The 10 Most Beautiful Spots In Warsaw, Poland

The Palace on the Isle in the Łazienki Królewskie Park
The Palace on the Isle in the Łazienki Królewskie Park | © Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland/Flickr
Josephine Mizen

Despite being Poland’s capital, Warsaw is surprisingly underrated when it comes to attractive destinations. But whether it’s elegant avenues and grand architecture, or cobbled streets and secluded green spaces that you’re interested in, Warsaw has plenty. We pick the top 10 things to see in this surprising city.

Warsaw is sometimes surprisingly underrated when it comes to attractive cities

1. Rynek Starego Miasta (Old Town Market Square)

Market, Historical Landmark

A stary rynek (old town market square) seems to be a staple in every great Polish city, and Warsaw’s certainly doesn’t disappoint. Once the very heart of Warsaw, the market square was the medieval city’s trading and communal center. Nowadays the square is a lively meeting place full of al fresco restaurants and seasonal markets.

University Library Rooftop Gardens

The University of Warsaw’s library and the gardens on its roof are an expert blend between the traditional and the modern. Metal staircases and sleek glass skylights looking down into the library below sit alongside greenery and water features in these largely unknown gardens. The rooftop location gives a feeling of space and openness, and allows for a panoramic view of the city.

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Krakowskie Przedmieście

Krakowskie Przedmieście is arguably Warsaw’s most delightful street to walk along. Linking the historic Castle Square in the Old Town with Warsaw’s modern urban center, Krakowskie Przedmieście has a cosmopolitan, Parisian air, thanks to its wide pavements, manicured flower beds and Renaissance architecture.

Krakowskie Przedmieście, Warsaw, Poland

Krakowskie Przedmieście is arguably Warsaw’s most delightful street to walk along

2. Park Ujazdowski

Park

Park Ujazdowski is smaller and less well-known than the Łazienki Królewskie, but is arguably just as beautiful. Secluded corners, hidden benches and fairytale bridges make up much of this little park, while a small lake and open green spaces constitute the remainder of it. Ujazdowski boasts an air of charm and coziness, and provides a space for relaxation and quiet.

3. Multimedia Fountain Park

Park, Amusement Park

One of Warsaw’s newest attractions is the Multimedia Fountain Park
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The Multimedia Fountain Park has been a popular sight for visitors and locals since its opening several years ago. The display comes to life throughout the summer months, providing a cooling, open space to sit during the daytime. Summer evenings are when the display comes into its prime, the fountains are lit up in an enticing display of colors and lights for an audience that comes from across the city to watch.

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