French-Masovian Dance Party!
This is your chance to be more local than the locals and learn a Masovian dance! You may have heard about the polonaise (Chopin composed some in his lifetime, being the greatest Polish composer), but oberek and kujawiak probably mean nothing to you. See dance masters in action and then have them teach you their stuff! And you’ll have a live band accompanying you!
The brilliant Dar Ages
Visit astounding Medieval Art Gallery in National Museum of Warsaw, for free!
The National Museum in Warsaw’s collection of Medieval art, the richest and most diverse of its kind in Poland, after long refurbishment, is once again open to visitors in a completely new and unique format. Famous works such as the Beautiful Madonna from Wrocław, the Grudziądz Polyptych, the Annunciation with the Unicorn Polyptych, the Triptych with the Legend of Saint Stanislaus the Bishop and the monumental altarpiece from Pruszcz Gdański are presented in a modern arrangement specifically designed to resonate with the modern viewer.
And if you’re willing to dish out 20 PLN, we heartily recommend the exhibition of Aleksander Gierymski’s paintings, mostly depicting Warsaw residents! The recently returned painting “Jewish Woman with Oranges” is one of his most iconic works.
World’s best chocolate… according to Varsovians, at least!
You deserve a treat, especially if you’re after a day of sight-seeing! Ask any local and you’ll learn that the best chocolate is made by the Wedel company here in Warsaw, Poland. The company was founded back in the first half of 19th century and is famous for many other products including Ptasie Mleczko chocolate-covered marshmallows, mieszanka wedlowska candy mix and Delicje szampańskie cookies (you can stock up on them in the flagship store at ul.Szpitalna 8, right next to the cafe)
To have a real hot chocolate drink (and not just cocoa or liquidy pudding), head for the imperial-style cafe in the chocolate factory’s former location located smack in the city center. 12 PLN gets you a cup of chocolatey bliss. Have a window seat to people-watch. Smacznego/bon appetit!
Where: Pijalnia czekolady E.Wedel (E.Wedel Flagship Chocolate Drinkery), ul. Szpitalna 8
Map: click to open
When: open daily, 8am-10pm on weekdays, 10am-9pm on weekends
How much: ca.12 PLN
Details: click here for a note from Wedel admirer
What will it be on Tuesday: Warsaw calorie burning (through very local dancing) or gaining (through very local chocolate)? Or perhaps you’ll feast your eyes on Warsaw art? (photo from spottedbylocals.com)