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
An iconic collection for an iconic hotel
Raffles Europejski Warsaw is more than a hotel; it is a space for almost 500 works by 120 artists. A celebration of Poland’s creativity. Originally envisaged as a unique portrait of the contemporary art scene in Poland the collection, curated by Barbara Piwowarska and Anda Rottenberg, was developed to encompass established artists, artworks commissioned specifically for certain spaces and a carefully curated selection of post-war modernist pieces and objects. In each instance, there was one criteria: the artists had to be Polish. Viewed in its entirety, the collection offers an in-depth narrative of Polish art from the 50s to this day.
Set against the backdrop of the hotel’s interiors, the works constitute a counterpoint to its eclectic décor. Those pieces commissioned for specific spaces can be seen in the lobby, Long Bar, Raffles Spa and on plinths by the elevators. In private spaces, specially selected works give each hotel room its own character. The choice as well as the display of the works make the collection unique.

Memory Rooms

Guests are invited to explore and consider the hotel’s remarkable history and the changes this iconic building has seen in our Memory Rooms. Discreetly located on different floors of the hotel, these special rooms are carefully thought through contemplative spaces.
Each of the rooms has a different theme and its own exhibition of art and photographs, including a display that reflects the time before the hotel and its foundation; the hotel and its art; social life in the Europejski during the glamorous 1920s; and the 1930s Europejski, under Orbis.

City and Art Tours
Let our knowledgeable Art Concierge take care of your itinerary, helping you to make the most of every minute of your visit to Warsaw. We can arrange guided tours of the city and its art, make reservations and organise transport with the hotel’s on-site limousine service.

Guide

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

Krakowskie Przedmieście 13,

00-071 Warsaw, Poland

Map and Directions

  • Metro
    Nearest Metro station is Nowy Świat-Uniwersytet (line M2).

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

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