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Features 31 January 2023 0

Revolutionizing the city’s Pilates scene with her non-standard classes, we catch up with Iga Majewska of Warsaw Pilates to learn more about her mission… WI: What are the principal points of Pilates? Iga Majewska: Pilates is a low-impact workout method that doesn’t just strengthen and tone the body, but... Read more
90s Icon Under Threat!
A unique product of its time, one of Warsaw’s best surviving examples of 1990s architecture stands to lose it extraordinary color after plans were leaked suggesting that its exterior would be repainted.   Opened in 1992, and authored by architects Wolfgang Triessing and Maciej Nowicki, the Sobieski Hotel has... Read more
Ghetto Uprising Photos Revealed
Shot by a firefighter called into service during the time, a priceless roll of negatives capturing the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising have been discovered in an attic… Handed to the POLIN Museum in January, the film will now form an integral part of a forthcoming exhibition that will mark the... Read more
Going Out: Winter Cocktail Classics
As Warsaw’s enters its second blast of winter, join us for a look inside our favorite winter cocktail dens… Back Room Koszykowa 49A Opened at a time when Warsaw was going through its speakeasy phase, Back Room owes its continued success to more than just its jazzy, Prohibition era... Read more
The Big Market Question
News that the outdoor Hala Gwardii market (not to be confused with the Hala Gwardii hall) will be ‘revitalized’ has dominated local headlines recently, and in the process sparked a furious backlash from city campaigners. Fearing that the market will become unaffordable to all but a select few, activists... Read more
The Muranów Street Food Revolution!
Forming an inverted L-shape, the area around Nowolipki and Jana Pawła has become something of a mecca of authentic street food tastes… Achi Achi Jana Pawła 41A This lively little joint gives Japanese food a new spin with its presentation of on-the-run fried foods served in various combinations. Topped... Read more
Mokotów Mural Honors Inter-War Legend
Unveiled just before Christmas, the latest mural from the canon of Tytus Brzozowski has cast a spotlight on one of Warsaw’s great inter-war characters, Stanisław Wojciechowski. Found on Madalińskiego 6/8, and created using smog-eating, air-purifying paints, the mural was unveiled on the centenary of Wojciechowski assuming the Presidency following... Read more
Warsaw of the Future
Motivated by their desire to get Poles thinking about their financial security, ING Bank Śląski have launched an unusual campaign encouraging people to imagine where they will be in the future. Found online at ja-w-przyszlosci.pl, those volunteering the wildest suggestions have found their dreams becoming reality courtesy of futuristic... Read more
Warsaw Venues In World Design Top 10
Not one, but two Warsaw hangouts have been named in Dezeen’s “Top 10 Bar & Restaurant Interiors 2022”. Competing against venues from the likes of London, Lyon, Antwetp and Seoul, the Polish capital was the only city to feature two entries on the hotlist with Va Bene Cicchetti and... Read more
Hit Or Miss? New Museum Sparks Debate
With its scaffolding removed, and the building now assuming its final form, the future seat of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw has faced a wave of criticism after its exterior was revealed after months under wraps. “I never thought I would miss the sight of the Palace... Read more