About Małgorzata W
Lives in Krakow, Poland
Since Oct 2009
18-24 year old female
I just love to travel and I do whenever I can. The two countries that I know really well is Poland, since I live and study here, and England, because I visit it at least once a year. I've lived in Krakow for 5 years already- the time flies as you enjoy yourself, and Krakow really has a lot to offer, through museums, cultural events, food and shopping. My second favourite city in Poland is Warsaw, our capital, which in my opinion has a unique atmosphere. And UK? I've seen so many places there, but my beloved cities are London, Brighton, York and Durham. I enjoy writing guides for TripAdvisor utterly, and I hope they are helpful in your travels.
Castles, Art Museums, Historic Sites, History Museums
Art Museums, Historic Sites, Speciality Museums, History Museums
History Museums, Military Museums
History Museums, Military Museums, Art Museums
History Museums, Speciality Museums
The Royal Castle in Warsaw has been a residence for Polish monarchs for centuries and it's origins date back to the 13th century. During your visit, you can admire amazing architecture and contemplate the life of Polish sovereigns. The castle offers a vast collection of art pieces, decorative tapestries, historical furniture and a great deal of information about Polish history and that of the Castle itself.
This museum is mainly an art gallery and is one of my favorite museums in Warsaw as it houses probably the most important Polish painting, 'Battle of Grunwald', by the Polish master Jan Matejko. But that is not the only fascinating piece in the museum. There is a collection of various European artists such as Renoir, Botticelli, Rembrandt, Signac and an amazing selection of Polish art dating back to the 16th century.
The Museum of Technology is situated in one of the most iconic buildings in Warsaw: the Palace of Culture and Science. The Museum is a great place for anyone loving interactive science attractions. You can carry out some experiments yourself, observe physics phenomena, visit the newly opened planetarium, or admire vintage technology. The museum also offers various temporary exhibitions that are always worth your visit.
Łazienki Park unites two things that I love the most: museums and nature. It's a vast green area with amazing gems of architecture. The Łazienki Palace used to be a summer residence for King Stanislaw II August, who bought the manor in the 18th century. In this small palace, you can admire classicist interiors with some breathtaking pieces of art and design. It will make you feel like you have traveled back in time.
The Museum of Modern Art is a great place to take a break from all the historical architecture and exhibitions. The museum houses over 250 pieces of modern art, which often touch upon controversial and very current topics. The museum also offers a wide range of free cultural events: lectures, talks, meetings, and much more.
The Warsaw Uprising Museum is a memorial museum commemorating all those who fought and lost their lives during the fights to liberate Warsaw in 1944. It's a real fountain of knowledge for anyone who would like to learn more about the history of the uprising, the fights, and the lives of people during the Nazi occupation. The exhibitions are interactive and very informative.
The Wilanow Palace is an amazing baroque royal residence. It dates back to the 17th century, when it was built for King Jan Sobieski. Nowadays it's a prominent cultural venue and a lovely museum. What is important about the palace is that it was not destroyed during the Partitions and the world wars. It's an authentic construction with breathtaking architecture and interiors. My favorite room is the Grand Crimson Room with its impressive decorations and furnishings.
The museum houses over 450 interactive attractions which will allow you to experience the laws of physics or experiment with chemistry. The museum offers a great deal of entertainment and food for thought. I love it because of its character: Time flies as you discover more and more exhibits. I also recommend buying a ticket for the planetarium, which is designed in such a way that the viewer has a feeling of being completely immersed in the displayed images. This is definitely worth visiting, both for children and adults.
This is a very interesting museum showing the history of Polish Jews over a millennium. It is unusual, as normally this type of museum only shows facts about the Jewish community during World War II. Here you can learn how important the Jewish culture was for Poland from the very beginning. The museum is very modern and well equipped with state-of-the-art technology. It's a very special place which will help you understand what the Jewish culture means in Polish history.
The Photoplasticon is not a museum in the traditional sense, but you won't be disappointed. In fact, it's a special device that was invented in the 19th century and was used to view photos. This particular device is quite special as it survived both world wars, and you can still enjoy images through it. The photos themselves show some unique views of pre-war Warsaw. If you are looking for something a little bit different, then I definitely recommend this place.