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  • 1 St Alexander's Church (Kosciól sw. Aleksandra) Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Place Trzech-Krzyzy PL - Warszawa

    Standing in the middle of a square, Plac Trzech Krzyzy, this church was built in 1818 in honour of Tsar Alexander I of Russia, also King of Poland. Based on the Pantheon in Rome, it was destroyed during the war, then rebuilt in its original form. Its..

  • 2 Saxon Gardens Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    PL - Warszawa

    Designed by Tylman van Gameren for Augustus II at the very start of the 17C, the Ogród Saski miraculously escaped the destruction wrought by the Second World War. These lovely gardens, with some hundred species of hundred-year-old trees, are the lung..

  • 3 Royal Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    place Zamkowy 4 PL - 00-277 Warszawa

    Built in the 14th C., the castle served as residence to the Dukes of Mazovia before becoming the seat of the Royal Crown. Considerably extended in the 17th C., it was for a time the seat of Parliament. Occupied by the Tsars for more than a century, i..

  • 4 St. John's Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Ul. Swietojañska 8 PL - 00-252 Warszawa

    St. John's cathedral is the oldest church in the Polish capital. Built at the start of the 15th C., on the remains of an old wooden church, it was altered several times before being razed to the ground during the Second World War. After work undertak..

  • 5 The Old Orangery Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    ul. Agrykoli 1 PL - 00-460 Warszawa

    By the Italian architect Merlini (many of whose other masterpieces adorn the Polish capital), the Old Orangery was constructed for King Stanislas II Augustus Poniatowski between 1784 and 1788. At the heart of Lazienki Park, it was formerly the settin..

  • 6 Panstwowe Ethnographic Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Ul. Kredytowa 1 PL - 00-062 Warszawa

    Situated in the town centre, opposite the evangelical church, the Ethnographic Museum offers a rich collection of exhibits representative of Polish crafts and folklore: headdresses and costumes, tools related to traditional trades, many items from lo..

  • 7 New Town Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Ul. Nowomiejska PL - 00-271 Warszawa

    Founded shortly after the Old Town, the New Town had its own independent administration. Although not as wealthy as its sister town, it offers a succession of churches and baroque palaces which are well worth a detour. At the centre of the Polish ins..

  • 8 Frédéric Chopin Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Ul. Okólnik 1 PL - 00-355 Warszawa

    Born on 22 February 1810 in a small village on the city's outskirts, Chopin was the city's great child prodigy. Showing his gifts for music (especially on the piano) at an early age, he was still very young when he took lessons at the Central School ..

  • 9 Belweder Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Ul. Belwederska 1 PL - 00-460 Warszawa

    Situated close to the botanical gardens, on the edge of the Lazienki Park, the Palace of the Belvedere was the residence of the President of the Republic of Poland from the end of the First World War. Since 1994, it has been transformed into a museum..

  • 10 Warsaw History Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    RSM 28 PL - 00-272 Warszawa

    On the market square at the heart of the Old Town, Warsaw's History Museum traces the entire history of what is today capital of the Polish Republic. Laid out over four floors, the museum's collections illustrate the political, religious and public l..

  • 11 Teatr Wielki Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pl. Teatralny 1 PL - 00-077 Warszawa

    To the South of the Theatre Square, we find the Grand Theatre, an impressive neo-Classical structure built between 1825 and 1833 by architect Antonio Corazzi. Its designers envisaged it as the biggest in Europe. Largely destroyed and burned down duri..

  • 12 St Martin's Church (Kosciól sw. Marcina)

    Religious buildings

    Ul. Piwna 8 PL - Varsovie

    A 14C Gothic building with a Baroque interior, the church is popular for weddings - after the ceremony, newly-weds pass through the arcades to the inner courtyard to be congratulated. After the Second World War, the interior was given a modern faceli..

  • 13 Plac Zamkowy

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pl. Zamkowy PL - 00-277 Warszawa

    This magnificent cobbled square situated at the heart of the old town has grown since the 14C, shadowing the history of the royal castle, and assumed its current form in the 19C, after works were carried out to enlarge and open it up, including the d..

  • 14 Tomb of the unknown soldier

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Pl. Jozefa Pilsudskiego PL - 00-078 Warszawa

    Situated in Pilsudski square, this monument, dedicated to the bravery of Polish soldiers during the First World War, was erected in 1925, under a fragment of the portico, single remaining feature of the old Palace of Sax. In the 18th C. sumptuous Fre..

  • 15 Jean-Paul II Collection

    Museums and art

    pl. Bankowy PL - 00-139 Warszawa

    On Bank Square, in the former Stock Exchange building, we find this amazing collection of European paintings. The neoclassical style dates from the 19th C. Recognisable by its rotunda capped with a dome, it was the work of A. Corazzi (architect of th..

  • 16 The White House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    ul. Agrykoli 1 PL - 00-459 Warszawa

    The first royal summer residence was built in 1776 at the initiative of King Stanislas II Augustus Poniatowski in the Lazienki Park. In use until completion of the Lazienski Palace, the White House, built as a square with four identical façades, take..

  • 17 Market Square in New Town

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rynek Nowego Miasta PL - 00-229 Warszawa

    Economic heart of the New Town, the Market Square is today ornamented in the centre with a well overlooked by a virgin and unicorn. It has three important churches: to the East, the white church of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, baroque style ..

  • 18 Sklodowska-Curie Museum

    Museums and art

    Ul. Freta 16 PL - 00-227 Warszawa

    Born in Warsaw in 1867, at a very early age Marie Sklodowska revealed gifts for the sciences. She followed lessons in a State high school before emigrating to France, in order to continue her studies. Enrolled at the Sorbonne, she married the physici..

  • 19 Mickiewicz Museum of Literature

    Museums and art

    Rynek Starego Miasta 20 PL - 00-272 Warszawa

    The Museum of Literature, situated at the heart of the Old Town on Market Square, not far from its prestigious counterpart, the Warsaw History Museum, presents a history of Polish literature. In addition, temporary exhibitions dedicated to foreign au..

  • 20 The Barbican

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Ul. Nowomiejska PL - 00-271 Warszawa

    Built in the 16th C. by the architect Giovanni Battista from Venice (known as Venetus), this red brick building recalls the fortifications of the past and delimits the Old Town to the South. This solid, late gothic style, semi-circular structure, cro..

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