From grey & old-fashioned to modern & trendy. MJ Top 10 reasons to fall in love with Warsaw.

Updated: Apr 14, 2020



As most of you know – I was born in Poland and this is my very first post about my native country. I have been to the capital – Warsaw – on multiple occasions, most recently 1.5 weeks ago and I am going back again in 1.5 weeks. I must admit that Warsaw was not my favourite city back in the day, but the city has certainly been growing on me lately. Practically all reasons for the aforementioned change are listed below, in my top 10 to-dos in Warsaw.


Let’s dive in:


1. Palace of Culture and Science


Anyone who has even been to Warsaw or has seen one picture from the capital of Poland, surely recognises this impressive building in the very city centre – the Palace of Culture and Science. Interestingly enough, it was a gift from Russia’s Stalin to Poland in 1955 and is still considered Warsaw’s most recognisible landmark. The palace is the tallest building in Poland (237m) and has a terrace on the 30th floor with a nice view over the city.


All of the above makes this #1 spot a must Instagram/postcard-worthy picture. What is more, there are interesting things to do in the area – from Złote Tarasy (upscale shopping mall) to the great old cinema (Kinoteka), Hard Rock Café, railway station and many others.


Address: Plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warsaw, Poland & http://www.warsawguide.com/palace-of-culture-and-science/