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Ursynów Set For Stunning Park Makeover
Established in 2016, and named Park im. Cichociemnych Spadochroniarzy AK after a WWII paratrooper regiment, the park is built around a hill that was constructed on top of leftover construction debris amassed whilst the neighboring housing estates were being built in the 1970s. The planned redevelopment of the park...
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...
The Friday Feeling: Śródmieście Południowe
The Big Buzz If ever a street was dying to be pedestrianized then it’s definitely Poznańska. In summer, find an international crowd of partying professionals spilling out of bars like Beirut and Kraken to give the area a real street party vibe. The recent addition of VHS, an 80s-themed...
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...
Warsaw Eco Playground A World First
Designed by the London-based ecoLogicStudio, the project allows children to play inside a cylindrical AirBubble containing the purest air in the city. Set outside the innovative Copernicus Science Center, the solar-powered structure has been kitted out with soft, squidgy seating and hanging ropes – by jumping on these, children...
Equality Parade Returns
Set to take place on June 19th, participants will gather outside the Palace of Culture & Science and 2 p.m. before setting off an hour later. In line with covid protocols, organizers have stressed that all those attending should wear masks and keep safe distances. As it stands, the...
Plug In To… Elektrownia Powiśle
Background Brief Even in a country that has embraced reviving its historic industrial landmarks, the transformation of the Elektrownia power plant has been nothing short of spectacular – a point affirmed by its recent award from City Hall as the capital’s best new example of “Commercial Architecture”. Built first...
Ice Cream Screams: The Best In Warsaw?
Budka z Lodami / Sosenka ul. Francuska 30 On sunny weekends you’ll find Saska’s longest queues building up outside this simple, street-side cabin. With social distancing now ‘a thing’, those queues are likely to get even bigger! Everyone (including the Insider’s dog) agrees they’re worth the time, not least...
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...
Nine Terraces You NEED To Know
Ale Wino ul. Mokotowska 48 At first you think you’re walking into a car park. And then, BOSH, it hits you – a beautiful inner-city refuge with smart wooden decking, a slanting sail blocking out the sun’s full power, and bespoke, funky chairs from the esteemed Studio Rygalik. You...

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