The capital city of Poland is also the largest city in the country and has become an incredibly popular tourist city break destination over the last few decades.
Famed for its part in the tragedies and tales of World War II, Warsaw is a city that’s home to an abundance of eclectic history, culture and a vibrant story to tell.
If you’re looking for the best free attractions in Warsaw that’ll allow you to soak up as much culture as possible, or you’re wanting to splash out a bit more and discover the best paid attractions in Warsaw, take a look at our extensive travel guide below.
One of the biggest and most beautiful parks in Warsaw, Royal Lazienki is a definite must-visit when in the capital city of Poland.
Renowned for being a place where you can spot wild deer and squirrels, as well as hosting free, live piano concerts during the summer months, Royal Lazienki Park is an idyllic place to spend a few hours in the city.
There are also numerous palaces residing in Royal Lazienki Park, including the Palace...
Bazar Olimpia is often cited as the best flea market in Warsaw and is a place that you could easily spend hours getting lost amongst all the trinkets and treasures.
It’s somewhat of a tradition to visit flea markets on a Sunday morning when in Warsaw so if your trip to the city coincides with the weekend Bazar Olimpia, make sure you’ve added it to your itinerary!
More often than not, you would likely purchase...
While it’s certainly not what you’d expect from most university libraries, the Warsaw University Library is utterly unique and completely charming and offers a little slice of heaven within the city walls.
At the Warsaw University Library, not only will you find thousands of books and documents, you will also be able to enjoy fairy-tale-like gardens on its premises.
There’s various levels of gardens for you to...
Brzeska Street certainly isn’t somewhere that you’d want to take kids and it’s definitely not the most fun and light-hearted place in the city, but it is somewhere that’s incredibly important to see and learn about.
Considered to be the “poor and rough” area of Warsaw, Brzeska Street offers an authentic and rustic charm that dates all the way back to before the war.
Most of the houses and...
If you like to combine city life with your love of relaxing and unwinding on the sand when you go on holiday, then Warsaw’s offering of the Vistula Beaches will suit you just perfectly!
The Vistula Beaches are incredibly popular amongst both locals and tourists and they’re conveniently located within close proximity to the city centre, so you don’t have to travel too far.
Some of the top Vistula Beaches in...
If you’ve spent any length of time travelling in Europe before, you’ll know that most major European cities will have an Old Town and Warsaw’s offering is arguably one of the very best.
In Warsaw Old Town, you’ll be treated to a lively hubbub and vibrant atmosphere thanks to all the authentic and quintessentially Polish eateries.
The Old Town is also most famed for the Rynek Starego Miasta; a bustling...
Similarly to the kinds of Royal Routes you’d find in other cities in Europe, Warsaw also has its own version that offers visitors to the city the chance to soak up as much of the city’s top sights as possible.
Beginning in the Old Town, the 6-mile Royal Route takes you on a journey across the city to see top attractions such as Lazienki Park, the Royal Castle and Wilanow Palace.
Of course, you don’t have to...
The Multimedialny Park Fontann, or simply put “Multimedia Fountain Park”, is one of the top free attractions in Warsaw that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
The incredible fountain complex consists of 367 water jets that perform an incredible light, water and music show at night during the spring and summer months.
It’s well worth seeing if you’ll be in Warsaw between May and September and you...
The Marszalkowska Housing District is definitely one of the most unusual free things to do in Warsaw listed in this guide.
Often nicknamed “MDM”, the Marszalkowska Housing District was built by the Party as a showpiece district for all the good communists.
The Marszalkowska Housing District isn’t used in the same way nowadays, and it’s a great place to wander around and take in the early socialist realist...
Situated in Warsaw’s beatific Old Town, the Royal Castle once housed generations of the Polish monarchy before it was near-fully destroyed in World War II.
It’s one of the most prestigious structures in the whole city and is notably famed for its impressive restoration after its severe damage during the war.
You can tie a visit to the Royal Castle in Warsaw with your trip to the Old Town as it’s situated right...
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There are many things you can do for free in Warsaw like booking free entry into some Warsaw museums, joining locals to do some free activities and others. This allows you to have fun and relax on a budget or save for further experiences on your trip.