Top 5 free attractions in Warsaw

The old town of Warsaw

The old town of Warsaw ©Robert S. Donovan/Flick

The vast majority of the Poles give you the impression that Warsaw is a very ugly city, all praising Krakow and other cities. Almost all of them hate the Palace of Culture, a tall building, built in Gothic Stalinist style, a copy of “The Seven Sisters of Moscow”.

But if you have a chance to visit the city of Warsaw, you can see that is not that bad as they say, on the contrary, it is a really nice city. It has an old town completely rebuilt after being smashed during the war, that deserves a honorary degree and the new city have some cool places as well.

 

We present you the top 5 free attractions in Warsaw in case you want to visit the city, but you don’t want to spend enormous amounts of money at different tourist sites.

The Wilanow Palace

The Wilanow Palace was built by King Jan Sobieski, and served as his summer residence. It is practically a Polish Royal Palace in Warsaw and you should know that can be visited for free on Sunday!

The Wilanow Palace

The Wilanow Palace ©Guillaume Speurt/Flick

The Palace of Culture

Poles have a joke that the best place in Warsaw is the Palace of Culture, because it is the only place in the Polish capital from where you don’t see the Palace of Culture! We had to mention the famous palace, especially as the entry is free. You can enter and take a look inside. But if you want to admire the city panorama, then you must pay a relatively modest sum.

The Lazienki Park

The Lazienki Park is perhaps the most beautiful park in the capital of Poland. Here you will find an Orangerie and the statues of famous Polish people and the country had many national composers and other famous people. This is a free attraction in Warsaw that surely worth to be visited!

The Lazienki Park

The Lazienki Park ©paolotrabattoni.it/Flick

Free tours

Warsaw has joined the list of European cities where are free tours organized per pedes with a local guide. In the case of Warsaw, these tours are organized by the Eastern Station and begin each day at 11 am, from the Column of Sigismund at the entrance of the old city. The tours last 2 hours.

The Old Town

A walk in the Old Town is a pleasure. Completely destroyed during the Second World War, it was precisely restored in the decades that followed. You can visit the rich churches as Catholics have never made an economy where creating the sumptuous interiors of churches, historic homes converted into bars, restaurants and shops. Do not miss the building on the street Kanonia no. 20. It is the building with the narrowest façade in the world. Once the tax on the house was paid according to the length of the facade, so a  stingy inhabitant of Warsaw built a façade that was as large as the entrance door and a long-long house!

The old town of Warsaw

The old town of Warsaw ©Robert S. Donovan/Flick

 

 

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