Welcome to Warsaw. It is a pleasure hosting you in our capital. Hoping the weather is as good as in the first part of the summer I would like to present a couple of ideas of how to spend your time. For those of you who are here for the first time it is worth knowing that Warsaw is an eclectic and fast growing city which has plenty to offer as far as culture, entertainment, architecture and leisure time are concerned.
I have selected a few tips which I believe you may find attractive. Every Saturday in August, from 7-9 p.m. in the area of Old Town you may enjoy Jazz concerts. Follow that, by taking a five minute walk across Old and New Town with their unique architecture and then by walking down Kościelna street you can get to Multimedia Fountain Park situated next to the Vistula river.
For those who are interested in Chopin music, Warsaw offers a series of concerts called Chopin and his Europe. The concerts are held in Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Okólnik Street, not far from the Fryderyk Chopin Museum.
If you happen to be strolling along Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street make sure to keep an eye out for the black benches which are in fact “musical instruments” playing Chopin’s music.
In the last week of August you have an unforgettable chance to experience Jewish culture and its music during the Singer Festival.
The National Stadium is not only a sports centre but a cultural venue as well. This year there is an exhibition from Napoli called Life in the Shadow of the Volcano.
UB40 lovers have a chance to dance to reggae music played by this famous band in Klub Stodola on 23rd August.
If you prefer to be close to nature you can take one of many short or long boat and ferry trips along the Vistula River. Visit their website for more details.
Smartphone users have an excellent source of finding nice and off-the-beaten track places by following Instagram profile: meet_warsaw. It’s highly recommended.
After a day full of attractions you are invited to visit the Panorama Bar found on the 40th floor of the Marriott Hotel and to try one of the most delicious cocktails in Warsaw. I wish you all a wonderful summer in our city.
CONCIERGE, Member of Les Clefs d’Or