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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. Arrange to visit Warsaw University Library and other attractions in Warsaw using our Warsaw tour planner.
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  • On the one hand, you can subscribe to one of the best libraries in Poland, on the other, we have entertainment (bowling, bars, shops), in the third the famous gardens on the roof, where you can go for walks. The building itself very charming-places to see.
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  • On the roof rather ugly building in the spring and summer bloom charming gardens. I would recommend visiting them for a moment to relax during a visit to Warsaw and enjoy the beautiful panorama of the...  more »
  • This is the perfect place to learn but also to walk and rest. Beautiful glass surrounded by vegetation, looks great in the summer and autumn.
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  • We stumbled upon it by chance having seen visiting the Copernicus Science Center nearby. It was not immediately find the entrance but once inside (free admission) opened an almost magical world! An amazing enchanted garden on the roof of the university library, a haven of peace, serenity and harmonious colors of nature within walking distance from the city center! Well worth a walk and also a stop on the benches! It was truly a find! @gargio76
  • A piece of monumental architecture, absolutely overwhelming. If you are visiting it in spring or summer you have to visit the rooftop gardens - they are stunning and you can admire the view of the city and the Vistula river. However it is important to notice that if you want to visit the inside of the library you have to be a registered user (it's free for students of Warsaw's University , otherwise it costs 10 PLN and you have to be over 16 years old). Sometimes they host events when you can enter for free.
  • The most inspiring library in the world. Amazing building. Very beautiful surroundings.
  • Most of the time its closed for outside visitors - to see inside part of library you need to wait until special event such as night of the museums. However it s beautiful building with open gardens on the rooftop (open during summer) and around the building.
  • I really recommend to visit rooftop garden. Awesome place!