Walking in Warsaw, from the library to the park

Route in the Polish capital, between the university library and the park Łazienki
  • Travelling time: half day

  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Why we love it: green area of the polish capital

  • Length: 5 km

  • Total Elevation Gain: 0 m

  • Way to travel: By bike, by foot, by public transport

  • Cost: 0 €

  • Our Advice: During spring and summer

Trip to Warsaw: I started staying at the hotel ibis, ad I tell about the commitment of the managemant in the environmental field. I wanted to bring attention to the magnificent city park, and the least known library.

Łazienki park of Warsaw
Łazienki park of Warsaw, photo by Bartosz MORĄG via Flickr

Both are within easy reach by public transport.

University Library in Warsaw
University Library in Warsaw, photo by Andrew Seles via Flickr

A Green travel in Warsaw, a Video

In the video I show how the Polish capital is rich in green areas.

Czesc! Or hello in Polish.

We are indeed in Warsaw. I’m staying in Ibis hotel and I am very happy to be here aldo for the discussion of sustainability. Those who follow my videos know that I care vey much to stay in hotels that are active in the environmental field. Already behind me you can see their efforts to reduce emissions, save water and electricity.

From Palace of Culture and Science, landmark of Warsaw, as well as the highest building, I take these pictures showing the presence of various green areas well inserted between the skyscrapers in the modern city.

Warsaw is a very green city. More than a quarter of its territory is covered with green areas. And I would say that this is one of my favorites, so it’s not only for students but also for citizens and tourists. The roof of the library has turned into a roof garden. It really is a very nice idea and they also built a point of observation.

From here the panorama is very beautiful: from the stadium to the banks of the Vistula to the skyscrapers under construction. I guess that's really one of the places that I will remember most of Warsaw. The library was opened in 2002 and built by a Polish architect. The roof garden is one of the largest and most beautiful in Europe. It consists of two levels, the upper with the observation point and the lower with lakes and granite sculptures.

The garden is really well-kept. Behind me over this beautiful tulips there’s the belvedere, the name itself is very explanatory. It is the residence of the Poland’s president.

The Łazienki Park has become one of the favorite destination of citizens and also of tourists because of its historical importance. The park's name means Royal Baths, but not only it has this cultural value, also the landscape and nature since the park is inhabited by squirrels, ducks and peacocks. The park is truly a marvel.

Behind me there’s what it is called the Palace on the Island, the two sides is surrounded by the lake and on this side then there is the theater of the island where many works are represented outdoors in the summer.

The romantic character of the park as well as by the picturesque lanes and bridges on the water is also stressed by buildings inspired by oriental and even classical architecture. This harmony of the park between buildings and nature then recurs throughout the city. The capital that was destroyed during World War II was rebuilt in the balance between green and built.

 

Author: Daphne della Vite - prize "Share your Green Adventure"

Cover image: Narodowi station, photo by Giuseppe Milo via Flickr