The Poles know how to party. We show you where the nightlife, best shopping and picturesque parks are in the;
Top 10 Best Sights Warsaw Metro Map
1. Nightlife Warsaw Centum
Fruity cocktails with Vodka are popular in Poland. Have a drink with the locals at Level 27 Bar & Club in Filtry opposite the Warszawa Ochota Metro. The club is on the 27th floor with magical sunset views and the bartenders are known to entertain by dancing on the bar. The party continues till sunrise.
Also in Warsaw central, is 22 Cocktail Bar Max & Dom Whisky. They have the perfect cocktail just for you, (made by the barmen to your preference) with fruity combinations at a good price. The bar is close to the Hoża 04 tram stop.
2. Explore Old Town
If you like narrow streets and tiny cafés, then Old Town is for you. This area is the heart of old Warsaw and on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. However, the buildings are not as old as they appear; Old Town was completely reconstructed after being levelled by the Nazis.
The market square is especially photogenic, with colourful buildings re-built to look as they did in the 17th century. Old Town is 12-minute walk east of Ratusz-Arsenal Metro, or you can transfer to a tram at the metro.
3. Selfie Palace of Culture and Science
The Palace is Poland’s tallest building with 42 floors and is 237 metres (778 ft) tall. The terrace on the 30th floor is popular with tourists and the perfect place for a selfie while you enjoy the panorama of the city. It cost 20 PLN per person and closes 20:00 weekdays and 22:30 on weekends.
The building also offers; a multiplex cinema, four theaters, two museums, a large swimming pool and the Congress Hall auditorium. The Palace is in the commercial heart of the city next to Warszawa Śródmieście station on the airport line. And Centrum Metro on the M1 line.
4. Shopping Arkadia Mall
If the weather in Warsaw is blustery, then Arkadia’s 287,000 sq m (3,100,000 sq ft) of retail all under one roof, is the place to be. And since it gets over 20 million visitors per year, it would seem a popular place to escape the winter chill.
It is, according to their website, Poland’s largest mall with 230 shops, 25 restaurants and cinemas. Among the international brands are GUESS, Levi’s, H&M, and Zara. It is open till 22:00 daily, except on Sundays when it closes at 21:00. Take the M1 line north to Dworzec Gdański station, from where you take a 12-minute walk west to Arkadia.
5. Dining Nowy Świat Street
Nowy Świat (New World) Street is one of the historic main roads in Warsaw that runs from the Royal Castle south to the royal residence at Wilanów. It has several cafés and restaurants to sit and relax after a good stoll.
De Javu Nowotarskie Lody Tradycyjne restaurant is open daily from 08:00. They are popular for their traditional ice-cream that will ‘satisfy your childish whims’ (maybe something is lost in translation). But they have great cappuccino, cakes, tarts, baguettes and salads too.
Restauracja Absynt serves typically Polish and Central European cuisine in an artistic environment. Friendly staff and a delicious food. Remember to try their soup. Open daily from 12:00 midday.
6. LGBT Warsaw Centrum
The best gay clubs and bars are in Warsaw Centre. Blok Bar is opposite the Warszawa Śródmieście Metro and opens at 18:00. This gay bar is on the 6th floor with no stairs (So, unpopular with bears I’m assuming). But the good cocktails, views and friendly staff are worth the climb.
TORO is a 10-minute walk away from Blok Bar. It has a club with two dance floors that attracts a big gay dance crowd at weekends. While TORO pub next door is open daily from 20:00 for a more relaxed evening. Situated at the corner of Skorupki and Marszalkowska streets opposite the Hoża 04 tram stop.
7. Relaxing Łazienki Park
Rated by Tripadvisor’s users as Warsaw’s top tourist attraction, Łazienki Park is indeed a magnificent garden. The park was built by King Poniatowski during the eighteenth century and features the neoclassical Palace on the Water surrounded by canals and ponds. It is the largest park in Warsaw occupying 76 hectares south of the city centre.
Łazienki is home to squirrels and peacocks who share their habitat as a venue for music and the arts. The park is open daily from 06:00 to 19:00 (remember to pack nuts for the squirrels). The entrance at the Chopin Monument is a 14-minute walk south-east from the Politechnika Metro Station.
8. Exercise Kabaty Woods Ursynów
A well-developed network of bike trails can be found in Ursynów and the Kabaty Woods Nature Reserve. The Kabaty Woods lie on flat ground for easy riding except for some hills in the eastern part. Kabaty Metro south of Ursynów is the last stop on the M2 metro line.
If you want to enjoy river views while you cycle, then the most popular route is on the left bank of the Vistula, from Młociny to Powsin. The Vistula can be easily crossed on a bike across Świętokrzyski bridge.
9. Hotels on the M1 metro line
10. Travelling Warsaw Metro
When arriving at Warsaw Chopin Airport, make your way to the airport railway station; Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina. The Sulejówek Miłosna 01 train takes 23 minutes before stopping in the city centre at Warszawa Śródmieście station.
From here you can transfer to the Warsaw Metro that consists of 2 lines and has a system length of 29 kms (18 mi). The M1 line is the longest of the two. Choose an AirBnB or hotel next to one of the 20 M1 stations to explore Warsaw by transit. You can transfer to the M2 line at Świętokrzyska station.