Warsaw Prominent Sightseeing Tour, Warsaw

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!
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Warsaw Prominent Sightseeing Tour Map

Guide Name: Warsaw Prominent Sightseeing Tour
Guide Location: Poland » Warsaw (See other walking tours in Warsaw)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Author: leticia
Monte Cassino Monument

1) Monte Cassino Monument

On your visit to Warsaw, take a guided tour to the must-visit Monte Cassino Monument. Dedicated to the Monte Cassino battle of 1944, this monument is located at the edge of the Karasinskis’ Park. This intense battle was fought by five Polish Units. The monument is designed by a Polish sculptor Gustaw zemla. Symbolizing the Polish Hussars and Nike, the sculpture features a pair of wings.

When allies landed successfully on September 1943 in Italy, there was an effort to map out a route to...   view more
Krasiński Palace

2) Krasiński Palace

Krasinski Palace is one of the most wonderful Baroque Palaces in Warsaw. This is also the biggest palace and is popularly known as the Palace of the Republic. The palace was erected between 1677 and 1683 and features Tylman Vom Gameren’s designs.

The palace was exclusively designed for the voivode of Plock and recorder of the Crown Jan Dobrogost Krasinski. Many noted artists of that time such as Carlo Maderni, Jakub Solari and Giuseppe Belotti worked together with Tylman Von Gameren to...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Monument to the Warsaw Uprising

3) Monument to the Warsaw Uprising (must see)

Historically, the Warsaw Uprising was one of the most courageous attempts to defeat the Germans. This battle was fought between August and September 1944. The Germans were expelled by the combined effort of civilians and soldiers who fought for 63 days. They regained control over their city but could enjoy their victory only for a short while before reinforcements were sent by Hitler.

Many civilians were executed as a punishment by the Germans and the Old Town was destroyed completely. At...   view more
Little Insurgent Monument

4) Little Insurgent Monument

In Poland, there were constant efforts to commemorate the Warsaw Uprising. These efforts were continually being thwarted by the communist authorities. One of the most poignant monuments was unveiled on 1st October 1983 by the Barbakan walls. This was the Little Insurgent Monument, funded by scout collections and designed by Jerzy Jarnuszkiewicz.

Visitors from all over the world flock to this monument that depicts a boy soldier, weighed down by a huge adult helmet and holding a Sten gun. The...   view more
Jan Kiliński Monument

5) Jan Kiliński Monument

Jan Kilinski is another monument dedicated to a 1794 Warsaw Uprising hero. This monument commemorates a humble shoemaker who fought bravely during the Uprising. As he fought hard to defend his beloved city, he was wounded twice. For several years afterwards, the shoemaker was imprisoned in St. Petersburg.

Col. Tadeusz Kociuszko nominated him for the honor of being commemorated through a monument. Stanislaw Jackowski erected the Jan Kilinski Monument in honor of this hero in the year 1936....   view more
King Sigismund's Column (Zygmunt's Column)

6) 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
Nike (Pomnik Bohaterów Warszawy)

7) Nike (Pomnik Bohaterów Warszawy)

The Monument to the Heroes of Warsaw, also known as the Warsaw Nike was built to commemorate those who fought bravely during World War II to obtain freedom for the city.

Many of the heroes who fought during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising are specially remembered here. This uprising saw many minor victories for the city. People fought hard and liberated parts of Warsaw from the Nazis.

Though the uprising was defeated due to the lack of any help from outside, it is remembered for its many...   view more
Teatr Wielki - National Opera

8) Teatr Wielki - National Opera (must see)

Teatr Wielki is located at the Theater Square. It was built between 1825 and 1833 by Antonio Corazzi. The complex has 3 parts: Great Theater, National Theater, and the New Theater. During the German invasion and the Polish Uprising the building suffered several damages and it was renovated, and the building reopened on November 19, 1965, after having been closed for over twenty years. According to Antonio Corazzi's 1825 plans, the Grand Theatre's front façade was meant to feature a...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Saxon Garden

9) Saxon Garden

Saxon Garden was frequented by Fryderyk Chopin who spent the initial seven years of his life at the Saxon Palace. It is a fascinating experience to walk through the park that would certainly have been witness to many a visit from Mrs. Justyna Chopin with little Frycek and Ludwika.

We know that Fryderyk was very passionate about walking around the city. He would also have paid a visit to this park time and again, maybe with his friends, to relive his childhood.

Saxon Axis is a complex...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
The Holy Trinity Evangelical Church

10) The Holy Trinity Evangelical Church

In Warsaw there are only two Augsburg Evangelical churches and the Holy Trinity Evangelical Church is one of them. This church was constructed by Szymon Bogumil Zug who was also the designer. The church is very popular for its design and for being the largest in the city.

Construction of the church was initiated by Piotr Tepper who convinced King Stanislaw August Poniatowski in 1777 and completed in 1789. As you enter the church you will be impressed with its Roman Pantheon rotunda. In the...   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 Religious Buildings Tour

Warsaw Religious Buildings Tour

Warsaw is home to many magnificent religious buildings, including 17th century churches, outstanding cathedrals, and marvelous places of worship. Most of them were destroyed during World War II and restored later. Take the following self-guided tour to see Warsaw’s prominent sacred places!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Warsaw Landmarks Walking Tour

Warsaw Landmarks Walking Tour

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!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 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
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
Warsaw's Praga Walking Tour

Warsaw's Praga Walking Tour

Praga is a historic district in Warsaw, situated on the East bank of the river Vistula. Its streets are full of renaissance houses, old churches, and historic buildings which are all part of Warsaw’s Old Town. Take the following tour to visit best attractions in this historic Warsaw’s area!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 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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