Warsaw University Library, Warsaw

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Warsaw University Library is known for its main facade covered with large blocks of classical texts, as well as its roof garden--one of the largest in Europe. Notice a large open book with the inscription "hinc omnia" at the entrance. The university motto means "from here--all." The front lobby area and the main section are connected by a small passage covered by a glass roof. Visit the botanical garden on the roof, filled with bridges, streams, pathways, sculptures, and a fish pond. From the deck you can get great views of the city and the river below. The library also offers guided tours. A visit to Warsaw University Library represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Warsaw day trip app to plot your vacation.
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  • An extraordinary experience-garden green, fragrant blossoms, small pools and streams, reading room glimpses from the top of the garden, bridges, statues and many, many steps and grass. Allow fun to be an hour or two. Don't give up the structure itself, including the backbone is illuminated by a glass roof and is selling the posters is only there for lunch (posters, some rare depending on rates could be visible on a nearby store).
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  • It is a very nice part of Warsaw, and it worth visiting it. You can enjoy a nice walk away fro the city but inside the city. All green surroundings, very nice atmosphere and a great city view. If you ...  more »
  • An interesting budynetk with terrace at the top overlooking the Vistula River, green, interesting vegetation, benches for relaxation, Café is in the Middle,
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  • One of my top picks for Warsaw. Seems like a nice place to study. I've only been to the roof which in itself is definitely worth a visit. It gives you a nice view of Warsaw, and has lots of cosy places to just sit down and relax amongst the greenery.
  • Such an amazing building! And the roof is a beautiful botanic garden. Worth the visit and is also good to have a coffee or snack inside.
  • Oh i love the roof! You can even eat grapes here (it grows here), the view is nice. Atmosphere is romantic and good for working at the same time.
  • Hidden gem! This public library has an amazing garden to walk through. Not just next to the building but on top of the building as well! It's a great place to let the kids stretch their legs, take a nice break or check out the view!
  • My favourite place in all Warsow! An amazing place to relax, to tan in the sun / free-no ticket, no tax for toilet, drinkable water down inside the library!

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