Poland’s golden autumn is at its finest in November! The fall colours beautify the Polish capital, making it a great time to visit, without the crowds. Be sure to bring a warm jacket and boots as the days are becoming cool but don’t worry – we have plenty of clever ways to keep you warm in Warsaw!
Here is my list of my absolute favourite things to see and do in Warsaw in November, to make your stay even more entertaining…
There is no need to be sad that the night closes in so quickly these days. When it gets dark, the gardens of the Royal Residence in Wilanow brighten with thousands of lights. Surrounded by the subtle shapes, led by labyrinths of lights, accompanied by music you will feel like Alice in Wonderland. Gardens are open everyday from 4 pm. to 9 pm, entrance fee is from 10 to 20 pln (2,5-4 EUR).
Visiting an old cemetery is like taking a walk through the park that includes a sculpture gallery and mementos of famous or important people. Old Powazki Cemetery is well worth a visit- a historic necropolis, founded in 1790 with graves of most distinguished residents of the city. In the evening it will sparkle with the candles that are brought here on All Saints Day.
King Jan’s Museum offers the chance to explore Princess Marshall Lubomirska’s Apartments, the Chinese and Hunting Rooms and the Storage or Residential rooms on the mezzanine. After your visit you should definitely pay the nearby Gardens of Light a visit (info above).
Open from Wednesday to Monday between 9.30-16.00, closed on Tuesdays
For the last 8 years, every November 3 Warsaw’s historic gems are open to the public for free. You can visit:
The Royal Łazienki Museum with the Palace on the Isle (Royal Picture Gallery and apartments), Old Orangery (Royal Theater, Royal Sculpture Gallery and Polish Sculpture Gallery) or Myśliwiecki Palace
Open from Tuesday to Thursday between 10.00-16.00, on Friday from 10.00-18.00, and from Saturday to Sunday from 10.00-16.00. Free tickets should be collected at museum ticket offices or directly at the facilities.
The Royal Castle – features permanent exhibitions including The Grand Suite and the Royal Suite with the Grand Hall (Ballroom), Bedroom, Canaletto Hall, Senator’s Hall, Matejko’s Rooms. In the second half of November, you will be able to visit the Royal Library – the only original interior that survived the Second World War, the Prison Cellar, the Lanckoronski Gallery (featuring works by Rembrandt) and the Gallery of Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts.
Open from Tuesday to Saturday between 10.00-18.00, on Friday from 10.00-20.00, and on Sunday from 11.00 to 18.00.
Featured image photo credit: Warsaw Tourist Board