- Monuments and Memorials, Sightseeing Type
- Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
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Monuments and memorials can be found throughout Warsaw, but one of the city’s most memorable is the Warsaw Uprising Monument. This 33-foot-tall bronze sculpture was created to commemorate the thousands of Poles who fought against Nazi Germany (which occupied the region during World War II). And the sculpture’s location is just as meaningful as the monument. The site once featured an entrance to a canal that was used by Polish fighters to escape from the Germans. As such, one part of the sculpture depicts fighters crawling out from underneath a bridge, while the other shows them heading into the canal.
Recent visitors enjoyed checking out this attraction, calling it impressive and very moving. However, a few said that the information provided at the monument is not enough to gain a full understanding of what occurred during the Warsaw Uprising, so they suggest visiting the Warsaw Uprising Museum or doing some research before you arrive. Others also recommend saving time to admire the architecture at the adjacent Supreme Court of Poland.
This monument welcomes visitors 24 hours a day. Travelers can visit the attraction on their own or see it while on a complimentary walking tour with companies like FreeWalkingTour.com and Orange Umbrella Free Tour. Arrive early to Old Town's Castle Square (where tours depart), since reservations are not accepted for any of the city's walking tours. No facilities are available on-site. The sculpture is situated in New Town's southern corner within walking distance of The Royal Castle in Warsaw - Museum and the Ratusz Arsenal metro station.
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