5 Reasons to Visit Warsaw


Welcome to Warsaw! This is one of two cities in Poland I have wanted to visit since my grandparents are from this country. For me, it was a place to reflect on who my grandparents might have been as they were growing up in Poland. I found Warsaw to be everything I thought it would be and much more.

Here are five of my reasons for visiting it if you ever find yourself here.

1. Royal Castle

I didn’t get the chance to go inside the castle since I was in Warsaw during one of their holidays; Constitution Day. Many places were closed on this day so I assumed it would be the same for the castle. Still, I would recommend going inside the castle if you are visiting Warsaw when it is open.

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2. Castle Square

Though I didn’t go inside the castle, I did walk around the square. The first thing I noticed and something you can’t miss is the column in front of the square. Later, I found out the column had a name and it was Sigismund’s Column. It was named after King Sigismund III Vasa who it turns out moved the capital of Poland from Krakow to Warsaw.

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3. Stare Miasto, also known as Old Town

I loved walking around the Old Town the night I was there since someone was playing the trumpet. It was great listening to the music being played as I walked around the area. If you love to shop and take a break at one of the cafes then this is the place for you.

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4. Ujazdowski Park

I found the park by accident and only wish I had more time to walk through the entirety of it. I did find the statue of the man sitting on a concrete chair with the grounds behind him. I used this statue as my focal point while I was there so I wouldn’t get lost. I walked around the edge of the park while I kept the statue in sight. As I left the park, I found a street vendor just outside the entrance to the park selling polish sausage. Walking around Ujazdowski Park was a great way to spend the day.

Park_Ujazdowksi_2015   By Adrian Grycuk (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 pl], via Wikimedia Commons

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5. St. Anne’s Church

You can’t miss St. Anne’s Church since it is adjacent to Castle Square and in the historic center of Warsaw.

608px-Warsaw_Wilanow_St_Anne's_church                            By Arnold Paul (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

I would love to hear your thoughts on Warsaw if you’ve ever visited this city or if you ever decide to plan a trip here.



  • Looks and sounds like a beautiful city! Poland is creeping up my must visit list for all of its history, natural beauty and charming cities! Thanks for sharing!

    • Kim says:

      It is definitely worth visiting. I want to go back again because there is still so much to see that I didn’t get to see when I was there.

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