Visit the home of Chopin
Warsaw is a city characterised by striking architecture, an appreciation of the arts and an up and coming contemporary district of shops, restaurants and nightlife. Take in the ever- increasing cityscape and marvel over Warsaw’s modern buildings. Explore the town’s squares, courtyards and monuments, lovingly preserved by the city’s people. Discover Warsaw’s musical heritage through the works of Frederic Chopin and tour various memorials and exhibits marking his influence.
For a peaceful afternoon take a bus out to the national park and enjoy a picnic on the lawns. Twisting pathways make for a relaxing stroll away from the bustle of the city. At night head to a theatre for the best in Polish comedy, opera and music and unwind with a glass of traditional Polish beer.
From the new skyline of luxury offices and apartments to the carefully restored area of the Old Town; Warsaw is a city of stark contrasts. Shop, eat and drink in the contemporary urban area of downtown Warsaw. Tour the traditional galleries and museums and learn of the city’s colourful past.
When To Go?
The continental climate of Warsaw lends to cold winters and mild summers. July is the wettest month of the year and as a result tourists favour winter visits for the frost and seasonal markets. Early spring is the best time to avoid the crowds, but be sure to wrap up warm as temperatures average 6°C. Hotels run throughout the year and discounts on flights and accommodation are available during winter.
How To Get There?
Warsaw is served by Warsaw Frédéric Chopin Airport (WAW) and is located 10km (approximately 6 miles) from the city centre. Fly direct from the UK and over 30 European destinations. Flying to Warsaw from the UK can take up to 3 hours.
Music and theatre have played a significant role in shaping the cultural landscape of Warsaw and no trip would be complete without taking in a performance from one of the city’s illustrious venues. Be moved by the music from the National Opera or National Philharmonic Hall, watch a play at the Jewish Theatre and enjoy a concert at Roma and Buffo. For a show with a difference try the humorous and enchanting Baj, Guliwer and Lalka puppet theatres.
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