Warsaw University Library & Gardens

  ul. Dobra 56/66 ,   Powiśle         16 Sep 2019
Traditionally speaking rooftops are the preserve of chimney sweeps, burglars and Santa, but take a trip down to the Warsaw University Library building and that opinion will quickly change. Topping off the bizarre oxidised green building is one of Warsaw's best-kept secrets; a two level rooftop garden filled with bridges, streams, pathways, sculptures and plant life that covers an entire hectare. There’s even a fishpond (yep, that’s probably a duck you’ve spotted doing laps) and a stone fountain mixed in among greenery like oak trees and Japanese spirea. Designed by Irena Bajerska and opened back in 2002, the garden and viewing platforms afford panoramic views of lower Warsaw including the river, the Copernicus Centre and across the river to the PGE National Stadium in Praga. A wonderful place to stop and rest in the heart of the city, take a picnic and sit amongst the groups of students taking time out from studying (ahem, napping) at the library below. Easily one of the best places in town to get on bended knee and ooze some serious schmooze should that be your wish.


Centrum Nauki Kopernik



Library open Mon-Sat Sep 09:00-21:00 and Sun 15:00-20:00. Oct-Jun, Mon-Fri 08:00-22:00, Sat 09:00-21:00 & Sun 15:00-20:00. Garden open daily Sep 08:00-20:00, Oct 08:00-18:00 & Nov-Mar 08:00-15:00 (no access to rooftop).

Price/Additional Info

Admission free.


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Paulina Vanderbilt

spent a good three hours breathing the wonderfully magical atmosphere. loved it! All the way one of my favourite things to do
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