Alternative Warsaw

Eastern bazaar, bears at the tram stop and Google for Startups in an old vodka distillery – when you cross Wisła river and get to the eastern (right) river bank you will discover Warsaw that is an alternative to skyscrapers and reconstructions of the city center. First things first: the eastern bazaar is called in…

Chinese garden in the heart of Warsaw

There is a piece of Beijing in Warsaw. In summer the red lanterns will guide you along the paths of the most loved park in our city. Wile in winter and covered with snow? Well, like a Chinese fairy tale. Perhaps, it is a bit controversial – some people simply adore it, but some just…

Christmas in Warsaw

Every December Warsaw turns into a Christmas amusement park, full of light decorations and seasonal markets. The festive atmosphere lasts until the end of January, but the preparations have already started and you can see workers building sculptures and light pergolas all over the city centre. In 2018, the winter lights display covered approximately 20 km…

Stalin’s gift and five star decadence

Some love it, some hate it – but every one notices it while in Warsaw; The Palace of Culture and Science was a gift from Joseph Stalin and symbol of the Soviet Union political domination over Poland after WWII. The Palace was built in three years (between 1952 and 1955) by over 3500 construction workers…

A selfie with Frederic Chopin and the Warsaw’s highlights

What are the highlights of Warsaw? Well, the absolute must see in the historic area of Warsaw include: the Old Town and the Royal Castle (UNESCO World Heritage site), glimpses on Wisła (our river), the elegant Krakowskie Przedmieście, the modern University of Warsaw Library and its roof garden, the Chopin’s heart and… a personal selfie photo…

Praga and its Jewish heritage

The original hideout where a Righteous Among the Nations family was hiding Jews during WWII, two prayer halls and a glimpse of a pre-war city. The stories and architecture of the eastern part of Warsaw inspired Hollywood directors and local street art artists. For years Praga in Warsaw (the district on the eastern bank of…

selfie with Chopin, multimedia and national pride

Let’s start from the beginning – there was a photo competition in Warsaw organised by the Bureau of the city’s promotion. It is simple: take a selfie with Chopin, hashtag it: #selfiewithchopin #contest and wait for the results. It ended on May 14th, 2017, but there are Chopin themed multimedia that you can enjoy all the time….

War/saw: Warsaw and WWII

Are you interested in the city’s complex and heroic past? Would you like to find some traces of the WWII in Warsaw? It is possible even if you have just 3-4 hours to spare for a city walk and you prefer to stay in the city centre.     You can start your walk in…

Royal Baths of Warsaw: peacocks, squirrels and gondolas

 Peacocks, squirrels and gondolas… you will find all that, and more in Łazienki / the Royal Baths of Warsaw  or Park Łazienkowski. These names are given to one place that is considered the most magical in Warsaw. This is a common belief shared by the local people and visitors. So, what is all the fuss…

Summer means Chopin

It feels like summer in Warsaw lasts as long as the open air concerts in the Royal Łazienki Park. Every year, from May to September the area next to the Fryderyk Chopin Monument (the Polish spelling!) turns into an open air concert hall. It has been a city tradition since 1959. Worth experiencing even if you…