Cultural, Sports & Tourist Activities

According to tourists, the Old Town is the loveliest place in Warsaw. It has been placed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites as an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century. The capital city of Poland offers its visitors not only beautiful historic residences, like the Wilanów Palace or the Royal Łazienki, but also modern museums packed with multimedia displays. You can satisfy your scientific curiosity at the Copernicus Science Centre, experience history in an extraordinary way at the Warsaw Rising Museum and Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, or visit the Chopin Museum, which holds the largest collection of Chopin memorabilia in the world. 21% of the city’s area is taken up by green spaces. Some of the capital’s most beautiful parks: Saski Park, Ujazdowski Park, the Royal Łazienki Park, the UW Botanic Garden and the UW Library roof garden are located in the vicinity of the city centre.

Cultural institutions and sports facilities in Warsaw

  • 70 museums
  • 40 art galleries
  • 25 cinemas
  • 40 theatres and music institutions
  • 200 libraries
  • 2000 monuments
  • 80 parks
  • 450 kilometres of cycle paths
  • 250 sports clubs
  • 6 city beaches along the Vistula river

Recommended links, guidebooks, brochures

Calendar of major cultural and sports events in Warsaw


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