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TOP 10 things to do in Warsaw

TOP 10 things to do in Warsaw
Plaża Poniatówka

Relax by the river, fun at Defilad Square, excellent food.

1. Bonfire by the river

right bank of the Vistula river

With only a few hours in Warsaw to spend this is what you must see: the left and right bank of the Vistula river. The right bank – the wild one is a real phenomenon. Just show us another metropolis where there are such beaches by the river! We recommend sunbathing, walks, a bonfire in the evening, and bike routes which stretch along the bank. During the summertime, there are several ferries which may take you across the river.

Wisła w Warszawie
Plaża nad Wisłą
Ścieżka rekreacyjna nad Wisłą
Wisła w Warszawie, prawy brzeg

2. Stroll along the boulevards towards Museum of Modern Art

Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie St 22

The left bank of the river is more focused on parties. You can just simply sit and drink some beer on concrete stairs. However, it’s better to take a stroll on boulevards from the Łazienkowski to Śląsko-Dąbrowski Bridge and on the way try different food and drinks at the local bars and clubs located by the river. In the evenings they are all filled with music. You should definitely visit located next to the Copernicus Science Centre temporary pavilion of the Museum of Modern Art which can pride itself on many excellent exhibitions (Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie St 22). For dinner or drinks visit Paloma.

Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej
Widok na most Świętokrzyski
Bulwary Wiślane
Centrum Nauki KOPERNIK
Pomnik Syrenki

3. Evening at the Parade Square

Parade Sq, 1

It is the biggest cultural and party yard in our city. A coalition of institutions and clubs located at the same place, together with a city council have made an attempt to revive this difficult, concrete space, which for many years has been associated with military and communistic parades. An evening at barStudio and in front of it is highly recommended. 

Pałac Kultury i Nauki
Kolacja Sen Nocy Letniej na Placu Defilad
Kolacja Sen Nocy Letniej na Placu Defilad

4. Stroll through allotments

Kinowa St.

This is again another Warsaw phenomenon. Allotments in the middle of the city rented and cultivated by the city dwellers. Gardening is our strong site. We recommend, for example, strolls in Skaryszewski Park which is located in close proximity to this vast complex of allotments in Kinowa Street.

Ogródki działkowe

5. Fine Seasonal Food


Mokotowska St. 48


Nowogrodzka St. 10

Bez Gwiazdek

Wiślana St. 8

We have recently prepared an album for the Warsaw City Council on culinary Warsaw and we are impressed that so much is happening in the Warsaw gastronomy. Not only is Warsaw in the European culinary avant-garde as regards vegan restaurants, but also feeds well with the use of seasonal products. We especially recommend our  restaurants: AleWino, Bibenda, Bez Gwiazdek, Vegan Ramen Shop and Opasły Tom.

Bibenda, fot. mat. Bibendy

6. Jewish History

POLIN Museum

Anielewicza St. 6

Visiting Warsaw without knowing the Jewish tradition would be incomplete. It’s a huge gap, a piece of a heart ripped out during the WWII. At the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, which is quite an excellent piece of architecture itself, you can learn more about the history.

Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich POLIN
Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich POLIN
Mur Warszwskiego Getta

7. Breakfast at Zbawiciela Square

Charlotte Bistro

Zbawiciela Sq.


It is one of the most beautiful squares in Warsaw. Perfect for breakfast (Charlotte bistro) and for evening meetings as well (adjoining Plan B).

Charlotte na pl. Zbawiciela

8. Shopping on Mokotowska Street

Mokotowska St.

Mokotowska Street is a perfect place for shopping: a book and a souvenir from Warsaw you will find at Bęc Zmiana, plants and accessories at Plantarium, cosmetics at Mo61 and Annabelle Minerals, apparel at Ania Kuczyńska. Delicious cakes at Lukullus and Kukułka and seasonal food at AleWino and Przegryź. It is worth taking a stroll down Koszykowa Street where this shopping-culinary route continues.

Annabelle Minerals na Mokotowskiej
Sklep Wielobranżowy Fundacji Bęc Zmiana
Cukiernia Kukułka
Butik Ani Kuczyńskiej
Perfumeria Mo61

9. Relax in Jazdów

Jazdów St. 3/6

An encampment of the Finnish houses which served as houses for builders of the Palace and Culture seems to thrive with cultural life. It is a beautiful place for walks. There are  apiculture and carpenter workshops, concerts and garage sales. If you happen to be here on Sunday visit the Royal Łazienki Park at noon or 4 PM to listen for free to the Chopin concerts. 

Otwarty Jazdów
Otwarty Jazdów
Koncert w Ladomku na Jazdowie
Otwarty Jazdów

10. Play at Nowy Teatr

Madalińskiego St. 10/16

An excellent team under the command of Krzysztof Warlikowski but also a special space situated in the very heart of Mokotów – one of the most beautiful districts in Warsaw. There is Wars&Sawa (a small restaurant), a yard with a pond and a playground. But most of all the place offers quite a rich programme of events. It is a real cultural centre.

Nowy Teatr
Wars i Sawa w Nowym
Nowy Teatr