The baroque "Lazienki Park" is one of the top sights of Warsaw. The park was built in the 17th century by Tylman van Gameren for Earl Stanislaw Lubomirski. Main design element of the garden is water. The "Lazienki Palace" is also situated on an island in the lake.
The "Ujazdowski Castle" is situated on the site of the first settlement of Warsaw. The castle of Jasdow was destroyed in the 11th century and replaced by a hunting castle in the 17th century. A baroque water basin forms a grandiose view on the castle.
If you are looking for a place to relax in the center of Warsaw, you can look for a quiet place on the embankment between the Old Town "Stare Miasta" and the Vistula River. You can go for a stroll along the river bank or lay down in the grass and watch the water passing by.
The "Vistula River" is with it's 1047 km the longest river in Poland. It originates in the Silesian mountains and flows into the "Baltic Sea". Warsaw is situated on a small hill above the river. City and river are separated by the embankment. On the city side there is a promenade, on the side of "Praga" there is a natural embankment.