Is Warsaw Worth Visiting?

Warsaw, the vibrant capital of Poland, is a compelling mix of old and new located in the east-central part of the country, on the Vistula River. It's renowned for its fascinating history, breathtaking architecture, and vibrant culture. Among its notable landmarks are the meticulously reconstructed Old Town, inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the striking Royal Castle, and Wilanów Palace that portray its past grandeur. Warsaw is also known for its rich music and arts scenes, as it was the birthplace of famed composer Fryderyk Chopin, with numerous theaters, museums, galleries, and the outstanding Warsaw Philharmonic concert hall offering visitors a wealth of cultural experiences. Technological wonders and modern skyscrapers, including the iconic Palace of Culture and Science, coexist harmoniously with the city’s historical elements making Warsaw a captivating blend of tradition and modernity.

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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 14 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.5/5

Safety

4.8/5

Food

4.8/5

Budget-friendly

4/5

Solo travel experience

Warsaw is a beautiful city. They have many beautiful parks to walk in, and the "Old Town" is so nice and historical. I ate delicious dumplings and soup there. The transportation system is also easy to use.

Posted: August 8, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I highly recommend visiting the Warsaw Uprising Museum (mandatory), the Museum of Literature, as well as the POLIN Museum. I went to the Chopin Museum (my favorite composer). The Lapidarium of Antiquities is a famous small antique shop, which is located near the Royal Route and is splendid. I avoided the city center (known as Old Town) and the Royal Route when I was looking for food, and it turned out that my favorite restaurants are a bit on the outskirts. Łazienki Park was also beautiful.

Posted: August 8, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Warsaw was a beautiful place to be. It was very safe and friendly. I liked the old town, many performances in the evenings. This is particularly influential because, like many things in Warsaw, it was completely rebuilt after being bombed into oblivion during World War II. The Polish people are amazing. I liked the food, gardens and music.

Posted: June 11, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Inside Warsaw, I liked the Palace of Culture (city view), the Museum of Resistance Movement and the Palace Gardens, which are next to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The mermaid statue was also charming. The old town and the Warsaw zoo were also wonderful.

Posted: May 22, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I stayed in Warsaw for 3 days in November. I took advantage of the free city tour and highly recommend it. The weather was sometimes a bit rainy, but it's so beautiful there in the fall, and there is also a huge park that I really liked. Great dining options too! I enjoyed my stay there and felt safe at all times. I even went out after dark. Uber was also very cheap.

Posted: May 19, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Adelina

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Warsaw it's cleary a location you must see. I was amazed by the arhitecture of the Old Town. I only stayed there for 2 days but I'm sure I will return because I believe I haven't seen all.

Posted: April 11, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I went to Warsaw last year and I felt incredibly comfortable and welcome, people were so nice. I even felt comfortable walking alone in the evening, which I often don't experience.

Posted: March 25, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Recently, I was in Warsaw and I really liked it there. The Old Town is perfect for walks, I was very impressed by the Jewish Historical Institute, the Palace of Culture and Science has a beautiful viewpoint, and even though it was short, I liked the Praga neighborhood on the other side of the water.

Posted: February 15, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I fell in love with Warsaw. I adore how they rebuilt the Old Town to its exact appearance before the bombings. The Warsaw Uprising Museum is superbly done and very moving. The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is an exceptional, immersive experience - one of the best museums I've ever visited, and I've been to many. The Chopin Museum is a paradise for lovers of his music, which converted me into a fan. The National Museum in Warsaw has a dazzling collection of medieval art. I spent only a few days there and I would certainly return immediately.

Posted: December 14, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Things to do: You should visit Łazienki Park and the castle, POLIN Museum, the castle (use the audio guide!) and Copernicus Science Centre. Food: Try dumplings. Recommendations: Learn a few words in Polish (please, thank you, hello, yes, no...) - locals always appreciate it.

Posted: October 23, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Local tips

I am from Warsaw and I recommend visiting the following places: Warsaw Uprising Museum, Wilanów Palace, Palace of Culture and Science (you can go up to the terrace on the 30th floor), Royal Castle, Old Town, New Town, Krakowskie Przedmieście street (or the entire Royal Route), Łazienki Park, Copernicus Science Center, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Fryderyk Chopin Museum. It's also nice to stroll along the Vistula River, where there are cafes, bars and a beach. Water taxis are free. I also recommend visiting the Botanical Garden in Powsin (it's not far from Warsaw, you can get there by bus). You must go to Zapiecek for pierogi, or visit cafes where you get a free breakfast with the purchase of coffee (I recommend MOMU, which is near the Ratusz Arsenał metro station). You should try our zapiekanka - it's kind of a large sandwich. You can also visit the Wedel factory or other cafes.

Posted: August 12, 2022
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