,046 contributions
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    Situated just outside the Polin Museum, you'll find this memorial to the Warsaw Ghetto heroes. Ironically, the site of their last stand is a short walk from here, albeit in a simple, wholly hard to see park/site where the bunker is covered over and some of them are still buried down there after fighting to the end. The memorial is right over where part of the Warsaw ghetto wall was located, and the ghetto itself. Hard to grasp the horrors they experienced and the cruelty senselessly shown towards them. Best to visit the Polin Museum first, then come outside with a newfound or newly energized appreciation for the courage and resistance shown by these heroes.
    Written October 30, 2022
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  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada2,146 contributions
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    The Barbican is restored but still impressive. It was meant to be a pinch point for advancing armies because Calvary would have to slow down in this area to pass through. It is at the edge of Old Town and you can spend a few minutes walking around the Barbican to enjoy the reconstructed walls and features but much more time in Old Town at the nearby attractions, restaurants and shops.
    Written April 16, 2023
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  • Robyn-and-John
    Australia2,311 contributions
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    This is a monument to mark where 300,000 people were herded along this path to be taken to concentration camps. It's a very sobering thought of how these people must have suffered at the hands of other humans.
    Written September 11, 2023
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  • mark h
    9 contributions
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    It was a very good tour. It is disappointing so few remnants of the ghetto remain as a reminder of this historical incident. When I walked to Stalin's gift to Warsaw; I observed a marker showing the ghetto extended its location, which was a few blocks from my hotel.
    Written May 20, 2023
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  • jakeiszues
    Roslyn Heights, NY39 contributions
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    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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  • 545medva
    Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
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    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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  • Fiferpiper
    Alness, UK35 contributions
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    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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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
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    This striking Neo-Renaissance viaduct allows descending from the hill. It was completed in 1905. The viaduct is known for the many beautiful sculptures that attract attention.

    The patron of the viaduct is Stanislaw Markiewicz, a doctor and social activist, and one of the founders of the Warsaw Hygiene Society. He was also the organizer of the first summer camps for children in Poland.
    Written June 16, 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
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    This impressive palace was located next to our hotel, Sofitel. The building is considered one of the most distinguished examples of rococo architecture in Warsaw.

    The palace was completed in 1705 but in 1939 it burned after being shelled by German artillery. The building was reconstructed in 1948-59.

    Today, it houses the Academy of Fine Arts. There are 30,000 works from all fields of visual art: painting, sculpture, graphics, drawing, posters, architecture, artistic crafts, and industrial design. The museum is located in the palace's attic.
    Written June 14, 2022
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