First Time Tourists Guide in Warsaw

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A historical city in Poland, famous with its Łazienki Królewskie Park-Palace Complex, Palace of Culture and Science, a Vistula River

 Arkadia and Zlote Tarasy malls for shopping lovers

Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN and Old Town for history explorers

  Also, Qchnia Artystyczna, Stary Dom, and Pyzy Flaki Goraçe for food hunters

 

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SIGHTSEEING

Łazienki Park, a palace with a big park, lake, botanical garden, and amphitheater with free performances to see. Also, visit the Vistula River. it is famous for beautiful grass and sand around the river bank.

Łazienki Park

Stanisław August's collections of paintings, drawings, sculpture & coins in lakeside palace

Address : 01-999 Warsaw, Poland

Vistula River

Offering its beautiful grass and sand around the river bank

Address : Pelcowizna, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland

DOWNTOWN

Palace of Culture and Science, a beautiful building with a cinema, swimming pool, four museums, four theater, and many coffee shops inside. This place offers a beautiful view on the 30th floor. Don't forget to come to Zachęta, a national art gallery, offering contemporary arts and unfinished phenomenons in the 21st century.

Palace of Culture and Science

Landmark 1950s-built palace of arts & culture with theater, sports field & 30th-floor terrace

Address : plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Poland

Zachęta

Works by major artists from around the world plus young Polish creators, with a busy events program

Address : plac Stanisława Małachowskiego 3, 00-916 Warszawa, Poland

SHOPPING

Arkadia, the largest shopping mall in Warsaw. It has 230 shops and 25 restaurants. Also, you can come to Zlote Tarasy the coolest mall in the city. It offers 200 fashion and gadget stores, big multi-screen cinema, and many restaurants.

Arkadia

Airy, modern complex boasting 240+ stores & eateries, plus a multi-screen cinema & kids' play area

Address : al. Jana Pawła II 82, 00-175 Warszawa, Poland

Zlote Tarasy

Downtown retail complex with a variety of specialty shops & casual eateries, plus a multiplex

Address : Złota 59, 00-120 Warszawa, Poland

FOOD & DRINK

Local foods available here are pierogi, golonka, pistachio, and zurek soup. You can find these tasty dishes from restaurants like Qchnia Artystyczna and Stary Dom.

Qchnia Artystyczna

Polish cuisine with a creative edge in a bright & airy contemporary space with a panoramic terrace

Address : Jazdów 2, 00-467 Warszawa, Poland

Stary Dom

Cozy restaurant with a high beamed ceiling, wooden panels & tables for traditional Polish dishes

Address : Puławska 104/106, 02-620 Warszawa, Poland

CULTURE

POLIN Museum, a museum famous with its history of Jewish in Poland from the beginning until now. You will also find Jewish restaurants around it. Also, come to Old Town, An iconic old town rebuilt after World War II. See Barbican and St. John Cathedral while exploring the area.

POLIN Museum

Elaborate, modern museum with many interactive exhibits dedicated to the history of Polish Jews

Address : Anielewicza 6, 00-157 Warszawa, Poland

Old Town Heart

An iconic old town rebuilt after World War II

See Barbican and St

John Cathedral while exploring the area

Address : Freta 3, 00-288 Warszawa, Poland

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Warsaw is June-August.

HOTEL

Bristol, A five-star hotel close to Presidential Palace and Warsaw's Old Town. Famous with its Hollywood guests. Also, Bellotto Hotel. A strategic and great hotel. Located in downtown Warsaw.

Bristol

Set in a grand circa-1901 building, this luxe, art deco style hotel is a 10-minute walk from the 14th-century Royal Castle museum, and 2 km from the theater and sports fields at the Palace of Culture and Science

Address : Krakowskie Przedmieście 42/44, 00-325 Warszawa, Poland

Bellotto Hotel

Set in a grand 16th-century palace in the Old Town, this stately hotel is a 5-minute walk from guided tours and art collections at the Royal Castle, and 3 km from Warszawa Central Station

Address : Senatorska 13/15, 00-075 Warszawa, Poland

RESTAURANT

Pyzy Flaki Goraçe, a famous cheap and tasty restaurant. Popular with its bacon and meats. It also has cheap beers to buy. You can also come to La Rotisserie. Offering delicious foods for dining. It's famous with its roasted lamb or royal pigeon.

Pyzy Flaki Goraçe

A famous cheap and tasty restaurant

Popular with its bacon and meats like Kopytka

It also has cheap beers to buy

Address : Brzeska 29/31, 03-739 Warszawa, Poland

La Rotisserie

Offering delicious foods for dinning

It's famous with its roasted lamb or royal pigeon

Address : Kościelna 12, 00-230 Warszawa, Poland

CAFE

Kawiarnia Cophi, a coffee shop with great roasts and the best beans. It's a nice place with 10 coffee mixture to try. You can also come to Pożegnanie z Afryką. A very long coffee shop with 50 coffee beans to choose from.

Kawiarnia Cophi

Barista coffee bar with single-origin beans for retail & a variety of state-of-the-art brewing gear

Address : Hoża 58/60, 00-682 Warszawa, Poland

Pożegnanie z Afryką

A very long coffee shop with 50 coffee beans to choose

Address : Świętego Tomasza 21, 31-020 Kraków, Poland

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

PiwPaw, the best bar for beer lovers. You can find almost 100 variety of piwo (beer) and 200 more in bottles to try. Also, try Klar. A bar to enjoy your night with its famous vodka. It has many vodkas with fruits and spices.

PiwPaw

Beer lovers' pub specializing in ciders & craft beers from Polish or European breweries

Address : 00-515, Żurawia 32/34, 00-503 Warszawa, Poland

Klar

A bar to enjoy your night with its famous vodka

It has many vodka with fruits and spices

Address : Krakowskie Przedmieście 41, 00-070 Warszawa, Poland

INTERESTING PLACE

Warsaw Fotoplastikon, a unique theater to see rotating images. Showing you over 3000 3D images. Also, visit Keret House, the smallest house in the world. It is designed by Jakub Szczęsny. It welcomes visitors only once a month.

Warsaw Fotoplastikon

Europe's oldest stereoscopic theatre offers 24 viewports with 3D photos from around the world

Address : al. Jerozolimskie 51, 00-697 Warszawa, Poland

Keret House

The smallest house in the world

It is designed by Jakub Szczęsny

It welcomes visitors only once a month

Address : Żelazna 74, 00-875 Warszawa, Poland

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Warsaw University Library Rooftop Garden, A unique library with colorful plants and buildings, offering a cute spot for taking photos. You can also go to the Wilanow Palace. A yellow building at Wilanow district. An old place built in the 18th century but still cute for taking a selfie.

Warsaw University Library Rooftop Garden

A unique library with colorful plants and building, offering a cute spot for taking photos

Address : Dobra 56/66, 00-312 Warszawa, Poland

Wilanow Palace

A restored 17th-century royal palace with a museum of fine arts, a baroque garden & a landscaped park

Address : Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16, 02-958 Warszawa, Poland