Sightseeing, Attractions, Around Warsaw

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BUS 100 (sightseeing by bus)

Schedule: 20 June-20 December 9:00-17:00

Frequency: 60 minutes

Stops: Stare Miasto (Plac Zamkowy) - Łazienki - Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego (Warsaw Rising Museum) - Praga – Cmentarz Å»ydowski (Jewish Cemetery)  - Stare Miasto


CITY SIGHTSEEING (sightseeing by bus) Hop on hop off

Tickets: 60 PLN/adult/1 day, 54  PLN/child/1 day, 80 PLN/adult/2 days, 72 PLN/child/2 days

Schedule: 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00

Stops: The Palace of Culture & Science/ZÅ‚ote Tarasy Shopping Centre - Nowy Åšwiat Street - Vistula Riverside - Bank Square - The Royal Castle/The Old Town - Pilsudski Square - National Museum - Ujazdowski Castle - Lazienki; Belweder - Downtown - Warsaw Uprising Museum

Language: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, Russian, Japanese



Tickets: 14 PLN/adult, 12 PLN/child

Schedule: 9:00-17:00

Starting: Castle Square


CITYTOUR BY BIALA FLOTA (sightseeing by boat)

Tickets: 17 PLN/adult, 12 PLN/child

Schedule: May-September 9:00-16:00

Starting: SlÄ…sko-DÄ…browski Bridge (Castle Square)



Rates: 36 PLN/day




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MUZEUM HISTORYCZNE M.ST. WARSZAWY (in 11 hictorical buildings)

Opening hours: Tuesday -Friday 11:00-18:00, Saturday-Sunday 10:30-16:30, Monday closed

(last admission 1 hour before closing)

Tickets: 8 PLN/adult, 4 PLN/child

Free admission Sunday.

Getting there: walking from the city centre

The Historical Museum occupies eleven houses in the Old Town, eight facing the Old Town Square and three on Nowomiejska Street. The houses comprise 52 rooms with permanent exhibitions, 4 with temporary exhibitions, a cinema, a library, and a reading room. It collects various ‘varsaviana’, objects connected with Warsaw’s history: paintings, graphics, sculptures, archaeological objects, handicraft, medals and numismatic objects, architectonic drafts and sketches, photographs, negatives, postcards, records, a library, books and periodicals.



Opening hours: Thursday and Saturday 9:00-16:00, Wednesday and Friday 10:00-17:00,

Sunday 10:00-16:00, Monday-Tuesday closed

Free admission.

Getting there: Tram 16, 17, 19, 29, 33 - Anielewicza

The Pawiak Prison Museum is a former investigative prison, which had particular importance during the World War II. It held people arrested in roundups, members of the resistance and political prisoners. Although there is an emphasis on the period of German occupation, the exhibition "Pawiak 1835-1944" covers the entire period of activity of the prison, and is based on an original design which was created by renowned Warsaw architect Henryk Marconi between 1830-1836.



Opening hours: Thursday and Saturday 9:00-16:00, Wednesday and Friday 10:00-17:00,

Sunday 10:00-16:00, Monday-Tuesday closed

Free entrance.

Getting there: Metro - Politechnika

The Mausoleum of battle and Martyrdom is located in the left wing of the Ministry of Education, which housed the headquarters of the Security Police and Security Service during the occupation. The basement was used as an investigative prison, where detainees were tortured; it was also here that mass executions of Poles took place during the Warsaw Uprising. Visitors can access and see collective cells, known as the "trams", hallways, isolation chambers and the office of the Gestapo guard, in which hearings were held.



Opening hours: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday-Sunday 9:00-16:00, Monday-Tuesday closed

Free entrance.

Getting there: Tram 16, 17, 19, 29, 33 - Anielewicza

The Citadel is an impressive 19th century fortress, and one of the best-preserved buildings of defensive architecture in Poland. In addition to the barracks, the Citadel site housed the central investigative prison for political prisoners (in the X Pavilion), such as Romuald Traugutt and Józef PiÅ‚sudski. The Warsaw Citadel is one of the most important 'martyr museums' in Poland.



Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-16:00, Sunday 11:00-16:00, Monday closed

(last admission 1 hour before closing)


Great Apartment + King's Apartment: 22 PLN/adult, 14 PLN/child

Free entrance Sunday.

Getting there: Tram 2 - Plac Zamkowy

The Royal Castle in Warsaw – a Cultural and Historical Monument of national importance. Formerly the residence of kings and the seat of the Parliament of the Polish-Lithuanian Republic, today, the segment with the clock tower opens the way to the Old Town. Museum attractions include two original Rembrandt paintings as well as works by Bernard Bellotto, aka Canaletto, court painter to Polish King StanisÅ‚aw August Poniatowski. Canaletto’s paintings were vital during Warsaw’s post-war reconstruction.. The Castle has been added, to the UNESCO World National Heritage list.



Opening hours: 18 January-April and 20 September-15 December, Monday and Wednesday-Saturday 9:30-16:30, Sunday 10:30-16:30, Tuesday closed, May-19 September Monday, Wednesday and Saturday 9:30-18:30, Tuesday and Thursday-Friday 9:30-16:30, Sunday 10:30-18:30

(last admission 1,5 hours before closing)

Tickets: 20 PLN/adult, 15 PLN/child

Royal Theatre: 20 PLN/adult, 15 PLN/child

Free admission Sunday.

Audio guide (English, German, French, Spanish, Polish): 10 PLN

Getting there: Bus E-2, 116, 130, 117, 180, 519, 522 - Wilanow

Wilanow Palace together with its park and other buildings is one of the most precious monuments of Polish national culture. It represents the characteristical type of baroque suburban residence entre cour et jardin (between the court and garden). Its architecture is very original – it is a merger of European art with Old-Polish building tradition and its elevation and palace interiors that, using antique symbols, glorifies the Sobieski family, especially military triumphs of the king.



Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday-Sunday 10:00-18:00, Thursday 10:00-20:00, Tuesday closed

Tickets: 5 PLN/adult, 3 PLN/child

Free entrance Sunday.

Getting there: Tram 20, 22, 24, 32, 45 - Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

The Warsaw Rising Museum is one of the most visited places in Warsaw. Opened on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of fighting in the city, it is a tribute to those who fought and died for a free Poland and its capital. The exhibition shows the struggle of everyday life before and during the Warsaw Uprising and the horror of occupation – which was a complex international situation – to the post-war communist terror and the fate of insurgents in the PRL. Images and sounds present the days prior to the outbreak of the Uprising, its subsequent phases, as well as the insurgents’ exit and their subsequent fate. With an area of over 3,000 meters, there are nearly 1,000 exhibits and 1,500 photographs and films.



Opening hours: Tuesday 8:30-16:00, Wednesday-Friday 9:30-16:00, Saturday 10:00-16:00, 

Sunday 10:00-15:00, Monday closed

Tickets: 10 PLN/adult, 5 PLN/child

Getting there: Metro - Ratusz

The museum of Maria Skłodowskiej-Curie is situated at 16 Freta St. in Warsaw, in a historic house (XVIII century), where Maria was born in 1867. There are four rooms in the Museum, which show the everyday life and work of Maria Skłodowska, and also her scientific achievements, honours she received and long-term consequences of her scientific discoveries.



Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-14:00

Tickets (with vodka tasting): 30 PLN/person

Getting there: Tram 7, 13 - Zajezdnia Praga

Built in 1897, the factory was part of the so-called 'Warsaw Rectification in Praga' (Rektyfikacja Warszawska na Pradze) and until very recently, the Koneser Vodka Distillery factory had its headquarters here. Currently, the factory holds a number of cultural institutions (the Teatr Wytwornia and the well-known Galeria Luksfera and Galeria Klimy Bochenskiej art galleries), and many cultural events take place there on a regular basis.


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Getting there: Bus from Frederic Chopin Academy station to Zelanowa Wola - 50 km, 1 hour -

May-September, Saturda 10:30, Sunday 13:30



Opening hours: May-September, Tuesday-Sunday 9:30-16:30, Monday closed

Due to renovation works and change of museum exposition, Fryderyk Chopin's Birthplace in Å»elazowa Wola and the park is closed for visitors till 23rd April 2010. 

Tickets: 12 PLN/adult, 6 PLN/child


Getting there: Bus - 125 km, 1,5 hours



Opening hours: April-June and September, Tuesday-Friday 9:00-17:00, Saturday-Sunday

10:00-18:00, July-August, Tuesday-Friday 10:00-18:00, Saturday-Sunday 9:00-19:00, October, Tuesday-Friday 8:00-16:00, Saturday-Sunday 9:00-17:00, November-March, Tuesday-Friday

9:00-15:00, Monday closed

Tickets: 9 PLN/adult, 6 PLN/child

The Museum of the Mazovian Countryside is engaged in the gathering and preservation of historic monuments of folk culture. It is composed of a skansen (ethnographic park) outside of the city, and of a 19th-century city hall in the center of the town. The open-air museum occupies a beautiful area of over 60 hectares, situated on the Sierpienica river. Over 80 objects of wooden architecture of the north-west Mazovia region are presented in the park, including peasant homesteads (residential buildings and livestock), a tavern, a blacksmith shop, a windmill, a chapel and a church.


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