St. Anne's Church, Warsaw

St. Anne's Church, Warsaw

For the finest views of Stare Miasto, head to the vantage point at St. Anne's Church, one of Poland's oldest and most beautiful churches.

St. Anne's Church in Warsaw is situated at the entrance to the Old Town, just a few meters from the Royal Castle and Sigismund's Column. It serves as a passage for numerous tourists exploring Warsaw, yet not all manage to discover the enchanting interior of the church.

The present St. Anne's Church was originally constructed in the 15th century with its Gothic-style facade and was completed in 1770, making it Warsaw's oldest church. Elements like the organ, pulpit, and main altar retain their original form.

Inside, the church boasts a striking Baroque interior, featuring a main nave adorned with frescoes that intricately cover the entire ceiling. The absence of a bell tower led to the construction of a separate tower in the 16th century, now serving as an observation point.

St. Anne's Church's Viewpoint

The viewing tower, known as Taras Widokowy, provides the most breathtaking vistas of Warsaw's historic center. As a separate structure from the church, visitors can access the viewing platform via a footbridge.

From the panoramic viewpoint of St. Anne's Stare Miasto, on clear days, you can even spot the modern side of Warsaw and the silhouettes of neighboring cities.


May to October:
Monday to Friday: 10 am to 9 pm
November to April:
Monday to Friday: 10 am to 6 pm


Admission to the church is free.
To climb the tower: 5 (US$ 1.30)


Buses: lines 160, 190, and 527
Tram: lines 4, 13, 20, 23, and 26