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The capital of Poland
1st February 1945 is a memorable date in the history of Warsaw. This was when the Polish government made it the country's official capital. The city was rebuilt over the next few decades, thanks to the creation of the city reconstruction office, and all traces of the military action completely disappeared.
Warsaw rapidly expanded both in terms of area and population. Today, it's an important political, cultural, scientific and economic centre.
The history of Warsaw itself can be traced back to the beginning of 1596. After a fire at Wawel Castle in Krakow, the Polish king had to adapt Warsaw Castle to serve a new function.
Everything you need to know before taking a trip to Warsaw
Warsaw is a city in the Mazowieckie Voivodeship, in the very heart of the Northern European Plain. It has a population of just under 2 million, which makes it the biggest city in Poland. It also serves as the political and cultural centre of the country.
It is a fascinating city for visitors, full of historical sites, monuments, modern architecture and green areas where you can relax after a busy day.
Are you wondering how to get to Warsaw? The city has a well-developed public transport network so you can reach it by plane, train or bus. Your choice depends on where you're coming from.
The Polish capital has two airports: Chopin Airport (10km from the city centre) and Warsaw-Modlin Airport (about 40km from the city centre). Both welcome flights from around Poland, Europe and the world.
Are you interested in travelling by train? There are 47 railway stations and stops in Warsaw, so you can quickly go anywhere on the city map.
You can also get to Warsaw by bus, which is usually a bit more expensive and time-consuming. Why travel by bus? You can enjoy the beautiful scenery during your journey!
Worried about getting around Warsaw once you arrive? Don't be! Ride the metro, trams, buses and taxis quickly to get anywhere.
Warsaw's history in a nutshell
While the exact past of Warsaw is a matter of dispute among historians, it is known that the city's first record dates back to 1313. In 1526, it was incorporated into the Kingdom of Poland. After Poland and Lithuania merged, it was decided to centralise the parliament and relocate it from Krakow to Warsaw, which later led to the city becoming the capital of the newly formed Republic.
Warsaw was plundered and devastated several times during battles fought over many years. Despite the unrest, the city continued to develop steadily. Warsaw's library and museum collections were transported to Germany when the Germans first occupied the capital and then by the Soviets in World War II. The city was severely damaged and needed to be completely rebuilt after the war. Work was carried out by people recruited from different parts of the country.
The top things to do in Warsaw
What to do in Warsaw? It is a question that probably arises for everyone who has decided to travel to this city. Many activities and exciting places are waiting for you to visit.
Lazienki Krolewskie Park, the Warsaw Uprising Museum, Hala Koszyki, the Multimedia Fountain Park, the Be Happy Museum, and the Copernicus Science Centre – find out about all the Warsaw attractions that might interest you.
The Mermaid of Warsaw
Who hasn't heard of the Mermaid, the half-woman, half-fish visible in the city's coat of arms? Two monuments are dedicated to her in Warsaw, in the Old Town Square and near the Świętokrzyski Bridge.
Krakowskie Przedmieście is one of the most prestigious streets in Warsaw. There you can find palaces, the most important Polish institutions (the Presidential Palace, the Polish Academy of Sciences), and the oldest monument in the city - the Madonna of Passau.
Łazienki Park is also one of the must-see places for everyone who visits Warsaw. It is a palace and park complex that was once the summer residence of King Stanisław August Poniatowski. There's a whole host of attractions within the Łazienki Park. Go to the Palace on the Isle, the School of Officer Cadets or the Old Orangery, to name just a few.
Warsaw Rising Museum
Anyone interested in Polish history should head to the Warsaw Rising Museum. It was established on the 60th anniversary of the event to commemorate all who fought for an independent Poland.
Copernicus Science Centre
Are you a science enthusiast? Visit the Copernicus Science Centre! It hosts numerous demonstrations and workshops suitable for adults and children. You can also enjoy lunch dishes and desserts while you are there.
The Saxon Garden is located in the North Centre district. As you stroll through the tree-lined avenues, admire the elaborate sculptures and also see a fountain dating back to the 19th century.
Warsaw's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
The monument housing the tomb of an unidentified soldier killed in the Battle of Lviv is a fragment of an arcade that once belonged to the Saxon Palace. Under the central arch is a perpetual flame watched over by the Representative Battalion of the Polish Army's Guard of Honour.
The Palace of Culture and Science (PKiN)
The Palace of Culture and Science is one of the tallest buildings in the country, measuring 237m. Don't miss the observation tower on its 30th floor.
The Old Town View Terrace
If you want to check out the baroque architecture of the Old Town from a height, you can head to St. Anne's Church, where there is another viewpoint of Warsaw. However, you must climb as many as 147 stairs to enjoy the views.
Be Happy Museum
Love taking photos? The Be Happy Museum is a place you will love! Here you can find colourful backgrounds and scenery to create unique photographs.
Na Paluchu animal shelter
Are you looking for a free attraction and love animals as well? If you're willing to dedicate at least three hours a day, volunteer to walk a selected dog from the Na Paluchu animal shelter. Who knows, maybe, you will return to your permanent home with a new friend?
Finding a hotel in Warsaw
Diverse accommodation is one of the hallmarks of Poland's capital city. All-inclusive hotels, city-centre flats, hotels with a swimming pool – everyone can find the right option for themselves in Warsaw. Look at our ALL – Accor Live Limitless collection and find the one that suits you best.
Five-star and four-star hotels in Warsaw are an option for people who wish to experience a little luxury during their stay in the capital of Poland. Comfortable and spacious rooms, top-quality service, convenient location – these are just some of the many features characterising these accommodation facilities.
Staying in a 4 or 5-star hotel means a higher cost, which translates into the quality of service offered. Warsaw hotels offering parking areas are also available in this scenario.
Planning a weekend trip with your family? Discover our hotels with swimming pools and spa facilities in Warsaw. Enjoy pool and wellness, spa treatments, games and activities for children, perfect for keeping everyone happy.
Maybe you're dreaming of enjoying the beautiful capital city from the perspective of your room in the evening? Then Warsaw hotels with a view are sure to appeal to you.
Wedding anniversary, engagement or romantic weekend away, our romantic hotels in Warsaw include something for everyone.
If you're working with a small budget, explore our low-cost accommodation and find your perfect cheap hotel in Warsaw.
Restaurants in Warsaw
Thai, Mexican, French, modern fine dining or vegan cuisine? No matter what you are looking to eat at a given moment, you are sure to find it in Warsaw!
Where to go? Hala Koszyki, with over a dozen restaurants, is one of the best options. You can enjoy Polish, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, American and Middle Eastern cuisine. After dinner, look for a rooftop bar to enjoy some drinks with a view over Warsaw.
Are you looking for the perfect place for a date? Regina, located on Koszykowa Street, boasts style and flair, an exciting menu and tempting cocktails.
Warsaw is a modern city that's well worth a visit. Enjoy the beautiful architecture, attractions and lots of great nightlife. The effort put into rebuilding the city and the effect achieved with the work is admirable.