Optional Tours


Royal Castle in Warsaw
( Zamek Królewski w Warszawie )

www.zamek-krolewski.pl
Phone: +48 22 35 55 170
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The Royal Castle in Warsaw – a Cultural and Historical Monument of national importance. Formerly the residence of kings and the seat of the Parliament of the Polish-Lithuanian Republic – today a museum, an educational centre, a centre for arts and culture, open to the general public, and also a place where important state ceremonies are held.
The Castle was reconstructed and together with the Old Town of Warsaw, has been added, to the UNESCO World National Heritage list. The Castle’s apartments have been restored according to their use and function during the reign of King Stanislaus Augustus (1764-1795). It was rebuilt thanks to the dedication of Poles living both in Poland and abroad. Preserved fragments of the original stonework, mouldings, woodcarving, and relics of murals were incorporated into the walls, which were reconstructed in the years 1971 – 1984. The interiors have been furnished with, among other things, works of art which were salvaged from the original Castle: paintings by Bernardo Bellotto [known as Canaletto], Marcello Bacciarelli, Jan Bogumił Plersch, the sculptures of André Le Brun and Giacomo Monaldi, the bronzes of Phillipe Caffieri the Younger and French furniture dating from the second half of the eighteenth century. The museum’s collections have been expanded with gifts from the Polish state and foreign governments and also exhibits deriving from private collections.

Wilanów Palace
( Pałac w Wilanowie )

www.wilanow-palac.pl
Phone:+48 22 842 81 01
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Wilanów Palace is a royal palace located in the Wilanów district, Warsaw. Wilanów Palace survived the time of Poland’s partitions and both World Wars and has preserved its authentic historical qualities, also is one of the most important monuments of Polish culture.
The palace and park in Wilanów is not only a priceless testimony to the splendour of Poland in the past, but also a place for cultural events and concerts, including Summer Royal Concerts in the Rose Garden and the International Summer Early Music Academy. Since 2006, the palace has been a member of the international association of European Royal Residences.

Ujazdów Castle
( Zamek Ujazdowski )

www.zamekujazdowski.art.pl
Phone:+48 22 628 12 71
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Ujazdów Castle is a castle in the historic Ujazdów district, between Ujazdów Park (Park Ujazdowski) and the Royal Baths Park (Łazienki Królewskie), in Warsaw, Poland. Its beginnings date to 13th century, and it was rebuild several times. Like many structures in Warsaw, it sustained much damage in the Warsaw Uprising. Reconstructed after the war, it now houses the Warsaw’s Center for Contemporary Art. The Castle currently houses the Centre for Contemporary Art, with its collections and temporary exhibitions, concerts, and educational workshops. The Centre has organized over 600 exhibitions since 1990.[3] Since 2010 the Centre’s director is an Italian, Fabio Cavallucci.

Copernicus Science Centre
( Centrum Nauki Kopernik )

www.kopernik.org.pl
Phone:+48 22 596 41 10
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Copernicus Science Center is a science museum standing on the bank of the Vistula River in Warsaw, Poland. It contains over 450 interactive exhibits that enable visitors to single-handedly carry out experiments and discover the laws of science for themselves. The Center is the largest institution of its type in Poland and one of the most advanced in Europe. On 25 September 2012 the Center celebrated its two-millionth visitor. The first module of the Centre building was opened on 5 November 2010 with five galleries (On the move, Humans and the environment, Roots of civilization, Lightzone, Bzzz!); the exhibit for teenagers – RE: generation was opened 3 March 2011; a planetarium The Heavens of Copernicus opened on 19 June, the Discovery Park on 15 July, chemistry laboratory – 18 October; biology laboratory – 15 November, robotics workshop – 6 December, and physics laboratory – 20 December.
Since 2008, the Copernicus Science Centre together with Polish Radio has organized the Science Picnic – Europe’s largest outdoor science-popularization event. In 2011 the Centre hosted the ECSITE conference (European Network of Science Centres and Museums) – one of the most important events in the field of science centres and museums in the world.

National Stadium
( Stadion Narodowy )

www.stadionnarodowy.org.pl
Phone:+48 22 295 90 00
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The National Stadium in the name of Kazimierz Górski is a retractable roof football stadium located in Warsaw, Poland. It is used mostly for football matches and it is the home stadium of Poland national football team.
The stadium has a seating capacity of 58,500 which makes it the largest association football arena in Poland. Its construction started in 2008 and finished in November 2011. It is located on the site of the former 10th-Anniversary Stadium, on al. Zieleniecka in Praga Południe district, near the city center. The stadium has a retractable PVC roof which unfolds from a nest on a spire suspended above the centre of the pitch. The retractable roof is inspired by the cable-supported unfolding system of Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt, Germany, and is also similar to the newly renovated roof of BC Place in Vancouver, Canada. The National Stadium hosted the opening match (a group match), the 2 group matches, a quarterfinal, and the semifinal of the UEFA Euro 2012, co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine. The stadium is equipped with a heated pitch, training pitch, façade lighting, and underground parking. It is a multipurpose venue able to host sporting events, concerts, cultural events, and conferences.

Warsaw Uprising Museum
( Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego )

www.1944.pl
Phone:+48 22 539 79 05
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The Warsaw Uprising Museum located in the Wola district of Warsaw, Poland, is a museum dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. The institution of the Museum was established in 1983, but no construction work took place for many years, and the museum finally opened on July 31, 2004, marking the 60th anniversary of the Uprising.
The Museum sponsors research into the history of the Uprising, and the history and possessions of the Polish Underground State. It collects and maintains hundreds of artefacts, ranging from weapons used by the insurgents to love letters, in order to present a full picture of the people involved. The Museum’s stated goals include the creation of an archive of historical information on the Uprising and the recording of the stories and memories of the still living Uprising participants. Its director is Jan Ołdakowski. The museum is a member organisation of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience.

Zachęta National Gallery of Art
( Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki )

www.zacheta.art.pl
Phone:+48 22 556 96 00
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The Zachęta National Gallery of Art is one of Poland’s most notable institutions for contemporary art. Situated in the centre of Warsaw, the main aim of the gallery is to present and support primarily Polish contemporary art and artists. With numerous temporary exhibitions of well known foreign artists, the gallery has also established itself internationally. The Polish term zachęta can be translated as encouragement or motivation and refers to the Towarzystwo Zachęty do Sztuk Pięknych, the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts founded in Warsaw in 1860.