Exhibition: Love & Duty. The January Uprising
FeaturesInsider News 2 February 2023 0
The Royal Castle’s latest exhibition takes a deeper look at the January Uprising… The January Uprising was the largest and longest-lasting independence insurrection during the period of partitions. This uprising against the Russian invaders united Poles, Lithuanians, Belarussians, and Ukrainians, forever left its mark and became an inspiration for... Read more
Monkey Business: The Legend of Pałac Branickich
Completed in 1753 for Count Jan Klemens Branicki, the Rococo-styled Pałac Branickich is to regain its luster under a new guise as a luxury hotel owned by the Marriott group. Set to open next year, the project is already being hailed for the sensitivity of a restoration that will... Read more
Happy Birthday… Old Town!
“I have seen many cities destroyed, but nowhere have I been faced with such destruction.” So said a stunner General Eisenhower whilst touring the ruins of Warsaw at the end of the war. Even be their own horrifying benchmarks, the Nazis had done a sickeningly proficient job of flattening... Read more
Eastern Secrets of Old Town
A Not So Lucky Pillar? Should you shift the capital to Warsaw, then expect a 22-meter column to go up in your name. At least, that’s what happened in the case of Zygmunt III Vasa. Constructed on the orders of his son in 1644, the granite column was inspired... Read more
Even for an institution in the habit of presenting memorable temporary exhibitions, there is a sense that the Museum of Warsaw have excelled themselves with their latest effort. Titled ‘Animals in Warsaw’, the exhibition explores the capital’s relationship with other species, and leaves few stones unturned in the process.... Read more
Neighborhood Watch: Mariensztat
Originally established by an 18th century nobleman who named it after his wife, Maria, it didn’t take long for the Mariensztat district to veer from its intended genteel look. By the outbreak of WWII the area had become an unnavigable confusion of tangled streets and tumbledown tenements: pimps, prostitutes... Read more
Happy Constitution Day!
Masterminded by the nation’s last monarch, Stanisław August Poniatowski, the constitution was visionary at the time, seeking to reduce the inequalities associated with serfdom whilst also bringing widespread reforms to the monarchy. Regarded as “a milestone in the history of law and in the growth of democracy,” it was... Read more
1920: In Posters!
Officially opened to the public earlier today, and set to run until New Year’s Eve, the exhibition aims to communicate the facts of “the battle that saved Europe from Communism”, through poster art – a medium that the organizers purposefully picked so as to appeal to younger generations. Following... Read more
Xmas & The Old Town
Honeycombed with nooks, niches, passages and alleys, never does the capital’s Old Town feel as enticing as under a glaze of frost at the height of winter… For Dates On Skates There are bigger ice rinks to be enjoyed elsewhere in the city, but none quite as enchanting as... Read more
Restaurants 25 November 2019 0
Renovated by the renowned stage designers Marcin and Mateusz Stajewski, this subterranean venue is set with arcing brick walls and polished bits of fancy: elegant enough for something special yet casual enough for walk-ins. Originally founded in 1986 by the Theater Guild as a space in which performers could... Read more