Flights to Warsaw
Warsaw – Europe’s greenest capital arrayed in bright colours
The capital and largest city in Poland, seated on the banks of the lovely Wisla, is one of the greenest urban centres in Europe. A characteristically warm Polish atmosphere emanates from the entire city and its extraordinarily friendly and helpful locals. With a long history behind it, Warsaw is a culture-filled city, and it can be both a spirited garden of sensory delights and peaceful rhythms. Visit the famous National Opera, over 50 museums, enjoy time out in cafes, admire the grand architecture and head out to sample the nightlife – Warsaw offers discoveries and activities for everyone.
Kids & families
The Warsaw Zoo and Copernicus Science Centre
Warsaw has something to discover for the whole family. We recommend starting the day in the beautifully restored old town, taste the local baked goods from bakeries, stroll through the parks, visit the famous Warsaw Zoo with its over 5,000 animals and 500 different species, or perhaps the Copernicus Science Centre, where we advise spending at least a few hours.
Bring some nuts with you to feed the squirrels from your hand – it’s a great experience and it’s officially allowed at the zoo, too.
Culture and architecture
Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art is just few minutes from the train station on foot and is highly regarded for its collections and exhibits of works by both local and international artists.
Polish National Opera (Teatr Wielki)
If you’re planning to visit the Polish National Opera, we recommend making a booking before you leave as with its high artistic calibre and recognized artistic level, the performances tend to be sold out long in advance.
Arrive at the theatre 20-30 minutes before the performance so you have time to see the architecture of the building – a sight in its own right.
Warsaw Rising Museum
Discover the multifaceted history and hear the story of the Warsaw uprising. One of the most interesting museums in all of Warsaw is devoted to the Nazi and Soviet occupations and later uprising. The most popular attraction here is the Liberator bomber used to supply the insurgents.
Food, drink and nightlife
Restaurants and cafes
Warsaw is a capital for all tastes. Discover the Polish national cuisine at Restauracija Polka or enjoy real pierogi at Fret Á Porte and sublime Mediterranean flavours at Dwie Trecie or vegan foods at Mango. Walk down Polkas and Poznańska streets or pop into cafes and restaurants in the lovely Old Town.
Palace of Culture and Science
Warsaw’s city centre is home to any bars and cafes, where locals like to meet in the afternoon for a beer right after work. The best spots are away from the Old Town. Some of the most popular bars for locals are right around the Palace of Culture and Science. The 42-storey building is the highest in Warsaw and a sight worth seeking out, just for the view or for entertainment, as the complex houses a cinema, library, museum, theatre, swimming pool, concert halls and a club.
Warsaw 360˚ - buy a ticket online and beat the long queues to the top with its unbelievable view of the city.
Warsaw has many shopping centres that are easy to locate either on foot or while driving. It’s the shopping centres that are famous for their wide selection and anyone can find a gift that they can afford. The shopping centres offer both popular staple goods, exclusive works by local designers and artists and international brand names.
Zlote Tarasy – the golden stairs
Zlote Tarasy, located next to the railway station in the city centre, is Warsaw’s biggest mall, with over 200 shops and restaurants ready to pamper your senses from Polish national foods to flavours and cuisines of the world.
Those who want to shop till they drop have not only the big city centre malls like Arkadia, Hala Koszyk and Galeria Mokotów – the cherry on the cake is Factory Ursus, which provides up to 70% off big brand names.
Kolo flea market
Warsaw’s best-known market, Kolo flea market, is right in the city centre of Warsaw and is open every weekend. It’s this flea market that is one of the most popular markets in all of Europe among bloggers, tourists and locals.
The Metro, serving nearly the entire city, is a convenient transport option. And if you should have some time to kill somewhere along your journey, we recommend taking the Metro a few stops and discovering some interesting new park or building that may not be in your travel guide and which would otherwise be overlooked.
The same public transport ticket gives you access to Metro, trams and buses. We recommend choosing your ticket based on your own travel itinerary because there’s a selection of different zones and rates.
As befits a green capital, bicycles are getting more popular as a mode of transport. They can be rented easily for a few hours at a time.
Did you know...
- Roman Polanski’s film The Pianist, which won three Oscars, was shot in the Praga district, on Mala Street
- Eating out in Warsaw will cost you a third less than in Tallinn
- Nordica flies to Warsaw three times a day and the direct flight from Tallinn to Warsaw takes 1 hour and 40 minutes
HEAD TO THE POLISH NATIONAL OPERA FOR A TASTE OF REAL CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
Tallinn (TLL) - Warsaw (WAW)