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Into The… Green!
News that Warsaw’s parks had reopened following their temporary closure was greeted with the kind of fanfare usually reserved for a moon landing. Just in the nick of time for summer, we bring you our rundown of the ones that can’t be missed! For… The Best of Warsaw Łazienki...
Art Of The Matter: Łazienki
More than just the green lungs of Warsaw, Łazienki is a treasure trove of fine art and sculpture from days of old… BY STUART DOWELL If often feels like Warsaw is a city with chip on its shoulder, always apologising for itself. Like a former stage queen drowning her...
The Glories of Łazienki
Warsaw, and its residents, sure like their parks. Seventy-six fall within the city limits, making the city one of the greenest in Europe. Spoilt for choice they might be, but if the populace were pressed to pick one they couldn’t live without then its highly likely Łazienki would be...
Back To Nature: Łazienki’s Botanical Garden
Avoid the hordes that head to Łazienki and get horticultural by rooting around the lesser-known Botanical Garden… BY ALEX WEBBER | PHOTOS BY KEVIN DEMARIA An extraordinary enclave of horticultural treasure, the University of Warsaw’s Botanical Garden is nothing if it is not a surprise: secretive, serene and certainly...
Dziki Lokator

Dziki Lokator

Going Out 11 May 2016 0

The principal role of Dziki Lokator? Tough one: it’s a pizzeria, a café, bistro and bar. But with the doors closing usually no later than 8 p.m., its function as the latter is often overlooked. That’s something of a mistake, especially in the summer months when the park location...
Oh Sylwia

Oh Sylwia

Blog 25 November 2015 0

I’ll tell you what I live about this city. You think you know the place inside out and then, bang, it pulls a rabbit out of the hat and leaves you bamboozled. That happened to me in Bródno the other week. I mean no offence to the people that...
Best of Warsaw: Institution
The word ‘institution’ is over-used, to the point it’s become trivialized. But if there’s one restaurant in Warsaw worthy of such a term, then let that be the Belvedere. Now back in the mid-90s, when the Insider was in shorts and starting off in the world, the city was...
Just A Perfect Day
Take 24hrs and a small section of the city and the Insider brings you a perfect day… It’s not often my day begins at daybreak – hey, those are the perks of being ‘funemployed’ – but on the occasions it does then WakeCup Café (Franciszkańska 14) is the first...
Cultural Poster Series
Calling fans of poster design – take a prowl along the al. Ujazdowskie side of Łazienki this summer to see works by two prominent Asian artists: U.G. Sato and Jianping He. Runs until the end of August For further details check the Łazienki website: www.lazienki.pl        ...
Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Features 3 October 2013 0

Built less than 100 years ago as Poland’s first garden city, the very concept of Podkowa Leśna was seen as futuristic at the time. Today, hidden in a wooded valley, it represents a secret sanctuary from the big city bedlam… Set about 30 kilometers south west of Warsaw, the...

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