Warsaw

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The capital of Poland was rebuilt after World War II and continues to grow, with a flourishing arts scene and a mix of old and modern architecture.

Warsaw was almost completely destroyed during World War II. The Old Town was painstakingly rebuilt and later became an internationally recognized World Heritage Site. Gothic and renaissance architecture sits alongside concrete Soviet-era buildings and modern glass skyscrapers. The city's progressive cultural scene is as varied as the capital’s architecture. Visit war memorials and classical art galleries, or seek out underground theater groups and avant-garde cinemas.

Take a walking tour of the city, starting in the Old Town. Here, you’ll find many of Warsaw’s main attractions, including the Royal Castle, King Zygmunt’s Column and the Barbican, which is a relic of the walls that once surrounded the city.

Walk or catch a bus along the Royal Route, a path that connects the Royal Castle with the Wilanow Palace. The route is about 6 miles (10 kilometers) and encompasses a number of churches, the Presidential Palace and Warsaw University, among other attractions.

The Palace of Culture and Science is one of many examples of socialist realist architecture you’ll find in Warsaw. Its clock tower is visible from almost anywhere in the city. Ride the elevator to the terrace on the 30th floor for views of the city and the Vistula River.

Warsaw is known for its public green spaces; the city has more than 80 parks. The oldest park is the Saxon Garden, a 10-minute walk from the Old Town. The former royal garden has avenues of trees and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a monument to soldiers killed in war. Visit the Warsaw Zoo, which houses more than 5,000 animals across 99 acres (40 hectares) of parkland.

Chopin was one of the most prominent Warsaw residents and signs of the composer are everywhere, from monuments and street names in his honor, to a museum.

The best time to visit Warsaw is May through September, when locals make the most of the warm weather in parks and outdoor restaurants. Get around the city by bus, tram or train. Or, rent a bike using the city’s bicycle sharing system and cycle along the river.

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Where to stay in Warsaw

Courtyard by Marriott Warsaw Airport
Courtyard by Marriott Warsaw Airport
4 out of 5
The price is HK$503 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
Located in Wlochy, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Galeria Mokotow Shopping Centre and within 6 miles (10 km) of Warsaw Uprising Museum and Warsaw University ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (938 reviews)
"Great place."

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2022

Courtyard by Marriott Warsaw Airport
Warsaw Marriott Hotel
Warsaw Marriott Hotel
5 out of 5
Fully refundable
The price is HK$683 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Located in Srodmiescie, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Warsaw Fotoplastikon and Palace of Culture and Science. Warsaw University of Technology ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (948 reviews)
"Great location"

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2021

Warsaw Marriott Hotel
Renaissance Warsaw Airport Hotel
Renaissance Warsaw Airport Hotel
5 out of 5
The price is HK$591 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
Located in Wlochy, this luxury hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Warsaw Uprising Museum, Wilanow Palace and Palace of Culture and Science. University of Warsaw ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (643 reviews)
"Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort."

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2022

Renaissance Warsaw Airport Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Platinum Residence
Platinum Residence
4 out of 5
The price is HK$433 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
Located in Wola, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Warsaw Trade Tower, Warsaw Uprising Museum and Palace of Culture and Science. University of ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,378 reviews)
Highly Recommended
"This location if our favorite place to stay when visiting Warsaw, for several years now. You are in an apartment (kitchen, leaving room, bedroom, etc.) for a good price and in a great location."

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2021

Platinum Residence
Mamaison Residence Diana
Mamaison Residence Diana
3 out of 5
The price is HK$469 per night from 20 Feb to 21 Feb
Located in Srodmiescie, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Nowy Swiat Street and Palace of Culture and Science. University of Warsaw and U.S. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (889 reviews)
"Nice hotel at great location"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2021

Mamaison Residence Diana
Ego Apartments Old Town
Ego Apartments Old Town
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$541 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
Located in Old Town Warsaw, this aparthotel is steps away from Warsaw Mermaid Statue, Old Town Market Place and Old Town Square. Copernicus Science Centre and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (167 reviews)
"I’m heart of the lost vibrant place in Warsaw and with windows going on a quite place"

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2022

Ego Apartments Old Town
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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