Collected by Karen Gardiner , AFAR Local Expert
Okopowa 49/51, 01-043 Warszawa, Poland
The Jewish cemetery in central Warsaw is one of the biggest in Europe and dates from 1806. The cemetery is filled with moving monuments to various figures including Janusz Korczak, an orphanage director who refused his freedom and remained with...
Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22, 00-124 Warszawa, Poland
Focusing on visual arts, graphic design, industrial design, and architecture, the Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie holds over 200 works of art by contemporary Polish and foreign artists and hosts a variety of innovative exhibitions. There is...
Grzybowska 79, 00-844 Warszawa, Poland
Through approximately 1,500 photographs, films and sound recordings, visitors learn about the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, which was crushed by the Nazis and led to the deaths of nearly two hundred thousand Poles and the destruction of most of the city....
Wołoska 3, 02-675 Warszawa, Poland
Every Saturday, BioBazar sets up shop on the site of a former factory and offers a selection of fairtrade and organic products from small businesses and directly from the farmers. Fish, meat, honey, and fruit; even if you don't know what you are...
Łazienki Królewskie, al. Ujazdowskie, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
Chopin concerts are a summer tradition at Royal Lazienki Park in Warsaw. Great pianists have performed beneath the Polish composer's monument every year since 1953 (Christina Biørkøe is featured in the photo). The performances run from May through...
Obozowa 99, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
Every weekend, locals head to the Kolo Bazar in Warsaw's Wola district. Perhaps this flea market is more frequented by tourists in warmer months, but as a visitor in January, I felt like I had discovered a real hidden gem. It sells mostly...
Solec 44, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
From the street, Solec 44 appears to be small, but once you climb the steps to the restaurant, you enter a magnificently designed, modern space. This large, open joint serves modern interpretations of Polish food alongside fantastic Eastern...
Tamka 33, 00-355 Warszawa, Poland
STOR's luminous space and clean design make it a perfect place to work and relax in. The staff is serious about coffee. I had a divine cappuccino and black drip coffee (the café also offers Chemex and AeroPress preparations). When I ordered the...
Henryka Sienkiewicza 6, 00-013 Warszawa, Poland
With a vibrant interior painted its namesake colors, Cafe Bar Lemon is a bright, welcoming place where you can sip cocktails late into the night. Located above a busy nightclub, the café is open 24 hours. Come for pre-clubbing drinks and return...
Nowogrodzka 22, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
This cozy pub in the center of Warsaw has comfy banquettes and a wide selection of beers on tap, with an emphasis on those from craft breweries. The bar also offers mixed drinks and wine in addition to a generous early evening happy hour.
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