by Łukasz Safiański
Concierge & Guest Services Manager
@Sofitel Warsaw Victoria
I am more than pleased to introduce you to some of the most important events which will take place in Warsaw during the first part of the summer. As the peak of the season will be starting very soon, Poland’s capital has a lot to offer to its visitors concerning outdoor activities and events, especially related to different kinds of music.
Starting with Warsaw’s annual classics, you will have an opportunity to listen to concerts of Frederic Chopin’s music in the picturesque surroundings of the gardens of the Łazienki Palace. Concerts will be performed each Sunday at 12:00pm and 4:00pm until the 24th September. What is more, in Żelazowa Wola – the birthplace of our famous composer – you may listen to the recitals of Chopin’s music every weekend at 12:00pm and 3:00pm.
Like every year in Warsaw, visitors will also have an opportunity to admire the amazing weekly shows at Multimedia Fountain Park. Performed every Friday and Saturday at 9:30pm, shows which link music, lights and water take place close to the Old Town along the Vistula river. In recent years these performances have become one of Warsaw’s top events to see.
From the very beginning of July all jazz fans should not miss the opportunity to visit Warsaw’s Old Town where an annual series of concerts will be held. Each Saturday evening for the next two months world famous musicians will fill the Old Town’s main square with the sounds of their jazz classics. For the program of concerts please visit the festival’s Facebook fanpage ‘Jazz na Starówce’.
It is also hard not to mention that our capital has also a lot to offer for food lovers. For the early birds in different points of the city – at Żoliborz, Mokotów and Praga districts – special breakfast markets are at your disposal. Those who prefer late dinners should not miss the so called ‘Nocny Market’ (‘Night Market’) which is located close to the city centre at the former Warsaw Main Railway Station.
When looking for a unique way of spending your free time, the city of Warsaw offers relaxing cruises along the Vistula River. You may use the so called ‘water trams’ which can take you for a 1.5h hour trip along Warsaw’s central part of the river. A second option you may chose is a whole day journey with a ship to the city of Serock located at Zegrze Lake.
The above-mentioned attractions, prepared by City of Warsaw for the coming summer season, are just a few of the suggestions which you may find useful during your stay in Poland’s capital. If you are interested in any of these or looking for any other recommendations for spending your free time, we remain at your disposal.