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Warsaw Landmarks and Historic sites

Warsaw attractions: monuments and popular sights

Landmarks and Historic sites

1 Royal Castle
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Rank: 1 About 69

The Royal Castle is a castle residency and was the official residence of kings, president and dukes. Royal Castle is the biggest attraction for tourists in Warsaw. ...

Reviewed by: Akhil
Address: plac Zamkowy 4, Warszawa

2 Monument to the Ghetto Heroes
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Rank: 3 About 69

This monument is in Zamenhofa street and is dedicated to the heroes dead during the Ghetto insurrection in 1943. This area is adorned with trees and, especially in summer, crowded with people who walk and relax. Therefore it is strange to...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Ludwika Zamenhofa, 00-999 Warszawa

3 Barbican
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Rank: 5 About 69

The Barbican is a semicircular, defensive structure that used to protect the access to the Old Town, surrounded by the walls from the New Town side. It was raised in 1548 by the Italian architect Giovanni Battista the Venetian. It was...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff

4 Jewish Cemetery
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Rank: 8 About 69

It is one of the biggest Jewish cemetery in Europe and one of the few open and operating in Poland. It was built in 1806 and during World War II it was enclosed in the Ghetto area. Inside, there are more than 200,000 gravestones, some of them...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff

5 Mermaid Statue
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Rank: 11 About 69

It is placed in the middle of the Old Town square and it is surrounded by a fountain. Due to continual vandalism acts, the original statue has been moved to the Historical Museum of Warsaw and the one in the square is just a copy. It is not...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff

6 Nozyk Synagogue
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Rank: 12 About 69

The synagogue, built between 1899 and 1902 was meant for a particular category of people, the middle class: properties, shops and small workshops owners, whereas poorer people could just attend few functions. After the death of Zelman’s...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Twarda 6, Warszawa

7 Powazki Cemetery
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Rank: 15 About 69

It represents the most famous cemetery of Warsaw and holds countless sculptures and small architectures. It is the place where loads of Polish illustrious people rest. At the end of the eighteenth century, the old cemeteries inside the city...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff

8 Wilanów Palace
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Rank: 19 About 69

Wilanow Palace is situated in the district of the same name in Warsaw and, together with the park and the other buildings that surround it, is considered by the Poles to be one of the undisputed symbols of the country. With its typical...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: Stanislawa Kostki Potockiego 10/16, 02-958 Warszawa

9 National Temple of Divine Providence
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Rank: 24 About 69

The Vatican might be the world’s most important Catholic gathering in the world, but the National Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw doesn’t lag too much behind, as it is considered to be the most important Catholic...

Reviewed by: J

10 Holy Cross Church
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Rank: 27 About 69

Church of the Holy Cross is a Roman Catholic Church located in downtown Warsaw on Krakowskie Przedmiescie. Initially built between 1682 to1857, it was...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: Krakowskie Przedmiescie 3, Warszawa

11 The Grand Theater
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Rank: 32 About 69

Looking back at history, Warsaw has seen its fair share of drama, but the Grand Theater in Warsaw is the city’s premier cultural building and a must for your visit to the Polish capital.  Located in the historic...

Reviewed by: N
Address: Theatre Square 1

12 St. Mary's Church
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Rank: 38 About 69

The Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (or St. Mary’s Church for short) is Warsaw’s oldest surviving building and one of the few surviving examples of Gothic architecture in the Polish capital. ...

Reviewed by: N

13 Warsaw University of Technology
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Rank: 43 About 69

This place is the reason why Poland has so many talented computer programmers in the country (and hackers too).  The Warsaw University of Technology is one of the leading institutes of technology in Central Europe with over...

Reviewed by: N
Address: Plac Politechniki 1, Warszawa, Poland

14 Lazienki Palace
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Rank: 44 About 69

If you make your way to the fabulous Lazienki Park in Warsaw, you can’t miss its grand palace in the park.  Lazienki Palace is a neoclassical palace in the middle of the Royal Baths Park that was...

Reviewed by: N

15 Sejm in Warsaw
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Rank: 46 About 69

  The Sejm (or the Polish Parliament) has a history that goes back to the late middle ages.  After being shifted around the country, the Sejm found it’s permanent place in Warsaw, when the city became...

Reviewed by: J

16 Sigismund Column
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Rank: 47 About 69

Sigismund Column was erected in 1644 and is situated in Castle Square, Warsaw. Known as one of the most famous landmarks in Warsaw, it is one of the oldest secular monuments in northern Europe....

Reviewed by: Ekaja
Address: Castle Square, Warsaw

17 St John Cathedral
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Rank: 48 About 69

St John Cathedral is a Catholic church in Old Town in Warsaw and is also one of the three cathedrals in Poland. This is the main church of the Archdiocese of Warsaw and the oldest...

Reviewed by: Punam
Address: Ulica Swietojanska, 8, (Old Town), Warsaw, Poland

18 Saxon Palace
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Rank: 54 About 69

Saxon Place is located in Warsaw, Poland. It is one of the most distinctive buildings in Poland. The Saxon Place is one of the private places of the Morsztyn family. In...

Reviewed by: Nadish


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