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26 Reasons To Love Praga Północ
Beat… The Buzzer Designed by the same dude responsible for Hala Mirowska and Hala Gwardii, the building at Kłopotowskiego 38 has long been known as home to what many hail to be Poland’s most beautiful staircase. Starring in countless films (among them, The Man With The Magic Box, a...
Walls & Peace: Urban Art Of Saska K.
With its leafy streets lined with modernist villas and badly parked jeeps, Saska Kępa isn’t the first name to mind when thinking about raw visceral street art – but that’s just what you’ll find at Tel Aviv’s latest venture. Inspired by the mega hip Florentin district of the Israeli...
Great Outdoors: Warsaw’s Best Summer Drink Spots!
For the Insider’s top choices for al fresco drinking, look no further than the following seasonal stars… Bar Studio Pl. Defilad 1 The dehumanizing scale of the Palace of Culture is diluted in warmer weather when Pl. Defilad turns into something of an outdoor party thanks to Bar Studio’s...
Here Is Muranów

Here Is Muranów

Features 5 August 2020 0

When, in 1686, Simone Giuseppe Bellotti – the Polish Royal Court’s architect – built a palace close to the site of today’s Intraco tower, could he ever have envisaged what would become of the area over the centuries that followed? Could he have imagined that it would serve as...
Step Inside: Nobu Opens Its Doors!
The waiting is over! With its opening originally pushed back due to the challenges presented by the coronavirus, the Nobu Warsaw Hotel finally opened its doors to receive guests yesterday. Joining two distinct sections – one a hyper-modern, black, V-shaped structure, and the other the pristine white tenement that...
Monuments of the Warsaw Uprising
Recognition for the Uprising has been a long time in coming: not just internationally, but domestically also. In the period that followed the war Poland’s puppet government viewed participants as ‘anti Communist adventurers’, with veterans facing widespread persecution, and often imprisonment in the Siberian gulags or exile to the...
Summer For The Koneser
Daily from noon, Pl. Konesera Adventure Warsaw Zone Adventure Warsaw invite you to partake in courtyard games, weekend tournaments and city-related games. Visit also for sightseeing trips and a mini-exhibition from the brilliantly quirky Museum of Life Under Communism. Open daily, enter from Pasażu Konesera, Sculpture Laboratory From modernist...
Uprising: Then & Now
Though the 1944 Warsaw Uprising has been the subject of numerous books, few have succeeded in creating the visual impact of Teraz ’44 by Michał Wójcik and Marcin Dziedzic… With the Eastern Front rumbling towards Warsaw, the Polish Home Army launched the Warsaw Uprising with the dual aim of liberating...
The Warsaw Uprising… In Color
Having amassed nearly 70,000 followers on Facebook, Mikołaj Kaczmarek has become one of the country’s best known graphic artists specializing in the colorization of historic photos. This issue he selects his most powerful works connected to the insurgency that nearly cost the city its existence… WI: How complex is...
Happy Birthday: W-Z & Mariensztat!
The wholesale destruction of Warsaw afforded architects the unique opportunity to rebuild what had hitherto been a dense, dark city and remodel it in their own futuristic (albeit party-approved) vision. Rising to the challenge with gusto, of all the early schemes the W-Z highway was among the more high...

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