sightseeing

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...
Historic Łazienki Stables To Reopen!
Built between 1825 and 1826, they were constructed to a horseshoe-shaped design authored by Jakub Kubicki, an architect that began his career during the reign of King Stanisław August. Accommodating 48 horses and eight horse-drawn carriages, the building survived WWII without much damage and will now house an exhibition...
Rock On: A Jarocin Retrospective
Background Jarocin Festival was one of the biggest rock festivals in 1980s Europe and by far the biggest festival of alternative music in the Eastern Bloc. Regarded by some as the Polish Woodstock, some believe that the festival was designed by the government’s secret service to create a “safe...
Miniature Park Returns!
Settling for a three-year lease on the corner of Świętokrzyska and Marszałkowska, this remarkable labor of love presents a range of meticulously detailed 1:25 scale models of some of the most glorious buildings. Showcasing the lost architectural gems that once dazzled the city, visitors can once again get up...
Praga Gets Yarn Bombed!
In an area well-known for its community actions and spontaneous outbreaks of street art, the past few weeks have seen the yarn bombing of nearly 40 bollards positioned on Praga’s Kawęczyńska street. Led by an NGO called The Michałów Society (Praskie Stowarzyszenie Mieszkańców “Michałów”), the action began last year...
Freaky Corpse Plant Thrills Warsaw!
Commonly known as ‘the corpse plant’ on account of the hideous smell it gives off when in bloom, the amorphophallus titanium first fell into the Botanical Garden’s ownership a decade ago when it arrived from the exotic island of Sumatra. Since then, however, it has stubbornly refused to bloom...
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...
Deep Dive: Brzeska
Tainted somewhat by its unsavory reputation, you don’t need to go too far back in time to remember the days when Varsovians had this down as “the most dangerous street in Warsaw”. You’d be happy to visit, but only if you were carrying a handgun and helmet. But though...
Totally Roar-Some!
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....
Neighborhood Watch: New Town
Old Town’s lesser visited relation begins outside the redbrick Barbikan, and if our history books are correct, wasn’t legally absorbed into Warsaw until the 18th century – that’s 300-years after settlements first appeared. Now while it doesn’t get quite the footfall of its older neighbor, that’s not to say...

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