Warsaw University Library Rooftop Gardens

  ul. Dobra 56/66 ,   Powiśle         28 Mar 2024
Rooftop Gardens closed until April 1st. Traditionally speaking, rooftops are the preserve of chimney sweeps, superheroes and Santa, but take a trip down to the Warsaw University Library (BUW) 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 all the 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.

While you're at the University Library, check out the BUW Gallery, which focuses on poster art - a graphic form that has a long and lauded tradition in Poland. Recommended!


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Library open Mon-Sat 08:00-22:00, Sun 15:00-20:00. Rooftop Gardens accessible April 1 - October 31 only.

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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