As the birthplace of Chopin and home of the National Philharmonic Orchestra, Warsaw is a cultural centre of opera, theatre and music. The city's many churches and museums have impressive collections of Warsaw's history and ancient, mediaeval and European art. However, Warsaw has much more to offer the visitor and is one of Eastern Europe's most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities.
Most of Warsaw′s historical attractions and best hotels lie on the western bank of the Vistula River. A trip along the four kilometre Royal Way, which runs through the city from the Old Town to the Wilanow Palace, and gives access to Warsaw's grand buildings and attractions. These include the Royal Castle, Krakowskie Przedmiescie, Nowy Swiat, Lazienki Park and Chopin's monument, ending with the spectacular, Versailles-like Wilanow Palace.
Palac Lazienkowski (Lazienki Palace)
Ulica Agrykola, Warsaw
Tel: +48 22 621 6241
Rynek Starego Miasta (Old Town Square)
Rynek Nowego Miasta (New Town Square)
Zamek Królewski (Royal Castle)
Plac Zamkowy 4, Warsaw
Tel: +48 22 657 2170
3 Alejo Jerozolimskie, Warsaw
Tel: +48 22 621 1031 Fax: +48 22 622 8559
Jewish Historical Institute
Institute and synagogue, Ulica Tlomackie 3/5, Warsaw
Tel: +48 22 827 9221
Bazylika Swietego Jana (Cathedral of St John)
Warsaw Historical Museum
Rynek Starego Miasta 28, Warsaw
Tel: +48 22 635 1625
Center for Contemporary Art
al. Ujazdowskie 6, Warsaw
Tel: +48 22 6281271
The Warsaw branch of Hard Rock Café is said by some to serve the best-tasting burgers in the city, usually served with some french fries. If you like hanging around Warsaw in the late hours, then you should head for Hard Rock Café to while away the night in comfort.
Enjoying Warsaw Cafes and Lounges
Stodola is said to be one great student club, differing from the norm in many respects. For one, their comfort rooms are very clean (unusual in a club full of hard-drinking students), their music is lively and rendered by professional touring bands, and they invested in a top-notch audio system.
Attractions of Warsaw
Cost of living in Warsaw