Old Town & New Town – Around historical places
Walking the streets around the Old and New Towns allows you to rest from the the bustle and hustle of central city life. Atmospheric alleys, squares, and cosy cafés create a unique sense of history, and in the summer, the Old and New Town Squares become stages for musical and theatrical performances and open-air galleries.
Take this unusual route around the oldest parts of Warsaw to discover forgotten history of the first inhabited places, buildings and objects of capital city. The tour will guide you through ghost places lost in time and also those that left their mark in the history. This tour is suitable for kids and teens and features many “kids friendly” places and stories as well as interactive attractions.
The tour leads around and into the very heart of New and Old Town – the oldest district of Warsaw. It usually takes 2-3 hours to complete the full circle and visit all the places of interest. Should you feel tired, we can cut it shorter or quicker if you wish.
This tour does not contain paid entrances. All attractions are free. Some restrictions may apply in sacral objects, eg. taking photos during an ongoing ceremony etc.
- Points of Interest: 13 stops
- Duration: 2-3 hours
- Availability: Mon-Sun, 9 am-8 pm
- Transportation: On foot
- Price: €10/person
Tour’s Main Attractions
Church of St. Jack
Located at New Town chruch was built between 1603-1639 in a baroque style from the foundation of pre-existing Warsaw burghers. The Dominicans came here in the early 17th century, from Kraków. During the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, the church housed the rebel hospital, and under its rubble, hundreds of wounded died.
One of the most beautiful palaces in Warsaw and Poland. Built in the Baroque style (in the 17th century), it is also called the Palace of the Republic of Poland, was formerly the seat of the supreme court, and is now one of the seats of the National Library. Behind the palace there is Krasinski Garden, a beautiful baroque urban park, which is a popular place for walks and picnics.
Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary
One of the oldest churches in Warsaw, it was built in the early 15th century. According to tradition, it stands on the site of a pagan temple, and its Gothic silhouette with a bell tower is one of the most distinctive buildings standing by the Vistula. It was known a long time ago as ‘the temple of fishermen’.
The Supreme Court of the Republic of Poland
Erected at the end of the 20th century. The building is decorated with caryatids of virtuous symbols (faith, hope and love) and the columns are engraved with maxims of Roman law in both Polish and Latin. The building itself has a symbolic role in history, namely at its front gate: during World War II, this gate was one of those which led into the Jewish Ghetto.