Explore Warsaw, come rain or shine…

No matter the weather is nice or it rains, Warsaw will enchant you with its fascinating history, unique monuments and museums and delicious cuisine. It’s a green, modern city perfect for a trip with the family, a special friend or by yourself, just for the weekend or even longer. Find out what to do in Warsaw when…

…the weather is nice
On a sunny summer day, go for picnic in one of Warsaw’s parks, take a walk or go on a bike ride along the Vistula Boulevards or Krakowskie Przedmieście, relax on the largest city beach in Europe, or take part in a free Chopin concert in Łazienki Królewskie.
Bulwary wiślane, fot. m.st. Warszawa
The Vistula Boulevards are the perfect place to relax. You can walk, skate or ride a Veturilo city bike there. In a bar or restaurant under the open sky, drink coffee, enjoy Polish specialties or listen to a concert. There are also viewing points from which you can see boats, barges and water trams sailing down the river. There’s no way you’ll be bored!
Krakowskie Przedmieście, fot. m.st. Warszawa
Take a walk along Krakowskie Przedmieście with all its old world charm. In spring and summer it changes into an elegant promenade. Don’t forget to look at the historical Main Campus of Warsaw University – the largest university in Poland, where you will find the former royal residence Kazimierzowski Palace.
Plaża Praska, fot. m.st. Warszawa
Warsaw’s beaches are some of the best in Europe: on the Poniatówka you can play beach volleyball, and at Czerniakowski Port you can relax with friends or go on a kayak cruise.
Pomnik Fryderyka Chopina w Łazienkach Królewskich, fot. Filip Kwiatkowski
Fryderyk Chopin is a piano virtuoso and Varsovian of international fame. Numerous festivals and cultural events in Warsaw testify to the composer’s timeless popularity. If you are in the capital in the summer, go to one of the free Chopin concerts held at his monument in the Royal Łazienki Park every Sunday from May to September. More…
…it’s raining
When heavy clouds hang in the sky, visit Warsaw’s museums, go shopping or discover warming local delicacies that go down especially well on cooler days. In the evening, go to one of the daily Chopin concerts or warm up with a cup of hot chocolate at the E. Wedel cafe.
Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich Polin, fot. m.st. Warszawa
In the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, you can walk through the streets of a Jewish town and stand under the impressive vault of a synagogue reconstructed with traditional techniques from the 17th and 18th centuries. At the National Museum, you will see the monumental ‘Battle of Grunwald’, the priceless image of Saint Anna in the Faras Gallery and a large collection of 20th-century painting. In the multimedia Fryderyk Chopin Museum, see the last piano and manuscripts of the outstanding Polish composer.
Koncert "Time for Chopin", fot. Filip Kwiatkowski
You can listen to Chopin’s music at the ‘Time for Chopin’ daily recitals, which take place in the ZPAF Old Gallery next to the Royal Castle. From the windows of the small concert hall you can admire the Vistula River and the garden on the embankment.
Złote Tarasy, fot. m.st. Warszawa
Do you like shopping? Warsaw’s many shopping centres, exclusive department stores and designer boutiques offer global brands as well as the best products ‘Made in Poland’. More…
Żurek, fot. Anna Włodarczyk
Discover the flavours of Warsaw’s cuisine by trying dumplings, sour rye soup, tripe soup and the famous pierogi. You can easily get them in Polish restaurants and wallet-friendly milk bars. More…
Hala Koszyki, fot. Warszawska Organizacja Turystyczna

Go to Hala Koszyki, the restored market space which offers dozens of bars and restaurants with Polish, Mexican, Thai, Indian and fusion cuisine. Also go to the Koneser Centre in Praga or the Powiśle Power Plant – post-industrial spaces with elegant restaurants and stylish drink bars that every foodie should know.

Zygmuntówka, fot. Ewelina Majdak
Discover the taste of traditional local pastries: wuzetka and zygmuntówka cakes as well as plump donuts with rose jam filling you can try at Zagoździński and Blikle, both pastry shops with years of tradition. For a cup of warm chocolate, go to the cosy E. Wedel cafe at Szpitalna Street. More…
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Zamek Królewski w Warszawie, fot. m.st. Warszawa
Plac Zbawiciela, fot. Warszawska Organizacja Turystyczna
Bulwary wiślane, fot. Filip Kwiatkowski
Festiwal food trucków, fot. Warszawska Organizacja Turystyczna