A Bustling City in the Heart of Europe

Warsaw is the capital of Poland, home to the seat of its Parliament and government. With almost 2 million inhabitants, it is a lively metropolis and the largest city in Poland. It is located on the Vistula, the longest Polish river, called by the Poles the Queen of Polish rivers. The symbol of Warsaw is a legendary mermaid; half woman, half fish, holding a sword in one hand and a shield in the other.

Warsaw is a city full of contrasts. Here, modernity intertwines with history – from a few hundred years ago up to more recent. Warsaw gained city rights over 700 years ago. As such, at the end of the 16th century, it became the capital of Poland.

There are plenty of places to enjoy in Warsaw. Today over 400 years of the city’s history are on display at the Warsaw Old Town and the Royal Castle. Next, why not try the Łazienki Palace – easily one of the most picturesque palaces in this part of Europe. Continue with the Palace of Culture and Science, located in the city center, with an utterly different character. A socialist realist gift from Józef Stalin, today modern skyscrapers of the new City Center are growing fast around it.


Enjoy our Amazing Guide to Warsaw

  • Descriptions of more than 60 places that are well worth seeing! We guide you to the most significant communist relics, the historical Praga district and even a few places “off the beaten track” (for example, the oldest church on the right bank of the Vistula!). For all locations, you receive crucial facts, fascinating curiosities, ultimate photograph locations, and of course, the most essential tourist information.
  • Access up to 11 detailed audio guides in ENGLISH to the most prominent attractions in the city! We will take you around the Old Town, Łazienki Park, the Palace of Culture… We will even go to the Powązki Cemetery and examine the traces of the Warsaw Ghetto!

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