Places worth visiting in Warsaw

Warsaw, apart from being the financial centre of Poland, is also one of the most important cities for tourism. Here we suggest some must-see places which are definitely worth visiting.

Warsaw’s Old Town

Surrounded by the Barbican and the city walls, Warsaw’s Old Town is always a first port of call. It is the oldest part of ​​Warsaw, founded in the 13th century and thoroughly reconstructed after the conflagration of the Second World War. In this part of the city you will find the Castle Square and the Royal Castle. Next to the aforementioned castle is the famous Sigismund Column. Many parts of the Old Town offer wonderful views of the Vistula River.

Krakowskie Przedmieście

Krakowskie Przedmieście is Poland’s most famous street where you will find the Potocki Palace, the exclusive Hotel Bristol or the Basilica of the Holy Cross. The Presidential Palace is a perfect place for a commemorative photo, as is the Main Campus of the University of Warsaw. The whole street is full of benches, and is lined with flowerbeds and trees. The always-vibrant Nowy Świat street is a pedestrian-friendly extension of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, and boasts an array of restaurants, cafes and shops.

The Museum of the Warsaw Uprising

As the name suggests, it is a multilingual exhibition dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising, which took place in 1944. The museum provides a multimedia context to the historical events, and gives a real sense of the prevailing atmosphere prior to its outbreak.

The Palace of Culture and Science

The Palace of Culture and Science (where we at Nobell Congress organize international congresses) is the most recognizable building in Warsaw, and boasts a cinema, swimming pool, cafes, restaurants, exhibitions, theatres, museums, post office, shopping arcade, and many other attractions. On the 30th floor of the building there is an observation deck which affords a panoramic view of the entire city.

Activities Outside of the Conference in Warsaw

What to do after a day filled with panels and lectures…?
All-day conferences, lectures and speeches can wear down even the most hardy of conferees. Each of us needs some wind-down moments. And so we look to encourage congress participants to take advantage of the many attractions that Warsaw has to offer. These activities can be typically cultural entertainment, but also plumbing for walks about our charming city. There’s something for everyone in Warsaw.

The Palace of Culture and Science
As a landmark on a par with the Louvre Museum or the leaning tower of Pisa, this is a place which everyone should visit. Being the country’s highest building, its observation deck offers a wide-and-far panoramic view of Warsaw’s skyline, and the after-dark views are spectacular. The palace, gifted by Joseph Stalin in the 1950s, is constantly undergoing modernization and refurbishment. An interesting fact is that it has the second largest clock in all of Europe. The Palace of Culture and Science boasts theatres, museums, art galleries, restaurants and a cinema, everything our guests need for a pleasant time getting to know Polish culture.

Łazienki Royal Park
Occupying 76 hectares, Łazienki Royal Park is a major tourist attraction, and impresses with its tranquil lake-setting and opulent gardens surrounding Baroque royal residencies and architectural gems. The Palace-Garden complexes include wonders such as the Palace on the Water, the Amphitheatre, Myślewicki Palace, the Old Orangery, the Podchorążówka, and the Pavilions.

The Copernicus Science Centre
This is arguably Poland’s top tourist attraction, which is an exhibition space that allows visitors to experience interactively the wonders of physics, chemistry and astronomy. It is a magical centre for both adults and children, and the dining facilities and gift shop really complete the experience. It is impossible to visit it all in a few hours but it will certainly prove to be an enjoyable exercise in curiosity. Nearby you can visit the unique and delightful garden located on the roof of the University Library, which has more than 1 hectare of greenery and vegetation. It offers wonderful observation views of parts of the Old Town and the Vistula River banks. Wonderful relaxation for body and soul.
Warsaw has a huge number of interesting places but to tick these three places off, given the time constraints, will be a great and memorable achievement.

We at Nobell can be proud that our leisure picks are bucket-list destinations.