Why not starting a perfect day with a wide choice buffet breakfast in our Downtown restaurant located on the first floor overlooking the Palace of Culture and Science or watching Warsaw coming to life as you swim laps in the pool located on the 43rd floor? When interested in some outdoor sport activities, the Concierge team truly recommends one of the running paths, including the fantastic boulevard along the Vistula river. If searching for more, we suggest you spend the morning at the 17th century Wilanów Palace, 25 minutes away by taxi, where you can admire the paintings gallery and opulent baroque interiors, and explore a magnificent Italian garden. Back in the city center, treat yourself and book lunch at the Belvedere Restaurant, housed within a beautiful glass Old Orangery in the Royal Lazienki Park. A nice walk in a vast park will be also a good start of the day.
After lunch, head towards the historical city center along the Nowy Świat Street (a part of the Royal Route), where you'll find an authentic mix of historical sites, restaurants and boutique fashion stores selling both renowned brands and the creations of young Polish designers. If you want a break from shopping, stop to sample cafe Blikle’s delicious pastries (already 150 years old!) or the unmissable drinking chocolate at Wedel. Afterwards, you can wander along the Royal Route heading to the north to admire iconic buildings and monuments such as the Holy Cross Church (with a heart of Frederic Chopin), the Warsaw University Campus, the monument dedicated to Copernicus or the Presidential Palace. Finally, you will get to the Royal Castle, which will reveal to you as a part of the Old Town – Warsaw’s UNESCO World Heritage – one of the “must see” places for visitors. On the way back, why not stopping at the BUW (Library of the University of Warsaw – open April-October) to see the view from the biggest roof garden in Europe!
As the sun sets, why not to take a walk along the side of the Vistula river to admire the lights reflection in the water, as well as enjoy little bars spread along the bank. Another idea will be visiting Hala Koszyki to feel Warsaw’s vibe at this lively food court filled with many different restaurants. Ask the Concierge to book tickets for an opera or a ballet at the restored, 19th century Grand Theatre with the biggest stage in Europe. Alternatively, return to the hotel to enjoy Karol Okrasa's refined cooking in our Platter restaurant, followed by cocktails and music at the + One Bar.
Warsaw Uprising Museum
A stunning museum opened in 2004, full of interactive displays, photographs and video footage. Open on the occasion of 60th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising. Make sure you have 3 spare hours to go there - it is worth it!
On the other side of the Wisla River, Praga offers visitors a combination of strange sights and sounds - Street Band Monument at square that connects Florianska and Klopotowskiego Streets.
While on a bus, tram or underground train, remeber to give up your seat to a pregnant woman or an elderly person.
After the Second World War, in 1945, the Old Town was completely demolished. Nevertheless, already by 1953 it was completely reconstructed. Now you can see the history of Warsaw in two museums - Warsaw Historical Museum and Warsaw Uprisung Museum -places to be seen!