Romantic Guide to Warsaw: Best Things to do in Warsaw for Couples
Warsaw is the capital of our homeland, Poland. To be honest, we’ve never really liked this city. It was too big, too busy and too overwhelming. Every time we traveled, we met some people who were telling us how awesome Warsaw is. They said it’s better than Kraków or Zakopane. We decided to give it a try (again!) and discover the beauty of Polish capital. We are proud to announce that we’ve made it! It was surprisingly easy to fall in love with this city. All we needed to do is to create Warsaw romantic guide.
We don’t like to party hard in the clubs or visit hipster spots. We like discovering the hidden gems of each place that we are going to, we like being close to the nature and learn something new about our travel destination.
This romantic guide to Warsaw is perfect for the couples, families and all the other tender-hearted souls who want to discover the idyllic side of Polish capital.
Warsaw romantic guide: Best places to visit
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Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16, 02-958 Warszawa
The Wilanów Palace is one of the few buildings that survived two World Wars. Most of the amazing architecture of Warsaw was totally destroyed. This beautiful baroque castle was built in 17th century by one of the best Polish kings: Jan III Sobieski. Not only was he the great ruler but also a loving husband. The romantic letters that he has written to his wife, Marysieńka, are famous to this day.
The palace is surrounded by the beautiful garden. It is a great place to relax and unwind in the capital of Poland. What can be better than a romantic walk with someone you love?
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Love heart bridge
Wilanowska and Przyczółkowa intersection (Potok Służewiecki)
This cute love bridge is the most romantic hidden gem of Poland! It is located quite close to the palace in Wilanow and it’s the best to visit at night. The three hearts that you can see on the picture below are beautifully highlighted after dark.
Like in most other places in the world, lovers are hanging the padlocks on the bridge, promising each other the eternal love. According to the tradition, they need to throw away the key to the river afterwards.
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Aleje Jerozolimskie 51, 00-001 Warszawa
It is one of the most romantic places in Warsaw. Fotoplastikon was very popular in the past, especially in the short period between the First and the Second World War. Couples were going there for a date. They could see the places that weren’t available for everyone. Where else could you watch wild African lions or the modern landscape of New York City?
Fotoplastikon is a place unique on a global scale. It has a specific atmosphere that cannot be compared to anything else. If you want to read more about this amazing spot, check out this post.
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Aleje Ujazdowskie, Szucha, Armii Ludowej, Myśliwiecka, Gagrina; more info here
Łazienki Królewskie is the biggest park in Warsaw. Surprisingly, it’s located in the city centre, so it’s like a green oasis in the heart of the Polish capital.
You can spend hours walking around Łazienki. There are many beautiful monuments, restaurants and a lake at the park, so you won’t get bored there.
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Copernicus Science Centre
Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20, 00-390 Warszawa
Centrum Nauki Kopernik is a perfect idea for a romantic date in Warsaw! It is an interactive museum where you can learn a lot about the science and the world in general. You can check how you’ll look when you are old or fight the mental battle with your partner (using the willpower).
It’s so much fun! We spent few hours at Copernicus Science Centre. For us, it was one of the best tourist attractions that we have visited in the capital of Poland.
Check out also: Neon Museum in Warsaw.
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For us, Old Town is the best place in Warsaw. It is perfect to visit all year long. No matter if it’s cold or hot outside, there are always many people at Krakowskie Przedmieście street.
The beautiful architecture, awesome restaurants & cafes and the unique atmosphere are only some of the things you can experience there. Walking around the narrow and empty streets of Old Town is one of the most romantic things to do in Warsaw.
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Pałac Kultury i Nauki
plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa
Palace of Culture and Science is a landmark of Poland. It is located in the heart of the city, close to the main bus & train stations. Some people love it, some hate it. It is the remain of communist time in Poland. The specific stalinist architecture of this building can also be found in other post-communist countries like Riga or Moscow.
What’s interesting, Pałac Kultury is the tallest building in Poland. You can get almost to the top of it to see the beautiful aerial view of Warsaw. The admission is 20 PLN ($5.5) per person.
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E.Wedel Chocolate Store
Szpitalna 8, 00-031 Warszawa
Wedel is the most famous chocolate brand in Poland. They have the old-fashioned store in the heart of Warsaw. It’s definitely the best cafe for a date in this city! The old-fashioned store and cozy interiors make you feel like you would go back in time.
The intimate atmosphere guarantees the successful date.
Where to stay?
When you are visiting Warsaw, it’s good to stay in the heart of the city. As this is a romantic guide, we’ve chosen two luxurious hotels perfect for couple and families.
The first one is four star Mercure Grand located on Krucza street. The modern rooms are fully equipped and has all the facilities you need like fast WiFi and comfy bed.
The second great place to stay is five star Sofitel Victoria. It’s considered as one of the best hotels in Poland. Located just few steps from the Presidential Palace and Krakowskie Przedmieście is a perfect accommodation even for the most demanding customers.
How to get around?
The most convenient is to travel by car. It’s not the cheapest option though- the parking fees in the centre of the city are really high!
If you care of your budget, it’s better if you choose taxi alternatives in Warsaw like Blacklane or a public transport. There are only two tube lines in the city, so you’ll probably be traveling by buses or trams. It’s OK though: they are very convenient, cheap and well-organised.
Disclosure: We want to thank Mercure Grand and Sofitel Victoria for complimentary stays. All opinions presented in this post are honest and our own.