The Latest Trend In Culture & Entertainment In Warsaw, Poland

Although Cracovians agree, Warsaw, Krakow often overshadowed in the arts. This was true in the golden age of King Stanislaus Poniatowski, as was the interwar period when Warsaw was often called the Paris of the East.

Warsaw is a survivor – a late World War II, about 85% of the city was in ruins and most of the population had fled, were killed, deported or sent to concentration camps. More than a third of the pre-war Warsaw was Jewish population, although almost no remaining traces of this heritage because the city is a thriving Jewish community, was decimated by the end of the war.

Much of Warsaw’s historic center was painstakingly recreated in the years after World War II, in a move by the communist authorities, which surprised the citizens of the city as much as did the West.

The strikingly successful rebuilding of Warsaw’s Old Town was finally rewarded in 1980 when the complex earned its place in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Despite the tragic odyssey of the twentieth century, the capital has made a comeback in bold and remains at the forefront of modern trends. A series of live events take place here, including the Warsaw Autumn Festival, which brings together luminaries of contemporary music from around the world.

Each October, the International Film Festival starts. Throughout the years Zamek Ujazdowski showcases the best of contemporary art in Poland.

In the historical monuments of Warsaw resonance speaks for themselves. Despite the damage in time of war, many of the country’s greatest treasures can be found here. The Royal Castle, miraculously rebuilt, is an obvious highlight. Besides a dazzling permanent collection that has some excellent exhibitions at once.

The National Museum also has some enviable collections (in many fields), while the Lazienki Palace, a relic of the Age of Reason, is a gem in itself.

At first glance, Warsaw is not listed as an attractive destination compared to other European capitals, and that was decimated during the war and rebuilt during communism. Therefore, without a center of the city is defined, its cultural life extends across the city.

And these hot spots are hard to find as many are in the courtyards, old factories, train tickets, and dark alleys. However, Warsaw has the largest budget in the country culturally, and there is more in 2011 than ever before.

Despite Krakow Poland can be considered the “cultural capital”, Warsaw has often overshadowed his kinsman the south in the arts. Two cultural heydays of the Polish capital is above the rest: the years of the last king of the country, Stanislaus Poniatowski, as well as the interwar period when the city was dubbed the Paris of the East. Now, after a difficult century, Warsaw is back and more vibrant than ever! Festivals, cultural centers, museums, galleries, theaters, all you can handle.

Museums

Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature
This museum has a great location within two houses of merchants in the Old Town Square. The name of the Polish bard of bards, the beloved Mickiewicz, this museum features an array of curiosities related to the great nineteenth-century adventurer. But there is much else besides that, with the treasures of the world Sienkiewicz, Slowacki, Tuwim and more Exhibitions.

Archaeological Museum
Warsaw Archaeological epicenter was in the Arsenal 17-century building. The fruits of many generations of excavations in the pre-war historical borders of Poland can be discovered, and a handful of exhibitions around the world. For a more hands-on knowledge of the customs of our ancestors hairy, you can arrange to make a clay pot session and get down and dirty prehistoric style.

The Caricature Museum
A cookie is a museum and the only of its kind. Founded by the cartoonist Eryk Lipinski in 1978, this museum is housed in the former gardener’s house Primate’s Palace. Most of the collection is of Polish artists, and the fun work of figures such as Kazimierz Sichulski is definitely deserving of wider recognition. The museum also has a growing collection of international works.

Center for Contemporary Art
Although more a gallery than a museum of modern art oasis deserves a cry regardless, as it hosts some top-level exposures. It’s definitely one of the most happening in the city and a must for culture lovers. Located inside the stark interiors of Ujazowski Castle and there are a bookstore and restaurant that very well connected.

Chopin Museum
Chopin is perhaps the most famous son in Warsaw, so it will not come as a surprise to discover that the city has a museum in his honor. You will find a suitable place in Ostrogski’s exquisite Baroque palace, the kind of place where the composer began his career as a young artist. Concerts of the music of this great man remain here, while there is also a range of memories of Chopin, portraits, letters, and manuscripts of a grand piano in which the teacher wrote his marvelous works.

Ethnographic Museum
Founded in 1888, Belter of a museum is a perfect introduction to the weird and wonderful world of Polish folk art. With everything from costumes to hand-painted wooden curios, is a comfort just if time does not permit a trip to nature itself. Periodic exhibitions of international artists as well, especially Africans and Asians.

Katyn Museum
The Katyn word was out of bounds in Poland’s postwar press. Hundreds of thousands of kinds of Polish officers were killed during the war at the hands of the Soviets, some were shot, others were killed during deportation proceedings. Katyn has come to symbolize all these crimes. This museum preserves the memory of the crime and a lot of personal effects were discovered in the tombs give an intimate dimension to the fate of thousands of people.

Museum of Horse Riding and Hunting
This museum bit out of fashion is not a quagmire. Although it is rare and not a tribute charm in a culture that was approximately desecrated during the war. The cult of the horse was especially strong in Poland, where the cavalry reached mythical status due to the heroic adventures of generations of warriors. Take a nostalgic journey through the worlds of the manor of Poland, in the field and forest. Carriages, weapons, and many trophies, but definitely not a place to come if you are stuffed bison unamused.

Museum of Independence
The nineteenth century-old saying goes: “The Polish revolt against an oppressor mild, because they can, against a tough, because they must.” From the eighteenth century, the Poles certainly put this theory into practice, as opposed to the occupying powers with the seemingly unwavering decision. This museum in the former Radziwill palace has a lot of sentimental and patriotic paraphernalia associated with these fatal times, as well as some collections of art of incalculable value. Much of history buffs.

Museum of the Motorcar
A real galaxy of classic cars, this museum is expanding almost unbearable for fans of vintage vehicles. The ownership of any of these engines at once classified as the best cat in the city, be it a 1969 Buick, a 1930’s Chrysler or a vintage Rolls. A handful of historical developments, such as a limousine used by Stalin and cars owned by celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe add spice to the mix.

Museum of the Warsaw Uprising
A time of preparation, this ambitious new museum has become one important party in the cultural life of the city. It tells the story of one of the decisive chapters of the Second World War, condemned the revolt of the Polish resistance army against the Nazi occupiers. Located in an imposing building that once housed a power station of trams in Warsaw, the museum is aiming for a fresh approach to interactive and historical documentation. Many of the 6,000 surviving veterans saw the opening of the project – for 50 years, this legacy was suppressed by the Soviet regime.

Museum of Torture
The mother of the Warsaw museum, filled with everything from ancient Egyptian art, Roman and Greek at the European furniture and decorative arts from the Renaissance. The Painting departments of the museum are certainly between the highlights, at least not the nineteenth-century Polish rooms, which feature portraits of little-known teachers, such as Piotr Michalowski, Stanislaw Wyspianski and Jan Stanislawski. Binding in the Twentieth Century there is a handful of works by Witkacy – another artist who is sure to start cropping up in Western auction houses as the interest in a snowball of his life.

Polish Army Museum
It is a name a bit prohibitive, and in fact, this is the coolest museum in town. However, if you have a penchant for the adventurous side of the story, there are plenty of sights to enjoy here. Those interested in the Napoleonic Wars are some of the uniforms of the Polish Lancers of the Imperial Guard, who were among the most precious cavalry Bonaparte. Their standard selection of medieval weapons and armor also is on hand, while the last part of the exhibition focuses on recent history, at least not the Warsaw uprising.

Wilanow Poster Museum
Polish poster art has achieved international renown, and rightly so. This museum, which is a dependency of the magnificent palace complex Wilanow, has some 30,000 Polish posters from the years 1992-2002 – is a phenomenal collection. Its international collection of works is also considered one of the best in the world so it is unlikely to come with a sense little has changed. Along with Wilanow palace and it’s garden that you have a veritable feast of a day of waiting at lovers of culture.

Architecture

It may be crumbling and decaying at the moment but when it renovated it is going to have an appeal. This factor is a little harder in Poland, for example, the United Kingdom, as the Poles show amazing ingenuity when it comes to re-coating and re-facing concrete blocks.

Warsaw palaces, churches and mansions display a richness of color and architectural details. Buildings are the representatives of almost all European architectural styles and historical periods. The town has fine examples of Gothic architecture, Renaissance, Baroque and neoclassical, which is within walking distance of downtown.

Polish built huge mansions and remarkable buildings include the Royal Castle. For religious buildings and shrines, palaces, the architecture of Warsaw, is unique and extraordinary. To see the true beauty and picturesque places to relax after visiting the palaces, museums and parks with benches shaded.

The shape of today’s Warsaw is ultimately the result of the extensive damage it had suffered in World War II, the reconstruction, remodeling, and growth of the city in the coming decades. Even the old is made new. The facades of townhouses were rebuilt meticulously, but everything behind them was adapted to the current standards. War does not, however, affect many of the buildings in the ’20s and ’30s, which was booming Warsaw as the capital of the republic.

This resulted in the construction of many monumental public edifices (National Museum, home of the BGK Bank, SGH university, several ministries), the first skyscraper (Prudential House), ultra-modern sports facilities (AWF college sports in the area Bielany and Służewiec race track) and all the new neighborhoods with luxury villas, apartment houses and affordable housing cooperatives (Żoliborz, Saska Kepa). These represent a wide range of styles – from romantic ‘Manor house’ style, which evokes the life of the Polish countryside, the extreme edge.

Immediately after the war, the city began to fill not only reconstructed buildings but also completely new edifices, meeting the needs of the new communist regime. The Palace of Culture and Science and the new housing district MDM (around Plac Konstytucji) conformed strictly to the style of “socialist realism” imposed on the Soviet-Polish architects, but the Parliament (Sejm) and buildings, somewhat ironically, the headquarters of the Communist Party (Dom Partii) managed to escape from the formula.

In the last decades of the postwar period, despite the lack of funds, shortage of material and the amount of red tape, many of the innovative and attractive structures were erected.

Festivals

Warsaw events are rapidly growing in popularity. From the elegance of the classic, the naughty to good, it’s all here.

January
Royal Castle 
Ongoing Exhibitions and Performances (year-round)

February

Royal Castle Ongoing Exhibitions and Performances (year-round)

Fat Thursday

March
Carnival
The Pre-Lenten season around these parts can be intense! Find good food (and, of course, well drinks) and joy throughout Poland before the Lenten season begins.

Topienie Marzanny
(the Drowning of Marzanna) – celebrate the end of winter in true Slavic fashion… by drowning the evil winter witch, Marzanna!

April
Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival

Concerts, conferences, and exhibitions in honor of one best composer in the world. That occurs before Easter, the festival is held in March or April of each year.

Anniversary of Ghetto Uprising
On April 19 of each year, the good people honor those who died during the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Tributes are given and laid flowers at the Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto(square between Karmelicka and Zamenhofa streets).

Witold Lutoslawski’s Contemporary Art Forum
Go to the Warsaw Philharmonic to witness some of the best pieces of Century 20.

Palm Sunday and Holy Week
A beautiful time to be in Poland. Processions and celebrations throughout the city (Note: Sometimes, in March!)

Polish Contemporary Opera Festival
Yet another top-notch festival from the Warsaw Chamber Opera.

J&S Cup Tournament
One of the world’s most prestigious tennis tournaments.

May
International Book Fair
Where else can editors, politicians, and librarians have a good time together?

CEPIF
The Central Europe Property and Investment Fair is the region’s largest real estate event and a need for companies and investors.

June
Mozart Festival

The Warsaw Chamber Opera recreates the best work of the teacher. World-Class Performance.

Noc Swietojanska
(End of Summer) Easily one biggest show in Poland. Gather around the Vistula River as maids throw their wreaths in the water. Based on an ancient pagan ritual sexual. Fireworks … concerts … the whole Shabang!

Summer Concert Chopin
The works of one of Poland’s most famous songs filled the summer air. Lazienki Park, 12 pm and 4 pm.

July
The Jazz Festival Old Town

Every Saturday throughout July and August, expect a jazz extravaganza to be held in one best place in the Old Town.

International Street Arts Festival
The streets of Warsaw come alive with hundreds of acts off the wall. Audience participation encouraged. A very special event!

Musical Gardens
Come to the Royal Castle in a multitude of films that represent the fine arts. Great crowd!

Summer Concert Chopin
The works of one of Poland’s most famous songs filled the summer air. Lazienki Park, 12 pm and 4 pm.

Mozart Festival
The Warsaw Chamber Opera recreates the best work of the teacher. World-Class Performance.

Warsaw Summer Jazz Days
Poland’s love affair with jazz in its heyday. Fine concerts throughout the city.

August
Anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising
On August 1 Poland recalls tragic victims of the failed 1944 Warsaw Uprising. Commemorative Several events take place currently each year.

Summer Concert Chopin
The works of one of Poland’s most famous songs filled the summer air. Lazienki Park, 12 pm and 4 pm.

Kazimierz Dolny Film Festival

The Jazz Festival Old Town
Every Saturday throughout July and August, expect a jazz extravaganza to be held in one best place in the Old Town.

Musical Gardens
Come to the Royal Castle in a multitude of films that represent the fine arts. Great crowd!

The “Ensemble” Chamber Arts Festival Each year the festival unites young musicians with experienced teachers known for his performances of the chamber. After a period of intense preparation, the students presented their pieces with their mentors for the series of festival concerts.

Warsaw Summer Jazz Days
Poland’s love affair with jazz in its heyday. Fine concerts throughout the city.

September
Warsaw Autumn
Festival celebrating the best of contemporary classical music in the land of Poland.

Monteverdi Festival
Warsaw Chamber Opera puts on another winner.

Summer Concert Chopin
The works of one of Poland’s most famous songs filled the summer air. Lazienki Park, 12 pm and 4 pm.October

Warsaw Film Festival
Make A Bigger Splash every year. Highly recommended.

JVC Jazz Jamboree
Some of the best in the world descend on Warsaw.

Monteverdi Festival
Warsaw Chamber Opera puts on another winner.

Summer Concert Chopin
The works of one of Poland’s most famous songs filled the summer air. Lazienki Park, 12 pm and 4 pm.

English Baroque Opera Festival
The guys at the Warsaw Chamber Opera just do not quit!

November
Piano Festival

The Royal Castle hosts a series of world-class recitals.

December
Warsaw Christmas Fair

Visit the crowds of Christmas markets that perfect holiday gift. For the best, try the Real Caste and the Palace of Culture.

Human Rights in Film
This International festival is made possible by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights.

Theaters

Warsaw’s cultural life has much to offer to the guests of the Polish capital. Here one can find theaters for all tastes and preferences.

The Golden Age of Polish theater began with the enlightened King Stanislaw August, who opened the country’s first public theater in Warsaw in 1765. The work is intended in general to provide an uplifting experience, the revival of the country from its intellectual decline.

Opera and dance lovers are invited to visit the National Opera of Poland and the Warsaw Chamber Opera. Those who prefer other forms of entertainment will appreciate the cabaret and musical theater Sabbath.

State Jewish Theatre in Warsaw– The theater is a temple of the national culture of the Jews who have remained in Poland. It is in the Grzybowski Square and named after the great stage actress and mother of Jewish theater in Poland Jewish – Ester Rachel Kaminska.

Warsaw Chamber Opera– The Warsaw Chamber Opera offers a wide variety of musical styles and genres: from medieval mystery plays to the operas of the Baroque and Classical periods, the operas by Rossini and Donizetti, as well as works by contemporary composers.

Polish National Opera– The beginning of the traditions of opera in Poland dates from the 17th century when the first Italian opera company was invited to Warsaw. The Polish National Opera continues its 200 years of tradition and produces works of Polish composers and world classics.

Sabat Theater– Sabat Theater joins the tradition of pre-war cabaret and variety show halls. Elegant, beautiful bright costumes, various music, and good humor are several key features of the Sabbath, where famous actors, dancers, singers, and musicians often performed today.

Polski Theater– The name of the theater – Polski, which means “Poland”, speaks for itself. Today his repertoire consists mainly of Poland classics and modern works. However, the collective theater also pays homage to masterpieces of the classical world.

The A.R. Performance Group– Akademia Ruchu the progressive group was created in 1973 and one of its founding members is still artistic director of the company. They are famous mainly for its outdoor work using unconventional settings for programs such as city streets, residential homes, and industrial spaces. They have taken their round to show the world, garnering praise throughout Europe and the Americas and Japan.

Dramatyczny– Launched in 1949 as the “Theater of the House of the Polish Army” this stonker is based on the grand Palace of Culture, after the war, Stalin presented to Warsaw. Bertolt Brecht noted in his visit: “What a beautiful alienation effect”. The theater has seen many famous debuts (actors and playwrights) and remains a popular venue for modern productions.

Komedia– Above all new parts, and generally comedies, of course, performed by a young cast. It has different reactions, some like it and some hate it, as evidenced by their forum. So it is worth investigating.

Cinema

Polish Film is known around the world due to a few names: Polanski, Wajda, Kieslowski. But while these directors are mostly famous for their work outside Poland, many names have been made in the country, although they tend to be neglected from the outside except for a handful of enthusiasts and the Polish diaspora around the world. However, as the Polish film festivals are becoming increasingly common in the U.S. and the UK. The curiosity of the outside world is becoming bitten by the intrigue of Polish cinema.

Poland has a well-developed culture film.

Cinema City Galeria Mokotow– This is the big resort-style film that could be used for. It often found in malls and many places around the city – this is the house of marketing that you like a bucket of popcorn with the heart attack-type of terrain.

Atlantic– The strange juxtaposition of history and modern creature comforts (like the city itself), the Atlantic opened in 1930 and amended several times since. Enjoy 4 air-conditioned rooms with the latest technologies.

Kino Wisla– In the center of Zoliborz in Wilson Plaza, it is the beautiful corner of the center. What else can boast sofa’s living room?

Kino Luna– Independent and classic films shown here all week, with offers of special tickets for students from Monday to Friday.

Kino Lab– Want to make an impression in that quiet, artistic, black-clad hottie? At the time of leaving this place, although she will be begging for chips football, beer, and potatoes. Now that is indie.

Kinoplex Femina– Another location of several multiplexes. This is probably not in good shape as the league Villa del Cine. However, the gadgets necessary for you to enjoy the last big money-blowing success are there.

Kinoplex Relax– Articulation is very modern, located right in the center of the city.

Cinema City Bemowo– A stone’s throw from the Torunska Trasa that you will find this massive multiplex. It connects directly to the Carrefour Hypermarket through a “cosmic tunnel.” Be sure to visit the field of bowling and a cafeteria.

Promenada Cinema City– It is located inside at Promenada Mall.

Kinoteka– All that culture in a palace can be exhausting. Step in Kinoteka is the modern facilities. Join the club, and get fat discounts.

Cinema City Sadyba– Another multiplex connected to a monument to trade, this time it is the best shopping Sadyba. You will also find the famous Panasonic IMAX 3D here.

Paradiso– Also a dwarf alternative. But remember that small is beautiful. Besides these are the independent films usually have more originality in a minute than ‘Spiderman vs Anaconda XII’ ever will.

Silver Screen– Galleries, bars, theater rentals, cafes, and, the movies. This place has a lot more than you would expect from the movies. Feeling extra Bling? Get free drinks and more legroom on the screen of platinum.

Iluzjon Filmoteki Narodowej– Slightly smaller joint, specializing in strange pics and cult classics.

Restaurants

Partners ironic if I said that to eat well in Warsaw had to repair to an embassy style Ferrero Rocher, and Hob Nob, with all the diplomats. But gone are the days when the capital was a culinary desert.

Today, new places are springing up like mushrooms in autumn – and the variety of offer has erased the old Eastern bloc sad stereotype. From elegant Italian numbers funky fusion joints, you will not starve in Warsaw!

There are 86 Warsaw restaurants at present.

Warsaw has come a long way and fast, and nowhere more obvious urban vitality in the progressive scene culinary city.

Tourists will be delighted to know that there is no shortage of fast food in Warsaw. The most popular brands are, of course, McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut, but there are few Subway sandwich shops and even a Burger King. The prices charged on most of these restaurants can be expensive by the standards of Poland.

Sakana– Best sushi in Warsaw, so some say. The food floating in small wooden boats, while the interior is lit by small pieces of bamboo and shakes, handmade pottery and adequate staffing kimono.

Dom Polski– Much ink has been spilled about the virtues of Dom Polski, some of them in these pages, but there is no getting around the fact that this is a good restaurant.

Chlopskie Jadlo– Another company in the chain throughout the country, this time with jars of pickles and hamstrings decorates an interior full of charming primitive wooden boxes and rusty saws.

Villa Foksal– Villa Foksal has always had a name for good food and an elegant restaurant and modernize. It is one hottest street in Warsaw. The presentation is impeccable, the cuisine excellent and the menu is an inventive interpretation of the European standard.

Nu Jazz Bistro– Slick interior, modern, with high pillars and cavernous ceilings lend this place of fantastic sound, something you notice when a live act appears.

Restauracja Concept– It is difficult to do justice to restaurant concepts, one restaurant most impressive experiences are in Warsaw. Located in an old bathhouse before the war this place is gained access by a bleak future courtyard, flanked on each side by kebab stands and dives the student.

Restauracja Rozana– A two-floor prewar chichi town full of touches, flowers and cooking utensils. Very nice, but soon learn that attract as a return because of the kitchen, not the inside.

77 Sushi– The number 77 may refer to the number of stops sushi in town – in fact, it says a lot about the city is now easier to find sushi that it is a cabbage.

Oberża Pod Czerwonym Wieprzem– The story here is a good ‘of the UN. In 2006, workers discovered a secret underground restaurant frequented by all communist bad guys never think, Mao, Lenin, Castro, and Brezhnev, to name a few.

Nightlife

Move aside the pretenders! Many cities claim to the best parties in Poland, but only the credentials of the Warsaw nightlife lead to serious analysis.

The most sensible people agree that the prelude to the night clubs good starts in a bar. The opportunity to hear hardcore trance drove by deafening while topless supermodels square heads are not so attractive when sober. Of course, there are many who say it is not so attractive when drunk, in which case the bar takes on added import as the sole focus of the night. But if you are dropping out, just for the sake of oiled up, or because you intend to become part of the furniture, may we recommend you check the bars when in Warsaw.

Obiekt Znaleziony– It is a specific club – restaurant in the underground of the Gallery of Art “Zacheta”, the largest cellar in all Warsaw. During the day Obiekt is a restaurant and a cafeteria. At nightfall, it changes in a club. The last but not the least, the club is a place of music and cultural events: concerts, parties with Dj’s, promotions of books, performances, debates, poetry and music slams. Lots of activities make this club a favorite of many young and creative people with an open mind, wide music and horizons of art. The music is very diversified, under the theme of the night (indie, electro, jazz, blues, etc.). Certainly, everyone can find something special for them there.

Harlem– Harlem is a favorite of hip-hop and amateur dance. Located in the old warehouse, the abandoned industrial (Kolejowa street) is a perfect place for fans of R & B and hip-hop. Not only they can hear the hits, but they can feel the real atmosphere of the ghetto as well. On Saturday, the club is usually full of people with distinctive clothing. The main attraction of this place is given very often, Hip-hop dance shows presented by the best dancers in town. For those who want to shine, there is a rhythm in the feet of the center of the club. During summer the club also offers a large garden. Harlem is really worth seeing.

Saturator and Hydrozagadka– The two clubs are in the district of Prague, close in many other clubs, all in one backyard. In Saturator there are 3 floors, each offers different types of music (mostly: alternative, electro, indietronica, pop, etc). Hydrozagadka (the name comes from the title of the famous Polish comedy, a former criminal) is a place where concerts are often held in Polish or foreign musicians and cultural events.

Cinnamon– The club is in the Metropolitan building in the Old City. It is a favorite place of celebrities in Poland: fashionable, sophisticated and very expensive. First, if you come you have to pass the selection, which is not so easy if you are not pretty and dressed well enough. Cinnamon is the most famous club in Warsaw, however – it is not only in a positive direction. Most young people prefer the most relaxed and cheaper places. Anyway, it is certainly worth seeing the rich insight and feel the atmosphere of fame and success. The Domino Club, funky and house music.

Sheesa– A great place to explore Warsaw, Arab-style evening. Hookahs, belly dancers and much more to offer many oriental adventures.

Patrick’s Irish Pub– a higher place in its class if you want all nightlife is a good old pint of the black stuff.

Shopping

People in Poland love shopping, so it’s no wonder that Warsaw has some of the largest malls in Europe. In Poland, it is even possible to shop on Sunday.

Warsaw has a long way to go before it is considered a mecca of shopping, but, the city now promotes a variety of shops that make the research not only advisable but necessary. Whether it’s a Western-style shopping mall, designer boutiques, dusty shops of the family or antique markets. A day of shopping can result in two deals and treasures.

The best places to buy are the malls that have been built in the last 10 years, usually contain a supermarket, so you will be able to do all you’re shopping in one place. Most often the malls are equipped with movie theaters and even gymnasiums.

Arkadia– Locates in Rondo Radoslawa (Babka) is the largest shopping center in Eastern Europe and by far the largest mall in Warsaw. Over 200 stores can be found here. The greatest advantage compared to other malls in Warsaw, besides size, is the variety of culinary offerings.

Blue City– is a modern shopping center with nearly 200 stores, including 20 food outlets. Medical treatments are part of the offer, such as games and a giant entertainment that is divided according to age (children, youth and a nightclub for adults). In the center of the building is a fountain that allows the water to jump to 26 meters. Next to the fountain, you will see some benches where it is nice to see and relax.

Fort Wola– Seems the only mall in Warsaw that is not almost fully rented. It is only recommended to go there if you live nearby, Wola Park has a lot more to offer is not far away. Currently one finds about 50 stores in the shopping center Including a real supermarket.

Galeria Bemowo– is a little smaller shopping mall with about 80 stores in the northwest of Warsaw. However, you will be able to do much shopping, especially because of the large Carrefour hypermarket. On the side (left side) is a multiplex cinema (Cinema City) and leisure center (Hokus Pokus) with a pool table, bowling, and arcade games.

Galeria Mokotow– is a particularly nice mall in the south of Warsaw, in one part of town called Mokotow. It opened in 2000 and remains one of the most popular. With over 200 stores spread throughout the 60,000 square meters, there is much to see, to eat (30 food outlets) and to shop. In addition, the complex has a large cinema, a gym, a bowling alley with arcade games and a place where children can play.

Klif– was one of the first shopping centers in Warsaw, it was inaugurated in 1999. However, in the meantime, the center was renovated and due to its familiar atmosphere will still manage to attract enough visitors in spite of Arkadia is just 1 km away. Its greatest advantage is the short walk from the parking to the shops, for people who just buy something quick.

Centrum Handlowe– is managed by the German Metro Group, and has another 8 elsewhere in Poland. This mall is on the outskirts of Warsaw in Marki and includes 60 shops, including major brands of Metro.

Promenada– is the most western Europe as a commercial center in Warsaw. It houses more than 200 stores. While most of the other malls are rather reminiscent of typical American shopping as it would be expected in Paris or another city of Europe. Promenade was the first shopping center to open in Warsaw. Opened in 1996 and expanded in 1999(which now includes a 13 movie screen). No other shopping center has more points from the fashion designer than Promenada. The supermarket (Alma) is more of a delicatessen giant supermarket, you will find lots of products here that are not available anywhere else in Warsaw.

Zlote Tarasy– is the newest shopping center in Warsaw. Located in the city center nears the central station. Check out the beautifully designed roof of the mall opened in 2007. With 200 shops and a sufficient chance of finding food and consumption opportunities. You can have a good time at Poland’s Hard Rock Cafe or the building of cinemas, if you like sports, there is also a gym in the complex.

Music

For the tourists who loves music, there is so much been to enjoy in Warsaw by listening to musics, live music, classical, modern, jazz, etc. It had been able to gather some information about different kinds of music for you to visit some places that offer in the clubs, and most of all check out some places, that offers live music for free.

Top 10 Live Music in Warsaw

Giovanni
Elegancki Bolek

Irish Pub

New Deep Club

Space Club Warsaw

Hydrozagadka

Tygmont

Restauracja Polska Rozana

Jazz Cafe Helikon

Imielin Cultural Center

Live Jazz in Jazz Bistro– Tuesday to Friday Jazz Bistro/restaurant offers a free live music atmosphere with a combination of good food and a cold tip of jazz music.

Bojangles Bar & Lounge Live Music– Let’s have a piece of live music from Monday to Friday with the best pianist Konstantin Ivlev playing a program that ranges from the ’50s to current pop. There are also hints of classical, soul, swing and even Latin, something so absolutely everyone.

Filharmonia Narodowa (National Philharmonic)– The Filharmonia Narodowa hosts an excellent concert season with the visit of world-renowned artists and orchestras and Polish composers. Popular concerts of classical music for children to run for years by Jadwiga Mackiewicz, who herself is almost a national institution.

Studio Koncertowe Polskiego Radia (Polish Radio Concert Studio)– Polish Radio Concert Studio, open since 1992, has excellent acoustics and popular programs, most classic and modern classic (and sometimes jazz).

Towarzystwo (Fryderyka Chopina)– Chopin in Warsaw, Frederic Chopin and chamber recitals organize concerts in the Palace Ostrogski (Ostrogski Palace).

Underground Music Cafe– A swarm of students and backpackers pour into this club in the basement for its cheap beer, the dark lighting, and music selection that varies from between the ’70s and 80’s to the house, R & B and hip-hop.

Plan B- This small bar squeezed and stretched into attic overlooking Saviour Square Borders on dingy, but the mix of students and young office workers do not seem to mind. Find some couch space and try to relax to smooth beats from regular DJ’s.

Klubokawiarnia- Under the constant gaze of the common icons, dance all night to music with a cool party crowd in the club’s basement. Costume Regular events are held to give life to a night that already funky night.

M25– M25 “In Electronica We Trust” is the motto of the M25 and M25 we trust. This cavernous place has one of the best sound systems in town and has the lead in the dance and cultural events in Warsaw.

Harlem– This store has become one of the most popular clubs in town. DJ’s pump hip-hop, R & B and gangsta rap to a crowd dressed in a straight line of blinked MTV video.

Sports

Tourists in Warsaw are in the mood for a little adventure will not have to look far. The city is full of things to do for actively. Fishing is one of the most popular activities for locals and visitors can enjoy it with them throughout the year. Rivers in summer and lakes in the winter for ice fishing.

Another popular activity among visitors asset is horseback riding. Very popular among the Poles who love horses. On the outskirts of Warsaw, there are several riding stables where horses can be hired either per hour or classes.

Larger groups, however, could find a better and safer to book these events in advance to ensure availability. For paintball, quads, an interior shot, indoor or outdoor karting, Hummer limousine transfers, driving tanks and more adrenaline-filled day and night activities.

No need to leave town and head for the hills to enjoy winter sports. You can burn calories by skating, playing hockey, skiing, snowboarding, and Nordic Walking. And there is no shortage of places in the capital to practice winter sports.

If it’s skating that gives your motor running, then you will be happy to know that Warsaw has six the rinks indoor skate and 12 outdoor skating rinks of the city. Some are in primary school, so admission is free.

Football– If you are in Warsaw you may be interested in attending one of the football matches played in the equation by one team in Warsaw, playing in Polish Premier League – Legia Warsaw.

Bowling– If you are in Warsaw and the pins get lost or you would like to feel like ‘Big Lebowsky’ go for it and improve your mood in the bowling center in Hula Kula, right down to the new location of the library of the Warsaw University at 56 Dobra Street.

Tennis– Tie Break is a Tennis school established in 1991. There are three tennis facilities in Warsaw, all in very good condition. At ul. Koncertowa 8a, ul. Stoklosy 2a and ul. Rosola 19.

Biking– Cycling in Warsaw is becoming easier and safer in most years. Although the network of cycle lanes is not as extensive as in Germany, Holland or some other bike-friendly countries but is gradually improving.

Basketball– If this is the season and you enjoy the fun game of basketball, make sure you visit Poland Warsaw basketball team for the upcoming games. They have the games in Bielany’s Physical Education Academy (AWF) or Torwar venue. A lot of fun and many yells for good team players.

Rollerskating– Roller skating is becoming more popular in Poland and Warsaw. A great place for skaters is in Mokotowskie Polo Park. It is very near the city of Warsaw.

Swimming– If you would like to swim (In-door Olympic size pool) or enjoy taking advantage of the many attractions of this most beautiful water park in Warsaw go to Wodny Park (only water park) in Warszawianka Sports Complex at 4 Merliniego Street. You can also play squash there.

Fitness

A health club is similar to a gym or exercise center where the purpose is physical exercise. Gyms and clubs usually have free weights and fitness machines that can be used by members. Often there are more options and resources such as pools, tennis balls, boxing, yoga, massage, and other activities in the gym, rather than a typical gym.

Gyms usually employ personal trainers, fitness coaches or nutrition experts and offer a service to health services and body care services. Most gyms offer basic programs for weight loss, cardio training, bodybuilding, and body toning. Many fitness centers also include programs for sports and provide training in martial arts, kickboxing, yoga, aerobics or Pilates.

The gyms are usually membership based on monthly fees. There are several major gym chains that offer very large facilities for fitness and offers a variety of members, with the option of having personal training or enroll in specialized fitness classes.

It depends on the gym. Some common classes are Pilates, yoga, spin cycling, Thai-Bo kickboxing, aerobics, high-level classes, Boot Camp classes, cycling, Everlast Shadow Box, mind/body, upper classes, strength training, and swimming lessons and water polo.

Biorelax– It caters to women. Fully equipped gym, Pilates and yoga classes, TBC, sauna, and massage.

Holmes Place– In 3,800 m2 this is the largest Warsaw fitness center, and includes a 25-meter pool, a café, and the latest high technology equipment.

Klub Forest– Fat burning, ABT, steps, and yoga.

Leisure Club– Luxury fitness and swimming facilities in the Bristol Hotel.

Pure Health and Fitness– Located in Zlote Tarasy, third floor, with facilities including gym, jacuzzi, sauna, and solarium.

Studio Calypso– Gym, beauty salon, hairdresser and sauna.

Gold’s Gym– Located in Stanislawa Kotski Potockiego Street. It offers examples of fitness facilities in all gyms with an excellent selection of free weights, classes, and the latest cardiovascular equipment.

Gymnasium– It is the largest of Warsaw’s Fitness Club. Located at Pulawska Street.

World-Class Gym– Marriot Hotel in Warsaw. Recommended by a local sports enthusiast. Located at Aleje Jerozolimskie 65.

Radisson Blu Centrum Hotel– has a recreation center that stretches over 800 square meters. This gym has a pool, sauna, and two exercise rooms, along with a spinning room and aerobics training. Guests can enjoy beauty treatments and a steam bath. The recreation center is managed by First Class Fitness.

Riverview Wellness Center– is a place of excellence, with spectacular views of Warsaw from the floor 43 and 44 of the InterContinental Warszawa. This remarkable location is extremely inspiring and relaxing. More than 1000 square meters are the Technogym fitness equipment of the last generation and wellness facilities supreme.

Warsaw for Kids

Warsaw is a city-friendly to children? Naturally! Not only enjoyable but also interesting. You can find many attractions and historical sites, museums which do not bore you, and plenty of fresh air attractions. One only has to know what you are looking for.

The city has several parks but beware of Lazienki Park since it is prohibited bicycling or lying on the grass. Mokotowskie Polo is the most sports-oriented park with many activities for children. Skaryszewski Park on the other side of the river is wild and you can find people having a picnic or playing frisbee. There is also a lake where you can rent kayaks.

There are also many places to rent bicycles. The new trend is to put coffee in bike shops and often there are activities for children. Check out, Lowery.

Each neighborhood has a center for children and a house of culture, both have many activities for children. On Sunday there Zacheta gallery art classes for children. Bajlandia is a very interesting place full of interactive toys and climbing equipment for very young children.

PLAYGROUNDS

• Garden Jordan – Mokotów, near the crossroads of Odyniec Street and Independence Avenue

• Park.Stefan Żeromski – Zoliborz, near Wilson Square

 Ujazdowski Park – Downtown, near Ujazdowskie Avenue

• Royal Baths – Downtown, 1 Agricola St.

• Morskie Oko Park – Mokotów, Puławska Street

• Krasinski Park – Downtown, Krasinski Square

• Mirowski Park – Downtown, John Paul II Avenue (at the back of Hall Mirowska)

• Szczubełka Park – Mokotów, near the crossroads of Powsińska and Morszyńska Streets

• Szczęśliwicki Park – Ochota, entrance from Usypiskowa Street

• Kępa Potocka – Zoliborz Coast Gdynia Street (near the Olympic Center (Olympic Center))

• Wojciechowski Street – Ursus

• Park “AK District Prague” – Prague South., Near the crossroads of Grochowska and Podskarbińska Streets

• Stanislas near Boulevard – Prague South., Skaryszewski Park

• Fort Bema – Bemowo, Defenders of Tobruk Streets

ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

The capital offers many opportunities to spend time here more actively. There are several pools and water parks open all year and there are more options outside during the summer. We also suggest riding, skating rinks, go-kart tracks and many other forms of entertainment.Aqua Parks at Wodny Park, Park Wodny Prawy Brzeg, Wodnik
Skating Rinks at Skating Rink Promenada in Promenada shopping mall, Arena in front of the Palace of Culture and Science
Horse Riding

WARSAW LEGENDS

Basilisk– A legend says that in the basements of the buildings along one side of Dekert at the corner of Krzywe Kolo, a basilisk lives. Guarding the treasure once stored there, and every man who tried to reach them was killed by the basilisk gaze that turns men to stone.

Golden Duck– Once, long ago a princess who had become a golden duck lived in the basement of the castle Ostrogski. People said that anyone found her would be rich beyond their wildest dreams.

Stone Bear– According to the romantic legend of the bear stone in front of the Basilica of Our Lady of Grace of the Patroness of Warsaw (Jesuit monastery) is indeed charming, a timid prince is waiting for the only woman whose love can bring back to his adulthood.

Warsaw Mermaid– According to legend, a mermaid swimming in the sea stopped at the riverbank nears the old town to rest. She found the place so wonderful that she decided to stay.

Wars and Sawa- There are a couple of legends about wars and Sawa, which arose because, in truth, nobody knows where the name of the capital comes from. Only two things are certain: Wars and Sawa used to live next to the Vistula River, beautiful, and the beginning of the city is connected with the hospitality and kind-hearted local residents.

Warsaw for Free

While visiting this Polish city, you will find lots of great things to do that won’t cost a thing.

Warsaw offers a superlative vacation experience to the thousands of tourists who flock to its doors. Visit some of the gems that the city has to offer that do not burn a hole in your pocket.

Warsaw, Poland’s capital and largest city, is divided into several different districts, including Sródmiescie, Wola, Prague and more. Many of the gems of these cities were destroyed during the Second World War, but many have been restored. You can see some of the best examples of these in Stare Miasto, the old city. Not just a city of museums and churches.

Warsaw also has a lively nightlife with a wide selection of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.

A city that full of opportunities to develop- It is not the vibrant and cultural city in Europe yet there is something mysterious in Warsaw. Old Town is just beautiful. It was amazing. Do not agree to go with the random taxi drivers at the airport. They overcharge foreigners.

Warsaw is a big city and Oki Doki is an ideal base for a trip. The main city center is easily explored on foot and further transport is cheap and easy. There is much to do here from brilliant museums like the Museum of the Nation and the Uprising Museum, art galleries such as Zacheta.

Eating out can be fun and not too expensive. Pirogi is necessary but I would advise you to be adventurous like the Polish cuisine which is very delightful.

In Warsaw, It made you have a lot of friends and be sure to be in contact with travelers to the locals. The locals are very friendly and helpful, even the elderly who cannot understand English.

Shopping in Warsaw is great if you like designer clothes or trinkets to take home. A total of Warsaw is a big city, a real contrast of new and old. It is a lively place of culture and life and certainly one of your favorite places. I am sure you will be coming back here.

Do not miss the old town – which is very cozy, and definitely do not miss Królewskie Lazienki Park – which is spectacular with all the squirrels running around.

A country regardless of its heritage is defined by its people. The Poles are among the nicest and finest people.

Sandy

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