Warsaw Landmarks Walking Tour, Warsaw

Warsaw is home to various unique landmarks, including a 19th-century fortress, old Fort Legionów, striking Pałac Sapiehów, remarkable Barbican, fourteenth-century City Walls, Old Town Square, outstanding Royal Castle, and the famous King Sigismund's Column. Check out all of Warsaw’s prominent landmarks in the next walking tour!
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Warsaw Landmarks Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Warsaw Landmarks Walking Tour
Guide Location: Poland » Warsaw (See other walking tours in Warsaw)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Author: leticia
Warsaw Citadel

1) Warsaw Citadel

The Warsaw Citadel was constructed after the November Uprising of 1830 under the express order of Tsar Nicholas I. This uprising gave control of the city to the imperial Russians. Until the 1930s, Warsaw Citadel served as a prison.

Major General Ivan Dehn was the chief architect who oversaw the construction of this citadel. Congress Poland’s de facto Viceroy Field Marshal Ivan Paskevich laid the cornerstone for this building.

Warsaw Citadel enclosed by high walls is spread over 36...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Fort Legionów‎

2) Fort Legionów‎

Legion Fort (Fort Legionow) is situated in the Park R. Traugutt, in Warsaw’s New Town. This fort was built between 1851 and 1853, as part of the Warsaw fortress on the Southern outskirts of the Warsaw Citadel. Originally, it represented a fort in the form of a three-story artillery tower, which was surrounded by a fortification ditch with three...   view more
Pałac Sapiehów

3) Pałac Sapiehów

Palac Sapiehow is a palace in Warsaw constructed between 1731 and 1746. This palace was built for Chancellor Jan Fryderyk and was designed in the Baroque style by Jan Zygmunt Deybel, the royal architect.

Originally Palac Sapiehow had two annexes. The courtyard opened out through a gate onto the street. At the back of the palace, there was a garden. The building was replete with rich rococo decorations.

Kingdom of Poland bought this palace in the year 1817 and reconstructed it to be used...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski)

4) Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski) (must see)

Barbican is a part of the fortification around Warsaw constructed by Venetian Giovanni Battista in the year 1548. This was a defensive city wall around the old town of Warsaw. At the Barbican, you will find special train running between the outer and inner lines. A popular monument to the Little Insurgent can be found in the wall’s outer circle. The Little Insurgent is a boy wearing a large helmet and carrying a machine gun. This monument commemorates the young boys who heroically fought at...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
City Walls (Miejskie Mury Obronne)

5) City Walls (Miejskie Mury Obronne)

Warsaw’s city walls, known as Miejskie Mury Obronne, are a fourteenth-century double circle of protective city walls. This city landmark is fortified by several towers, including Krakowska (Cracow) Gate on the south and Nowomiejska on the north. Look closely at these brick walls and imagine how Old Town borders were defined and...   view more
Old Town Market Place (Rynek Starego Miasta)

6) Old Town Market Place (Rynek Starego Miasta) (must see)

Old Town Market Place is one of the oldest parts of Warsaw which was blown to pieces by the Germans following the Warsaw Uprising. This town market place was reconstructed to what it was before after the war ended.

Visit the Old Town Market Place on your trip to Warsaw. This charming area is the very essence of the city. It came into existence in the 13th century when the city of Warsaw was founded.

The marketplace used to feature a Town Hall where merchants and guilds representatives...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Royal Castle

7) Royal Castle (must see)

The Royal Castle in Warsaw is a royal palace and was the official residence of the Polish monarchs. It is located in the Plac Zamkowy in Warsaw, at the entrance to the Old Town. The personal offices of the king and the administrative offices of the Royal Court of Poland were located there, from the 16th century until the Partitions of Poland. In its long history, the Royal Castle was repeatedly damaged and plundered by Swedish, Brandenburgian, German, and Russian armies. In the 19th century,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
King Sigismund's Column (Zygmunt's Column)

8) King Sigismund's Column (Zygmunt's Column)

If you have been to Warsaw ever, you would certainly have visited the famous landmark King Sigismund’s Column. This is an ancient secular monument, the oldest in Northern Europe.

King Sigismund’s Column is located in Warsaw’s Castle Square. Built in the year 1644, this statue and column commemorates King Sigismund III Vasa. He was the King who moved Poland’s capital to Warsaw from Krakow in 1596.

You can find a sculpture of this king on the Corinthian column. This sculpture is...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Warsaw, Poland

Create Your Own Walk in Warsaw

Create Your Own Walk in Warsaw

Creating your own self-guided walk in Warsaw is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Warsaw Prominent Sightseeing Tour

Warsaw Prominent Sightseeing Tour

Warsaw is a city with a long history, a large number of monuments, and various landmarks. Walk through Warsaw’s historic streets and you will find a range of exceptional memorials, monuments, statues, and sculptures. Take the following walking tour to see the most prominent monuments of this most historic city!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Warsaw without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Warsaw, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Museums and Galleries Walk

Museums and Galleries Walk

There's lots of high quality art galleries to be found in Warsaw, and they are mostly concentrated in the center of the city. Visitors will see artwork from around the world, by artists both known and unknown, as well as local ones. Warsaw also houses many outstanding museums, which offer interesting and exciting exhibitions. Check out these wonderful museums and galleries in Warsaw in the next walking tour!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Jewish Warsaw Tour

Jewish Warsaw Tour

It's hard to imagine, except what we know from history, that on these beautiful Warsaw streets, thousands of Jews were herded and forced into cattle cars, on their way to concentration camps in the 1940s. Here, in the location of one of Europe's biggest concentration camps, about 400,000 innocent Jews suffered and died. Take the following tour to visit some of the places relevant to Warsaw and the Holocaust.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Warsaw Museums

Warsaw Museums

Warsaw is a lively center of culture and entertainment, and it offers a range of interesting and fascinating museums. It's home to the Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature, the Historical Museum of Warsaw (which explains Warsaw’s long history), the Independence Museum (which features various exhibits dedicated to Polish independence), the State Archaeological Museum, the unusual Museum of Measurement, and many others. Take the following tour to visit Warsaw’s best museums!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Warsaw Famous Monuments

Warsaw Famous Monuments

Warsaw is home to various monuments, dedicated to celebrated and great people, like Adam Mickiewicz, Prince Józef Antoni Poniatowski, Józef Piłsudski, and Nicolaus Copernicus. These great personalities did a lot for Poland and now the city monuments and statues stand to honor their contributions to the country’s development. Check out Warsaw’s famous monuments in the next self-guided tour!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km

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15 Distinctively Polish Things to Buy in Warsaw

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