Not All Heroes Wear Capes!
A striking new mural has been unveiled on Tamka paying tribute to the unrelenting work of health workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Complete with the slogan “Not All Heroes Wear Capes”, the mural, found on Tamka 37, features members of the public together with Superman looking on admiringly at... Read more
Covid-19 Hits Warsaw
With Poland’s first case of Covid-19 confirmed on March 4th, it didn’t take long for the virus to spread across the nation. For their part, the government moved fast to outlaw mass gatherings, close schools and shut borders. Bafflingly, the response of the church was more muddied with some... Read more
A one-to-one scale replica of Łazienki Park’s Palace on the Isle stole the show at Sapporo’s annual Snow Festival after being unveiled as part of celebrations held to celebrate the centenary of Polish-Japanese diplomatic relations. Carved entirely from ice, it took 100 soldiers just twenty-eight days to recreate the... Read more
Powiśle Hits Guardian’s Cool List
Tucked between the Wisła and the city center, Powiśle’s resurgence was seemingly rubber stamped earlier in February when the district found itself listed sixth in The Guardian’s Top Ten rundown of “Europe’s Coolest Neighborhoods”. Praised for its carnival-like summer scene, the riverfront boulevards were highlighted as one of its... Read more
Wallpaper Hails Warsaw Restaurant
Warsaw’s Opasły Tom restaurant found itself plunged into the global spotlight in January after being shortlisted by Wallpaper* magazine in the restaurant category of its annual design awards. Though losing out to Europe’s only underwater restaurant, Norway’s much-acclaimed Under, the eatery nonetheless found itself heaped with praise by the... Read more
Smog Choker!

Smog Choker!

Insider News 18 January 2020 0

Warsaw woke up on January 17th to scenes reminiscent of Silent Hill. Blanketed in a thick fug of smog, particulate levels registered three times above the recommended maximum threshold. Remarkably, residents of the capital could count themselves lucky – according to statistics released by AirVisual, an independent air monitoring... Read more
Lego Record Smashed!
Though still awaiting official confirmation from officials at Guinness, early indications suggest that a replica of Notre Dame Cathedral has smashed all previous records to become the largest Lego building in the world. Measuring 2.72 meters in height, 378 centimeters in length and 143 centimeters in width, the blockbusting... Read more
Game Over: Black Cat
The never-ending saga of the Czarny Kot hotel drew a step closer to finally reaching its conclusion after a demolition crew set to work in mid-December. First built in 1990, the six-story behemoth has consistently been cited as being one of the capital’s ugliest structures, not to mention its... Read more
And Then There Was Light!
Warsaw’s Christmas countdown will become all the more real on December 7th, the date on which the switch is flicked on the city’s lights. Celebrated as one of Europe’s largest seasonal light shows, approximately 4.5 million energy efficient LED bulbs will sparkle through the city to form a truly... Read more
Chef Breaks Into World Top 100
Six years after his eponymous restaurant became the first Polish eatery to be awarded a Michelin star, Wojciech Amaro has again made history after becoming the only Pole to ever be included on the Top 100 list organized by the Best Chef Awards. Famed as the founding father of... Read more