Elektrownia Powiśle

Elektrownia Powiśle z fontanną, fot. Filip Kwiatkowski
For almost 100 years, this power plant supplied energy to the city. Now it attracts all those who enjoy good food, shopping and body care. If you are on the Vistula boulevards near the Copernicus Science Centre, make sure to visit.
In buildings that formerly housed the boiler and engine rooms are several spacious, atmospheric bars and over a dozen restaurants serving delicacies from around the world, as well as many fashionable shops.
If relaxation is your goal, visit the top floor of the building, where 10 beauty salons offer a few hundred different cosmetic treatments to pamper you.
During your visit to the Elektrownia, pay attention to the skilfully renovated elements of its architecture: brick walls, 30-metre chimneys, the (now glass) elevator shaft, which was once used to transport coal, and the enormous steel construction that supports the attic. In an industrial ambience, you will see worn switchboards and authentic insulators used as elements of lamps. Careful observers may also notice traces of World War II.
The power plant pulses with life today – courtyards between its buildings host film screenings, “Light, Water, Sound” fountain shows, yoga classes and other events. A farmer’s market is also organised a few times a week, where visitors can buy fresh products directly from producers.

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