36 hours in Warsaw Summertime
Warsaw centrally located in Europe. In the past called Paris of the East, now sometimes compared to Berlin. How is Warsaw now, after massive destruction during the uprisings. Warsaw is not only capital of Poland, is a city of people who lost a lot, remember a lot and built city based on their dreams.
Read the guide to the best things to do on in 3 days in Warsaw during Summertime.
1. Old Town – badly destroyed during uprising 1944 and meticulously rebuilt by citizens of Warsaw.
Join to one of Free walking tours or just take a long walk through the Old Town streets and on your way visit St. John’s Archcathedral and neighbouring Church of the Gracious Mother of God. Look at amazingly designed doors by Igor Mitoraj.
Igor Mitoraj sculptures in Warsaw and Kraków
2. Fall in love with żurek, dumplings or duck in beetroots
Zapiecek is great place to start your food experience in Warsaw. This chain restaurant has everything what you need to know about traditional Polish cuisine. From sour rye soup till duck in beetroots.
Milk Bar Bambino – the best spot for cheap local food.
3. Bars by the Vistula river
4. Lazy breakfast or bruch
5. Art galleries and museums
Andrzej Wróblewski Recto /Verso exhibition at MSN 2015
Visit current exhibitions at museums below. If you are lucky join to one of many free guided tours in English, Polish or Russian.
National Museum in Warsaw
Zachęta – National Art Gallery – current exhibition The Travellers (highly recommend to see)
Królikarnia – current exhibition Rodin/Dunikowski (highly recommend to see)
CSW – Art Gallery with contemporary art
6. Buy a piece from local designers
7. Polish Dinner
Photo Polska Różana
Polska Różana – „Rózana is a cosy, elegant, yet unpretentious place known for its choice of delicate and light meals from the traditional Polish cuisine”.
8. Sophisticated cocktails
Photo Kita Koguta
9. Explore history of Warsaw and Poland
Polin – Museum of History of Polish Jews
Warsaw Rising Museum – is a museum dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944
Royal Łazienki Park with Palace on Island – is the largest park in Warsaw designed in the 17th century by Tylman van Gameren
Mausoleum of Struggle and Martyrdom – museum presents the conditions in which Polish patriots and resistance fighters were jailed by Nazi Germany during World War II
Chopin Museum – museum dedicated to Polish composer Frédéric Chopin
10. Chopin Concerts at the Royal Łazienki Park
Every Sunday from May 15 until September 25 to the Frédéric Chopin monument, at 12.00 and 16.00 hrs. List of concerts here
11. Flea Market
Koło Flea Market
Koło Flea Market or OLIMPIA – every Sunday open from early morning till afternoon.
12. Check out the best restaurants to eat vegetarian and vegan food in Warsaw
13. Parks and BUW Garden on Rooftop
Visit one of many beautiful parks and garden in Warsaw.
The Royal Łazienki Park
The Saxon Garden
The University of Warsaw Library garden (BUW) ul. Dobra 56/66