At the heart of Warsaw

Raffles Warsaw Exterior
Poland’s capital city, Warsaw is unique. With its diverse architecture, from restored Gothic to contemporary glass and steel, the vibrant and multi-faceted city reflects its rich, tumultuous past and strong spirit.
Each neighbourhood has its own fascinating character, interspersed throughout with museums to tell the city’s story.
Raffles Europejski Warsaw sits in the heart of it all, on the Royal Route, neighbouring the cobbled streets of the Old Town.
Steps away from the 19th century Polish National Opera House and with views onto the magnificent Presidential Palace, Raffles Europejski Warsaw is the perfect place from which to explore this diverse, vibrant city.
Raffles Europejski Warsaw is located 12km away from Warsaw Chopin Airport, 4km from Warsaw Central Train Station and 800m from the Old Town.

Art Collection

Art Collection

Hotel Europejski Art Collection

A unique art collection in a unique hotel

Raffles Europejski Warsaw is more than a hotel. It is a space exhibiting the Hotel Europejski Art Collection composed of almost 500 museum-level artworks by more than 120 artists. The art collection, created by two curators Barbara Piwowarska and Anda Rottenberg, is a unique snapshot of Polish contemporary art. It consists of paintings on canvas, works on paper, photographs, collages, sculptures, installations and commissions for specific spaces. It is comprised of artworks spanning a few generations of artists - the most important for Polish art after 1945 and contemporary times as well as the youngest and most promising ones. Exhibited entirely in the hotel’s interiors, the artworks constitute a counterpoint to its eclectic décor. Artworks commissioned for specific spaces can be seen in the lobby, Long Bar and Raffles Spa. Pieces in hotel rooms give each of them its own unique character.

Private tour of the art collection

The Hotel Europejski Art Collection is one of the most important corporate and museum-level art collections in Poland. Guests staying at Raffles Europejski Warsaw are hereby invited to a private tour of the collection, where they can admire each piece at length.

Gallery and studio visit

The collection consists of artworks created by some of the most important Polish postwar and contemporary artists and were acquired from some of the best art galleries in Warsaw.
A private gallery or studio visit may be organised for you by the Art Collection Manager.

Private visit to the Zachęta National Art Gallery

Zachęta National Art Gallery is the oldest and the most important public gallery dedicated to modern and contemporary art in Warsaw. By special request, an exclusive, private visit can be arranged to the historic building of Zachęta.

To arrange a tour or visit, please contact the Art Collection Manager in advance.

Igor Bloch
Art Collection Manager
igor.bloch@raffles.com

Memory Rooms
Guests are invited to explore the hotel’s remarkable history in four Memory Rooms. Discreetly located on two floors of the hotel, each Memory Room has a different theme and its own exhibition of replicas, photographs and memorabilia.
Each display reflects a different facet of the hotel’s history: the time before the hotel and its foundation; the hotel and its art; social life in the Europejski during the interwar period; the 1960s Europejski, under state-owned enterprise Orbis.

Guide

HELLO IN POLISH Cześć
Money Polish Złoy (PLN)
Tips from 5 to 10%
ESPRESSO PRICE 8.50 zt
Raffles Europejski Warsaw

Krakowskie Przedmieście 13,

00-071Warsaw, Poland

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Attractions

Old Town
Old Town
This priceless site, with a history going back over 700 years, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Razed to the ground during World War II, the Old Town has been reconstructed from scratch. Must-visit attractions include the Royal Castle and the 22 metre high King Zygmunt column, erected in the 17th century. The highest monument in the city, it towers over the square, honouring King Zygmunt III Waza, who in 1596 moved the capital from Kraków to Warsaw.
Warsaw Rising Museum
Warsaw Rising Museum
One of the most modern and frequently visited of all Warsaw museums, this is an expression of homage paid by Varsovians to those who fought and died for a free Poland and the capital. The multimedia exhibition shows the struggle and daily lives of insurgents against the backdrop of dread under German occupation, and tells the story of post-war communist terror and the fate of Uprising's survivors in the Polish People's Republic. The greatest number of events are held during the week immediately preceding August 1st - the anniversary of the first day of the 1944 armed insurgence.
Palace of Culture and Science
Palace of Culture and Science
One of the most recognisable buildings in Warsaw, the Palace of Culture and Science is a perfect example of socialist-realist architecture and can be seen from every part of the city. It was erected as "a gift from the Soviet people", though gossip had it that it was ‘a gift from Stalin’ and thus a symbol of the Soviet domination. It houses over 3000 rooms, 4 theatres, a cinema, 2 orchestras, 3 museums and a Warsaw Tourist Information Point.
The Royal Łazienki
The Royal Łazienki
The residence of Poland's last king is one of the most attractive palace and park complexes in Europe. Located in the very heart of the city, the park is made up of three gardens: Royal, Belvedere and Modernist. In the Palace on the Isle, King Stanisław August Poniatowski held the famous Thursday lunches for scientists and poets to discuss ongoing events. Today the palace serves as a museum housing the royal collection of paintings.
Fryderyk Chopin
Fryderyk Chopin's Warsaw
The genius composer Fryderyk Chopin spent half of his life in Warsaw. This is where he grew up, was educated and composed many of his masterpieces. Important sites include the Holy Cross Church, where his heart is entombed, and his monument in the Royal Łazienki, where open-air concerts are held every Sunday from May to September. The world's largest collection of Chopin memorabilia can be found in the Fryderyk Chopin Museum. To enjoy his music, sit on one of the various Chopin benches placed around the city near important landmarks.
Copernicus Science Centre
Copernicus Science Centre
A kingdom of experiments and a heaven for the world-curious, this extraordinary centre invites visitors to delve into nature's mysteries and conduct experiments of their own – in fact, the founders want everyone to feel like a researcher and a discoverer. The exposition is divided into themed galleries, with experiment stands located in the nearby Explorer's Park right by the Vistula river bank.
National Museum in Warsaw
National Museum in Warsaw
One of the largest and most extensive collections in Poland, the museum holds over 800,000 exhibits of both Polish and foreign art dating from antiquity until now. It is also one of the most modern museums in Europe.
POLIN - Museum of the History of Polish Jews
POLIN - Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Before World War II, Jews accounted for 30 per cent of Warsaw residents. There were hundreds of Jewish schools and libraries, and over 120 newspaper titles. The museum tells the story of one thousand years of common Polish-Jewish history, including exhibitions on early medieval settlements, turbulent events over centuries, the Holocaust and the post-1989 renaissance of Jewish communities.
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Old Town
Old Town
Warsaw Rising Museum
Warsaw Rising Museum
Palace of Culture and Science
Palace of Culture and Science
The Royal Łazienki
The Royal Łazienki
Fryderyk Chopin
Fryderyk Chopin's Warsaw
Copernicus Science Centre
Copernicus Science Centre
National Museum in Warsaw
National Museum in Warsaw
POLIN - Museum of the History of Polish Jews
POLIN - Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Map and Directions

  • Metro
    Nearest Metro station is Nowy Świat-Uniwersytet (line M2).
  • Taxi
    20 minutes away from Frederic Chopin Airport.
    45 minutes away from Modlin Airport.

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