Warsaw Local Information

 Weather

Average weather in Warsaw in September is 50 degrees farenheit (10 degrees Celsius). 

Currency

The currency in Poland is the Polish Złoty (PLN) 1 PLN = 100 groszy. 
Coins circulate in denominations of 1 PLN, 2 PLN, 5 PLN and 10, 20 and 50 groszy; banknotes are in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 PLN. 

In some larger stores, such as hypermarkets, and at some cash-only windows, you can pay in Euros. You must notify the cashier that you will be paying in Euros, but note that it is not a popular currency in Poland yet, and chances are that your change will be given in PLN.

Local Attractions

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Łazienki Królewskie Park-Palace Complex

The park and palace complex at Łazienki are one of the most beautiful of this type in Europe. Established in the 17th century, the landscape gardens feature many interesting architectural monuments, the most important of which include the Palace on the Island built for King Stanislaw August Poniatowski – Poland’s last monarch. It served as his summer residence and was famous for the Thursday dinners. 

Wilanów Park-Palace Complex
The summer residence of King  Jan III Sobieski and then Augustus II as well as subsequent aristocratic families. It is an excellent  representation of European Baroque at its height and a homage to the former greatness of the Republic. The palace is surrounded by a grandiose, two level Baroque Italian garden and a romantic park in English style. Wilanów is the venue of important cultural events and concerts. 

Palace of Culture and Science
Completed in 1955 as a ‘gift from the Soviet people’, the building is the embodiment of Socialist Realist architecture. It is still the tallest building in Poland and fulfils the role of a cultural centre accommodating theatres, museums, a cinema and a concert hall. The highest viewing platform in Warsaw, on the 30th foor, offers an excellent panoramic view of the city.

Warsaw Rising Museum
Opened in 2004, on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising, the museum pays tribute to all those who fought and died for their country’s independence. Housed in a former tramway power station, the modern museum guides visitors through interactive displays, video footage and photographs.

National Museum
The museum contains a rich collection of exhibits from antiquity to modern times. The building originates from the inter-war period. During World War II it secretly stored some of the Royal Castle treasures. It organizes numerous temporary exhibitions presenting art  from all over the world. The Vistula-side building wing is the Museum of the Polish Army presenting the history of Polish military featuring an interesting outdoor exhibition.

Warsaw Zoological Garden
Established in 1928, the garden is now inhabited by several thousand animals, yet the real personalities of  the Warsaw Zoo are the brown bears whose area is located outside the garden, near Solidarności Avenue, and can be viewed by passers-by.

 

 

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