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Night of Museums 2017 (Part 1)
For the 14th year on the trot, the evening of May 20th will see Warsaw’s museums, galleries and assorted institutions fling their doors open as part of the city’s annual Night of Museums. Though queues – even in the unlikeliest venues – reach horrifying proportions, it’s one of those...
The Zoopa

The Zoopa

Restaurants 30 January 2017 1

After a frosty walk through Park Praski this is exactly the kind of place you’d hope to find. Strong white color schemes are offset by copious shrubbery, contemporary seating and plenty of natural light, giving Zoopa a look that feels fresh and upbeat. Adding to that is a smart...
Neo Gothic Praga

Neo Gothic Praga

Features 5 November 2016 0

The Gothic revival that swept Europe in the 19th and early 20th century did not exclude Poland. In Warsaw, the Praga area became especially known for examples of this faux medieval style. Today several of these architectural nuggets survive, with the district’s brooding atmosphere and gloomy streets matched well...
Monumental Efforts
A six-meter tall yellow, Styrofoam monument has caused a stir after being unveiled in October in the courtyard of the Academy of Fine Arts. Drawing parallels to the ‘Four Sleepers’ monument celebrating Polish-Soviet ‘brotherhood in arms’, the parody has been revealed to be the work of Kaisu Almonkari. However,...
The Pearl Of Praga
Ząbkowska is more than just another street: it’s Praga’s spiritual gateway, a place where ‘things happen’. Its credentials attesting to this are numerous, though none stand up to scrutiny better than Otwarta Ząbkowska, a festival that seeks to encourage the ‘creative exchange of ideas and mutual inspiration’. Now in...
House of Curry
Heat seekers can ‘enjoy’ a genuine death-by-fire experience at House of Curry, though far milder curries are available for more sensitive palettes – either way, the experience is fantastic, and good news for those stuck out in the depths of Józefów. House of Curry ul. Patriotów 11 A, house-of-curry.pl
Temat Rzeka

Temat Rzeka

Going Out 22 June 2016 0

When it first opened in 2013, nowhere else in Europe had more internet check-ins. While there’s a suspicion that this summer will see a power shift to the beach bars on the left of the Wisła, Temat Rzeka continues to draw a crowd of hundreds – sometimes even more. Based...
The Gory Game – Local Football
As Euro 2016 hits mid-stride, the Insider explores the murky, desperate depths of the local lower leagues… by Alex WEBBER | photos by Ed WIGHT The eyes of the rest of Europe might well be on France this summer, but mine won’t. Where once I followed the England football team both...
Light Relief – Warsaw’s Neon Comeback
Embraced by the hipster generation, the art of neon has enjoyed an unlikely revival. At the center of this resurgence is a small little workshop operated by Jacek Hanak…  by Stuart DOWELL | photos by Kevin DEMARIA Warsaw, Targówek, ulica Rzeczna. Our fellow bus passengers have dwindled until it is just...
Gone To The Wall. Warsaw Street Art
For so long kept stony silent, the walls of Warsaw are speaking up, channeling the voice of the wider community through the medium of art. Loaded with relevant messages and subliminal meaning, the gargantuan works that have been splashed onto the sides of buildings are transforming the city, and...

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