Everything from pastel-hued, late 18th-century buildings to communist-era apartments to modern skyscrapers can be found in Warsaw's Old Town area.
The 33-foot-tall Warsaw Uprising Monument honors the Polish residents who died fighting against the German occupation during World War II.
The Lazienki Królewskie Museum boasts many stunning structures, but one of its most impressive buildings is the Palace on the Isle, a late 17th-century bathhouse designed to resemble Italian properties like Villa Medici and Villa Borghese.
These potato-, meat-, vegetable-, cheese- or fruit-filled dumplings (called pierogies) are one of Poland's most iconic dishes.
Just south of the historic Old Town area lies Warsaw's downtown district, which is filled with modern skyscrapers.
Inside the aptly-named Copernicus Science Centre, visitors can participate in hands-on science activities and learn how to write hieroglyphs, build a fire without modern equipment and more.
Head to Old Town (and its Royal Castle in Warsaw - Museum) early and you'll see an array of colors illuminate the sky.
One of Warsaw's most well-known residents – Frédéric Chopin, a composer and pianist who lived in the city in the 19th century – is honored with a statue in the Lazienki Królewskie Museum's park.
Visitors will find colorful buildings and a copy of the city's famous Mermaid Statue in Old Town's square.
Poland makes almost half of the European Union's vodka, so expect to find the spirit featured on select tours and served at various bars and restaurants throughout the city.
Several monuments are located on Krakow Suburb Street, including one of Adam Mickiewicz, a well-known Polish poet.
The Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanów features a palace that once housed Polish royalty.
This part of the Warsaw Uprising Monument shows Polish fighters crawling out from the underside of a bridge at the site where the fighters' former escape route, a canal, once sat.
Colorful peacocks are regularly spotted in the Lazienki Królewskie Museum's park.
Zapiekanka is a pizza-like concoction loaded with mushrooms, cheese and ketchup, and it's one of Poland's most popular street food items.
The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews features a sleek, modern exterior, but its interiors house a collection focused on the 1,000-year history of Poland's Jewish population.
At the Warsaw Uprising Museum, visitors can learn about the 10,000-plus Polish residents who died fighting against Nazi Germany during World War II.
The bustling Old Town neighborhood of Warsaw offers a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Discovery Park, which can be found at the Copernicus Science Centre, features an interactive sound exhibit and views of the Vistula River.
Although the Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanów's main draws are its baroque-style palace and manicured gardens, visitors can also check out the property's chapel: St. Anne's Church.