Whether you’re living in Warsaw or just visiting, you have to admit that this city is one of the most underrated European cities ever. Warsaw’s best known for diverse architecture, plenty of things to do, and a painful history you should definitely learn about if you ever visit this city. Lonely Planet calls it the story of rebirth - and once you explore this city you’ll definitely learn why.

Here are the 5 things to do when you’re in Warsaw!

1. Museums

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews represents a 1000-year long narrative of the history of Polish Jews. The eye-opening museum also focuses on events that tackle stereotypes, xenophobia and nationalistic prejudices. If you’re looking for a museum that will teach you about the painful Jewish history while promoting openness and mutual understanding, POLIN is the place to be.

Address: Anielewicza 6, 00-157 Warszawa, Poland

Warsaw also offers plenty of opportunities to learn about science. The centre is fairly young - it opened its doors in 2010, but the idea behind it dates back to the 90s. The museum offers a hands-on approach to discovering science - it even has an awesome planetarium!

Address: Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20, 00-390 Warszawa, Poland

  • Warsaw Uprising Museum

If you’re interested to see how Poland fought against the German occupation and ultimately failed, this is the museum for you. The building features an exceptional amount of historical material that includes interactive storytelling that will definitely touch your heart.

Address: Grzybowska 79, 00-844 Warszawa, Poland

  • Horror House - Interactive Fear Museum

Make sure to book this one in advance as it gets pretty busy! Face your phobias while also learning about what it’s like to experience the pre-war cellar all while being armed with just a single torch.

Address: Waski Dunaj 12/18 | Piwnica, Warsaw 00-256, Poland

2. Markets

If you’re into bio and organic food, this is the place to be. This is an old farmer’s market and although it might look small for some, you can pretty much find all kinds of delicious bio products.

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Address: Wołoska 3, 02-675 Warszawa, Poland

  • Giełda Staroci na Kole

Another must-visit is the Giełda Staroci na Kole flea market. As most vintage markets, the best day to visit is on a Sunday where you can find most of the stalls open and ready for business. You can find just about anything, from furniture to some of the items you’d only find in your grandma’s house.

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Address: ul. Wolska, Warsaw, Poland

3. Insta those rooftop views

  • Old Town Observation Terrace

This view isn’t for the faint-hearted. You have to climb 150 stairs but it all becomes worth it when you face one of the most incredible views of this city.

Address: ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 68 | Belltower of St. Anne’s Church

While Panorama Sky Bar also guarantees a fun night out, it also offers some of the best views over the city. Grab a cocktail, bring your camera, and enjoy the incredible scenery.

Address: Warsaw Marriott Hotel Aleje Jerozolimskie 65/79

But if your Insta is all about nature in the city, The Library’s Rooftop Garden is where you need to be. These gardens are absolutely huge, but they offer some of the most amazing views over the Old Town and river.

Address: Ul. Dobra 56/66, Warsaw 00-312, Poland

Perfect for those in need of a fancy night, followed by amazing rooftop views. Seriously, this one is a must-snap.

Address: Poland, Aleje Jerozolimskie 123A, Warszawa, Poland

4. Explore Polish cuisine

  • Breakfast Market

The Polish might not be big when it comes to breakfast, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find breakfast markets in Warsaw. Visit this one on a Saturday and indulge in a variety of foods and bring your friends - the more, the merrier.

Address: aleja Wojska Polskiego 1, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland

If you’re looking for homemade Polish food, Stary Dom is the place to be. The name translates to ‘an old home’ and it offers some of the most typical Polish dishes such as Tatar, Pierogi, and more.

Address: Puławska 104/106, 02-620 Warszawa, Poland

Here’s another restaurant you have to add on your visit list - if your wallet can afford it. The prices might be high, but so is the quality and the love for traditional Polish cuisine.

Address: Ulica Francuska 11, Warszawa 03-906, Polska

5. Have a wild night out

  • Level 27 Bar & Club

We’re mentioning this one again because the 27th floor views are just stunning, but so are the cocktails and the entire venue. If you’re willing to splash out some money for a night out, this is the perfect place where you should do it

Address: Poland, Aleje Jerozolimskie 123A, Warszawa, Poland

Known as the best cocktail bar in Warsaw’s Old Town, Klar offers some of the most exquisite cocktails you have ever seen. A must try for those who are picky cocktail drinkers. On top of that, they house more than 50 infused vodkas!

Address: Krakowskie Przedmieście 41, 00-070 Warszawa, Poland

But if you’re looking for more than just sophisticated cocktailing, you should check out Club Mirage and have a blast while dancing your night away. It’s one of the most popular clubs out there and it always guarantees a good night out.

Address: plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Poland

What are your favourite things to do in Warsaw? Let us know in the comments!

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