Old town of Warsaw. Buy plane tickets to Warsaw
Castle Square. Buy plane tickets to Warsaw.
Lazienki Park. Buy plane tickets to Warsaw
Streets of Warsaw. Buy plane tickets to Warsaw
Old town of Warsaw
Castle Square
Lazienki Park
Streets of Warsaw
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Currency
Zloty (PLN)
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All Year Round
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Polish
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The most convenient way to get to the capital of Poland is to buy a flight ticket to Warsaw. The best money-saving option is to purchase a round-trip ticket. Flights arrive at Warsaw Frederic Chopin International Airport, which is located only 10 kilometres south of the centre of Warsaw (flight duration: about 2 hours 20 minutes). Please note that the best airfares to Warsaw usually sell out quickly, so we strongly recommend booking tickets in advance.

The streets of the Warsaw Old Town are meant for leisurely walks — lush castles, majestic Roman Catholic cathedrals, small temples, mansions, picturesque Vistula riverside promenade, shady alleys of Lazienki Park. There is a large pond full of royal carp, and peacocks strut around the grounds. Warsaw is definitely a city worth visiting!

Summer in Poland’s capital is warm, with temperatures reaching +30°C (and occasionally more!), but can also be mild — similar to Central Russia. Air conditioners in local hotels are more of a rarity; therefore, if comfortable sleeping environment is crucial, choose spring, early summer or fall for your visit. Warsaw in wintertime is cold, although the occasional snowfall gives the city a magical feel.

General flight information Moscow   Warsaw

Distance between cities

1 150 km

Time difference in winter

- 2 h

Time difference in summer

- 1 h

Average flight time

2 h 10 min

What to see

Various social disruptions and war left a deep mark on the city’s external image. The historic downtown was almost completely destroyed during Second World War, but was meticulously rebuilt from the blueprints by the citizens. UNESCO included the Old Town of Warsaw (Stare Miasto) into the list of World Heritage Sites as an «exceptional example of near-total reconstruction of a span of history, extending from the 13th to 20th century».

Indeed, when walking along the narrow medieval streets, you completely forget that it has been entirely reconstructed.

Stare Miasto, which is famed for charming churches and delightful houses with cafes and souvenir shops, takes you to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) and the Royal Castle. Both the outside and inside merit a visit to learn more about the life of Polish monarchs. In the same area, at the square is the city’s main Roman Catholic cathedral — St. John's Archcathedral.

The next destination is the renowned Street of Warsaw — Krakowskie Przedmiescie. You will come across multiple mansions of Polish elites, monuments to prominent figures, the historic hotel Bristol, Academy of Fine Arts and several Catholic churches.

The Chopin Museum is a must-visit place in Warsaw. It features an interactive style — you can breathe in the scent of violets, so loved by the composer, as well as stroll about «his Warsaw» and «his Paris». To get acquainted with Polish art, visit the National Museum, and those who love science may explore the Marie Curie Museum.

The largest and most gorgeous park of the capital Lazienki Krolewskie welcomes you after an eventful cultural tour. It was not damaged by the war, thus its structure has remained unchanged for the past two centuries. The heart of the park is the Lazienki Palace — the royal summer residence. It is built on a man-made island and is also known as the Palace on the Water.

Among the famous delicacies in the Polish capital are the local beers, stewed sauerkraut with pieces of meat and bigos kielbasa, hearty flaki soup, made of beef tripe, as well as pierogi, which are Polish dumplings.

Warsaw offers activities to suit any taste. Connoisseurs of culture and art will be delighted by the museums, and appreciators of architecture will be tickled by the array of historic buildings — even though restored. You can also enjoy a variety of shopping centres, and for the nightlife there is a large selection of bars.