Top Things to Do in Stare Miasto

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Stare Miasto, Warsaw

Top Things to Do in Stare Miasto

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  • St
    County Antrim, UK10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant visit to the old town. Went on a day trip by train from Gdansk and was well worth it. Very clean and tidy old town with beautiful buildings.
    Written 26 May 2024
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  • petergab10
    Melbourne, Australia654 contributions
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    A beautiful part of the Warsaw with so much history one of the first things l notice was how beautiful each townhouse was painted and the detail in the work which were all surrounding the square. Cetrepiece is the stature of the little mermaid of Warsaw which is the coat of arms of Warsaw city and considered the city's protector. Square offers so much from restaurants, bars. museums, art gallery, souvenir shops, Photo opportunities and in close walking distance to other attractions in Old Town.
    Written 8 May 2024
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  • Ljubica B
    London, UK7,490 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place to get lost when is raining or snowing… on the ground floor you have a nice art collection where you can see couple of Rembrandt jobs… silver, jewellery, guns etc, the upper floor the rooms are so beautiful like the chapel, the king throne room, the conference room. Highly recommend to visit this place . There is a coffee area and restaurant if you are hungry, cloakroom is available. Toilets are available on the ground floor. Tickets cost £15 you can pay with card and cash. All is written in polish people don’t speak English.
    Written 25 April 2024
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  • rtdood
    Manchester, UK790 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive, but as its situated in the old town prepare yourself for lots and lots of tourists! You head into the courtyard, and can purchase a ticket from the admissions desk, before heading over to the entrance and down a staircase to the cloakroom and collect the audio guide. You are recommended to take off bags and coats in the cloakroom, as there are no outside areas to the tour. From here there are signposts to direct you the correct way for the royal tour round the palace.

    You follow the pathing, logically from room to room, with the audio guide explaining key features such as ornate furniture, artwork and historical context as you go through. Each room is incredibly ornate, but not entirely original due to the extensive damage caused from the Second World War, but has been recreated as accurately as is possible and that certainly fooled me! The throne room and banqueting hall stick out in my memory for sheer grandeur. It took about 1 and a half hours to walk round the rooms with the audio-guide.

    It is worth noting, you are kept at least a meter away from most objects in each room for good reason, so you'll be needing to zoom your camera if you are looking to get up close. Attempt it yourself and a member of staff situated in each room will tell you otherwise! I made do with wide angle view on my phone as with just so much capture the wide angle lens could do this best, particularly the ceiling paintings!

    It is worth visiting this attraction, despite the crowds. I would suggest visiting later in the day if the crowds bother you. Admission isn't cheap either but if you want to visit a royal palace, and are unable to visit Kings Jan 3rds Palace then this is the more convenient option. I would also say as a comparison between the 2, this is the smaller palace but comes looking a lot more 'polished'.
    Written 21 December 2023
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  • Adam T
    York, UK912 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a very small but cute collection of various dollhouses from around the world. The lady on reception was pretty grumpy, but once you went in you were free to explore at your own pace. It’s a nice way to spend an hour or less wandering around, and a great opportunity for our toddler to run around given that there was nobody else visiting at the time. The toilets across the corridor weren’t particularly baby friendly, though we just about managed to change our toddler on the side unit. Keep in mind the stairs to get down to the museum though, and we had to leave our pushchair and all our things in the lobby while we went round.
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • Robert T
    Huddersfield, UK38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really funny to do On a night time as open until 9, but didn’t take very long to get around so thought that 40pln each was a bit much considering it was only 2 rooms
    Written 8 October 2023
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  • Summerasalifestyle
    Malibu, CA3,569 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Powerful statue honoring the very young boys and girls who acted as scouts and messengers during the war and particularly during the bloody and destructive Warsaw uprising.
    Children should never have to participate in war. Adults should never have to participate in war.
    Written 18 September 2023
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  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada7,261 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Barbican is restored but still impressive. It was meant to be a pinch point for advancing armies because Calvary would have to slow down in this area to pass through. It is at the edge of Old Town and you can spend a few minutes walking around the Barbican to enjoy the reconstructed walls and features but much more time in Old Town at the nearby attractions, restaurants and shops.
    Written 16 April 2023
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  • Sam K
    12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful 14th century north European brick gothic rebuilt (which you can see), but rather more lovely internally than the state it had been in after a lot of Baroque meddling, by the time the Nazis decided to demolish it in 1944. The anguished figures of the Zolnierze Wykleci sculpture is not your average memorial to be found in church.
    Written 18 January 2024
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  • Cristinel
    Romania1,024 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You cannot miss the Column, it is a touristic landmark in Warsaw, right in the middle of Castle Square. A very common meeting point for tourists at some moments during the day, could become easily very crowded area. Anyway there is plenty of room to catch a beautiful view over the Column. In winter time, there is also there a beautiful Christmas Tree. Not as tall as the Column, but still worth a stop by.
    Written 6 December 2023
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  • TravelswithMrH
    The Hague, The Netherlands429 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    On entrance from the old town square I wasn’t expecting the museum to be just as big as it is. It’s over 5 floors and covers all history of Warsaw including many artefacts, art and maps. It is very detailed and to be honest Mr H and I had put aside 2 hours thinking it would be plenty of time but realised to give it justice you’d probably need at least 3. It is very detailed and complex so more for adults or older teenagers. My only criticism would be we found it very warm!
    Written 4 March 2023
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  • dianemhowe
    Lancaster, UK5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A truly memorable performance.
    I attended this Chopin recital this evening and was truly amazed at the wonderful performance by Katarzyna Kraszewska. It was just beautiful, powerful and inspiring. The small intimate audience were mesmerized by her amazing playing. The venue was lovely and the honey wine at the interval was warmly received by all. Thank you all so much for this wonderful event. Most highly recommended.
    Written 30 November 2023
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  • Roberts69
    Northampton, UK18,823 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The cathedral is located opposite the Warsaw Uprising Monument on the edge of the Old Town. It was completely destroyed in 1944 and so between 1946 and 1960 the church was restored to its former glory. The front façade is marked by a large tympanum pointed by a sculpture depicting the Holy Mary and sided by two low towers. On both sides of the main entrance there are a number of stone tablets commemorating notable Polish military units of the past, as well as an anchor and a propeller symbolizing two branches of the Polish armed forces. The church's lobby is marked by a number of symbolic paintings depicting some of the most prominent Polish battles and Uprisings. Additional battles are depicted on a bronze gate.

    The main altar contains a sculpture of the patron saint of the church, Our Lady Queen of the Polish Crown. Beneath the sculpture there is a steel grating with hundreds of military decorations and votive plaques donated by the soldiers. To the left there is a small Chapel of the Polish Soldier - a Mausoleum of the Defenders of the Motherland. Among the battles featured on stone slabs there are the battle of Cedynia, battle of Grunwald, battle of Vienna, battle of Westerplatte, defence of Warsaw, Warsaw Uprising and the battle of Berlin, as well as other battles of World War II. A chapel to the right of the altar is devoted to the victims of the Katyn massacre. Approximately 15,000 small tablets mark the names of the Polish officers mass murdered by the NKVD in 1940, while an additional 7,000 wait for the names of those, whose bodies are yet to be found.

    A good Church for those with an interest in Military History.
    Written 2 November 2022
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  • Dr_Iris_B
    Ramat Gan, Israel1,411 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We found this museum by chance as we were strolling the old town. It is relatively a new museum and is quite unique
    It offers an exhibition presenting the history of Warsaw as well as an art collection of local artists
    Interesting!
    Written 1 September 2019
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland31,245 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This beautiful church is located immediately adjacent to St John's Cathedral.

    Originally, the church was completed in 1626. The church was destroyed during World War II. After the war, it was rebuilt in a simplified architectural style.

    The interior is quite modern because very few of the original furnishings were preserved.
    Written 13 December 2019
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