Hey! If you're heading to Poland, you'll most likely land in its capital city of Warsaw. And here are some must visit places while enjoying your stay in this beautiful and historical city.
Get an insight about Warsaw
Each city has a place that is its showcase and a must-see on any trip. In Warsaw, it’s the Old Town, entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List – it’s where the city’s heart has been beating for centuries. However, when you cross the Vistula River and look at the Old Town from a distance, you are struck by how unusual the panorama of the city is – skyscrapers rise above the red roofs of the Old Town. Historical buildings blend in harmoniously with modern architecture, and the city surprises us by revealing its second face.
TOP Places You Should Visit In Warsaw To Embrace The Beauty And History Of This City
Get new experience through these places convying the city's history, national architecture and traditions.
Krakowskie Przedmiescie
A walk down Krakowskie Przedmiescie is a great way to experience Warsaw’s history. Situated at the end of the Royal Route, strollers will find the Presidential Palace and Warsaw University as well as Baroque churches.
Palace of Culture and Science
The Palace of Culture and Science is a multi-functional building that houses everything from companies to entertainment venues. Built in the 1950s, the high-rise building – the tallest in Poland — features a spire that reaches into the sky. It was originally named for Joseph Stalin, but changed when the Soviet leader fell out of favor.
Wilanow Palace
Wilanow Palace is one of the most important monuments in Poland, representing what Poland was like before the 18th century. The palace was built as a home for King John III Sobieski. After his death the palace was owned by private families, each one changing the way the palace looked.
Royal Castle
The Royal Castle served as the home and officials of Polish rulers for centuries. It is located on Castle Square at the entrance to Old Town. The castle dates back to the 14th century when it was the official residence of the Dukes of Masovia.
Copernicus Science Centre
Copernicus, who lived from 1473 to 1543, is one of the most famous scientists and mathematicians to come out of Poland. It was he who formulated the theory that the earth revolves around the sun, and not the other way around.
It is fitting, therefore, that Poland honors him with the Copernicus Science Centre, with a planetarium exhibit devoted to space and how it impacts our lives. Travelers fluent in Polish may want to attend a lecture by one of Poland’s key scientists. Poland’s top science museum also offers hands-on experiments for budding scientists of all ages.
Nowy Swiat
At first glance, Nowy Swiat appears to be misnamed. Nowy Swiat translates as New World Street, yet it is one of the most historic streets in Warsaw. It runs north from Three Crosses Square to the Royal Castle, taking in part of the Royal Route on its journey.
Museum of the History of Polish Jews
The Museum of the History of Polish Jews is located on a site that is important to Jews: the Warsaw Ghetto, where they were confined during the Holocaust. Opening on the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the museum honors 1,000 years of Jews in Poland.
BEST Cafes And Restaurants In Warsaw That Are Worth Visiting
Nancy Lee does some of the best coffee in Warsaw, with a laid back atmosphere and a homely vibe. Music plays from vinyl records and there’s all sorts of treats to enjoy. It’s also a vegetarian restaurant, but the coffee is good enough to be an attraction all on its own.
Bułkę przez Bibułkę
Found handily in the city centre, right off Plac Pięciu Rogów, this is a great little place that makes you feel like you're in a small town setting.
Café Bristol is a legendary place, where tradition meets metropolitan lifestyle. Since 1901 the Café has enchanted its guests with original Viennese-style interiors, tempted with aroma of freshly brewed coffee and delighted with light, fresh dishes and sophisticated desserts, baked every day in our hotel bakery. Its iconic atmosphere and enchanting moments happening in between cups of delicious coffee make Café Bristol the beating heart of Hotel Bristol, Warsaw!
SAM Powiśle
Laid-back eatery with a deli specializing in breakfast & coffee, plus international dishes & wine.
VINCENT BOULANGERIE PATISSERIE is a brand under which is the first and longest running network of french bakeries in Warsaw offering traditionally produced bread, pastries, lunches and desserts. It offers a wide selection of the best french baguettes, croissants, sweet pastries and coffees, as well as delicious lunches: quiches, wraps, sandwiches, salads, crepes and breakfasts, typically french croissant with baguette and jam or polish version with scrambled eggs, omelettes, szakszuka or sweet pancakes with whipped cream and fruits.
Public Transport
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Standard lines
Standard bus lines are numbered from 101 to 399. The range 300-399 includes seasonal lines which are activated at specific times of days of week. These buses stop at all stops (with few exceptions).
Fast lines
Lines 400-599 are bus fast lines with fewer stops. Lines numbered 400-499 run at selected times of day or week.
Express lines
Lines marked with the letter “E” along with a number (e.g. “E-4”) are express lines which enable smooth travel between remote districts and the centre of the city (śródmieście). These lines service only selected stops, therefore it is worth checking the map of a given line first.
Zone lines
Zone lines are numbered 700-899, out of which the range 800-899 includes seasonal lines. Selected and marked stops located along their routes constitute border stops – the ones marking borders of ticket zones.
Night lines
Night lines buses are marked with the letter “N” followed by a number (e.g. “N11”). Selected night lines are, at the same time, zone lines– their routes run across Zone 1 and 2. Rules for traveling by night transport.
The same ZTM tickets are valid for all buses described above, including respect of the validity zones.

Trams can be numbered from 1 to 79. Numbering from 1 to 39 covers basic connections. Lines from 40 to 49 run at certain times of the day or week (e.g. during peak traffic hours). Trams with other numbers run on special or substitute lines.
In case of unanticipated service interruptions (breakdown/failure) or planned works, the tram traffic may be suspended and substitute means of transport made available. Substitute buses are marked with the letter “Z” or “Z” along with a number, e.g. “Z-4”.
Two metro lines connect Śródmieście with Bielany, Ursynów, Bemowo and Targówek districts withe the possible change at Świętokrzyska station. The metro runs runs approximately from 5 to 1. On the nights from Friday to Saturday and from Saturday to Sunday, the metro operation is extended until 3.00 with a fixed frequency of about 15 minutes.
In case of unanticipated service interruptions (e.g. breakdown) or planned works the metro service may be suspended, and substitute means of public transport made available. Substitute buses or trams are marked with a pictogram or the letter “Z”.