What to Do around The Westin Warsaw
Collected by Westin AFAR
Warsaw’s distinct character, a blend of the East and the West, fascinates visitors. The city is poised and cultured. Adventurous cuisine, vibrant nightlife, and a rich cultural history provide multiple points of departure for exploration.
Grzybowska 79, 00-844 Warszawa, Poland
Through photographs, films, sound recordings, and interactive displays, this museum tells the story of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, during which the Polish underground resistance fought to liberate Warsaw from German occupation. The heroic yet...
Marszałkowska, 00-401 Warszawa, Poland
After a full day of exploring Warsaw on foot, I decided to take a moment to unwind in Saxon Gardens. To enjoy being in the moment with the locals and travelers alike, as the sun highlighted the scene. The day was then topped off with a Chopin...
Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20, 00-390 Warszawa, Poland
Copernicus is a state-of-the-art interactive museum. It is a unique place: it arouses your curiosity, lets you understand the world around you through play, and proves that everyone is a discoverer all life long. You will love it as well as your...
al ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1, 03-901 Warszawa, Poland
This is the view of the new National Stadium from Castel Square. The venue hosted the opening match, remaining two group matches, a quarterfinal, and a semifinal of the UEFA Euro 2012. It's used mostly for football matches; however, two concerts...
Anielewicza 6, 00-157 Warszawa, Poland
While POLIN is Warsaw’s youngest museum, it’s an important one—and very much worth including in your itinerary. In the museum’s English name, the Hebrew word “polin” roughly translates to “land where thou...
Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20, 00-390 Warszawa, Poland
Near Świętokrzyski Bridge. The helium balloon has an observation deck from which you can enjoy a view of Warsaw from a height of 120 metres. The flight lasts about 15 minutes. The station has a café and a souvenir shop. Mon.-Sun. 9 am-10 pm (the...
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...
plac Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego 1-3, 00-078 Warszawa, Poland
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw is a memorial to all war victims, near the old town center and many other sites including the synagogue and Jewish Theater. Also close to Klub Klezmer (music!) and kosher deli food...
Nowomiejska 15/17, 00-401 Warszawa, Poland
This part of the city's wall was built in the 16th century however during World War II, nearly the entire Barbican was completely destroyed. After the war it was decided to rebuild the walls surrounding the former Old Town, together with the...
Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16, 02-958 Warszawa, Poland
Referred to as “the Polish Versailles,” Wilanow Palace and its surrounding gardens and park are pretty extraordinary. Originally built in the Baroque style, Wilanow Palace was constructed for King John III Sobieski in the 17th century, and its...
plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Poland
The Palace of Culture and Science looms large on the Warsaw landscape, a Stalinist wedding cake amidst modern, shiny glass skyscrapers. With food trucks out in force in the parking lot on the weekends, four theaters, two museums (Museum of...
plac Zamkowy 4, 00-277 Warszawa, Poland
The castle was the official residence of the Polish monarchs. After the building's devastation by the Nazis during the Warsaw Uprising, the Communist authorities delayed a decision on whether to rebuild the castle. Finally, the decision to do so...
Próżna, 00-401 Warszawa, Poland
Prozna street has a tragic history. Most of the Ghetto buildings were totally destroyed. Only a few of them are left. Prozna street is unique because this is the only street in the historic Jewish part of Warsaw where tenement buildings have been...
plac Teatralny 1, 00-950 Warszawa, Poland
The original Grand Theatre was built in 1825-1833. During the siege of Warsaw in 1939, the Grand Theatre was bombed and then almost completely burned down, with only the classical façade surviving. The opening of the rebuilt Grand Theatre took...
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...
Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, Poland
The University of Warsaw Library is rarely listed in the guidebooks, but it’s one of Warsaw’s most beautiful places. Designed by Polish architects Marek Budzyński and Zbigniew Badowski and completed in 1999, it holds nearly 3 million...
Kabaty, 01-001 Warsaw, Poland
If you come across two paths that diverge in Kabaty Woods, feel free to take either: you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the lush surroundings any direction you go. There’s something magical about this place. Tourists rarely visit, but it’s a...
Hala Mirowska, plac Mirowski 1, Warszawa, Poland
Occupying two halls constructed in 1899-1901, the old market of Hala Mirowska is one of the oldest buildings in the area, and still retains a few bullet holes from WWII. There is an open-air market in the middle of the two buildings and street...
Generała George’a Smitha Pattona, 00-401 Warszawa, Poland
There’s a legend about the origin of Warsaw in which a peasant named Wars is directed to the site by a mermaid named Sawa—hence the Polish name of the city, Warszawa. Today, Sawa serves as the official emblem of Warsaw, and statues of...
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...
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