Free Attractions in Warsaw
Warsaw is the capital city of Poland. It has plenty of attractions that are guaranteed to satisfy anyone, no matter if they are interested in ancient monuments, or more modern experiences. However, you might be surprised to learn that you don’t need to spend a fortune to explore the attractions that this marvellous city has to offer. Believe it or not, Warsaw has plenty of things to see and experience that won’t cost you any money. In this article you will be able to read about some of the best free attractions in Warsaw.
The rooftop garden of the Warsaw University Library
The rooftop garden of the Warsaw University Library is one of the largest and most beautiful rooftop gardens in Europe. It is a very popular place to relax for students, citizens of Warsaw and tourists. Its scenery is the place where various concerts and cultural events are organized.
At the rooftop, visitors can admire the panorama of the city and the view at the Vistula river, as well as the richness of plants planted by color. Here you can admire such types of flowers as forsythia, roses, the Arabella clematis, silvery-leaved willows and miniature apple trees.
The Multimedia Fountain Park
The Multimedia Fountain Park is a complex of four fountains located between the Bolesc, Wybrzeze Gdanskie, Sanguszki and Rybaki streets in the Nowe Miasto district of Warsaw. This complex was put to use on May 7th 2011 in honor of the 125th anniversary of the Miunicipal Plumbing and Sewer System Business. Between May and September, at 9:00 pm, visitors can see 30-minute multimedia shows with water, light and sounds, which use LED headlights and lasers. Each season a new show is presented in the Fountain Park in a form of an animated story.
The Royal Lazienki Park
The Royal Lazienki Park is a palace-garden complex in Warsaw created in the 18th century by Stanislaw August Poniatowski. In the middle ages there was a small zoo in the place of Lazienki, which served as a hunting area for the princes of Mazowsze.
In September of 1764, Stanislaw August Poniatowski acquired Ujazdow along with the zoo from the widow of Teodor Lubomirski – Elzbieta and her son Kacper. In 1774, an attempt was made To construct a royal summertime residence. The first building constructed by the king in the Royal Lazienki Park was the so-called „White House”.
The „Zacheta” National Art Gallery
„Zacheta” is an art gallery in Warsaw and a national culture institution. In February of 1862, the Society for the Encouragemeent of Fine Art. announced the first competition for the design of the exhibition building. But the project was not fulfilled due to the lack of money and problems with finding the locaation.
Before the project could be fulfilled, the Association gained the rights to a larger allotment. Because of that, another competition was organized for constructing a larger building. The construction of an academic building began in September of 1898. and it was officially opened on December 15th 1900.