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Explore the best places for photography at Warsaw, Poland

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Warsaw is the chic capital city of Poland. It is a revitalized city that has emerged from its not-so-distant past as a cosmopolitan hotspot with a lot to offer.

There is so much to see and photograph in Warsaw. Read our guide below to find the best places to take photos in Warsaw or directly dive into the photo spots within this beautiful city.

Once Warsaw was considered the most beautiful city in Eastern Europe. Unfortunately, it was razed to the ground in WWII and 85% of the city’s buildings were destroyed.

The historic old town of Warsaw was painstakingly rebuilt. Now, this beautiful part of the city can easily convince visitors that it was built centuries ago. Colorful pastel buildings and red bricks give it a distinctive look. The Old Town Marketplace has trinkets for sale and is a great place for street photography.

Due to the destruction, the rest of Warsaw is very modern. The Palace of Culture and Science is a great example of Art Deco Architecture and is one of the tallest buildings in Europe. It looks amazing lit up at night.

Business Garden Warszawa is an area with sleek white office buildings and a hotel. It has a very modern vibe with curving organic lines and is surrounded by greenery. In Plac Unii, the tall triangle-shaped ING Tower stands out.

Rondo 1 is a sleek glistening tower with a unique design. With the sun shining off its glass facade, it photographs wonderfully. The modern glass buildings around the business district of Warsaw are full of interesting lights and angles to capture.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has soldiers proudly standing guard next to a fire that eternally burns. POLIN is Warsaw’s Museum of History of Polish Jews. It details the story of the Jewish people in the area, from the first settlers to after the Holocaust. Located where the ghetto once stood, this postmodern building was carefully planned and built. Glass, copper, and concrete create a thoughtful and hopeful facade.

The Palace on the Isle is in Łazienki Park, the city’s largest park. It is home to a 19th-century palace that was miraculously saved from destruction during WWII. The park grounds are full of greenery, statues, and a still lake. The Neoclassical palace reflects off the water, making for a gorgeous photo. The inside of the palace is covered with stunning frescos.

Travel tips for Warsaw

The bus and train system takes you everywhere you need to go in Warsaw. Public transportation here is easy to use and runs frequently. The city center can be walked but the other districts are a bit farther away so a bus is your best option.

The summers in Poland are pleasant but the winters are cold and often snow-filled. To get the best photos try the summer or early autumn.

Warsaw is located in Poland, a country with 294 photo spots that you might want to have a look at as well to find even more beautiful places for your next trip.

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