Situated on the right bank of the Vistula, Praga is seen as the most genuine and authentic part of the city. During World War II, it did not suffer as much as the city centre; hence, you can still admire its original architecture. The charming alleys, restaurants pulsating with life, trendy art galleries, and exceptional combination of historical industrial architecture with modern design concepts have made Praga a favourite spot among Warsaw’s artists and creatives.
ul. Ratuszowa 1/3
The Warsaw Zoo is a place where neither adults nor children will ever get bored. The zoo is home to several thousand different animal species, including elephants, giraffes, meerkats, and venomous snakes. You will have the chance to see the comfortable abode of gorillas and the modern hippo habitat. If you like places with history, then take a look inside the Żabiński Villa. During World War II, the zoo’s director, Antoni Żabiński, gave shelter to those in need, mainly Jews who had escaped from the ghetto, accommodating them in the villa’s basement. Their story was depicted in Hollywood movie The Zookeeper’s Wife from 2017.
Praga Museum of Warsaw
ul. Targowa 50/52
The Praga Museum of Warsaw is located right next to the famous Różycki Market. Not only will you be able to learn about the history of Warsaw’s right bank district at the museum, but you will also be able to get acquainted with the atmosphere of the local markets and courtyards. Listen to incredible stories told by the local inhabitants and don’t forget to go up to the viewing deck and take a look at this part of the city.
ul. Mińska 25, building 55
The Neon Museum is located in the trendy, post-industrial Soho Factory. The only one of its kind in Europe, this museum offers a second life to neon advertising lights. Very popular during the communist period, neon lights have fallen into neglect and oblivion. Now having returned to their former glory, they are extremely pleasing to the eye due to their incredible designs and the hint of nostalgia they inspire.
Charm of the PRL Museum
ul. Mińska 22
Entry from Głucha street
Get ready for a real trip back in time! This incredible museum offers a display of souvenirs and memorabilia from the communist era: a typical flat, a shop with the era’s legendary empty shelves, a soda water machine, and the desk of a party apparatchik on the Central Committee. There is also a part dedicated to the famous Solidarity trade union. The location of the museum is also not a coincidence: it is located in a Socialist Realist building from the 1950s that was once known as the Polish Optical Factory.
PGE National Stadium
al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1
See Poland’s largest and most modern stadium. The venue is used not only for matches, but also other large-scale events, such as concerts featuring some of the biggest stars, international conferences, fairs and sporting events. In the wintertime, the stadium turns into a huge centre for winter sports, with an ice skating rink, an ice hill, curling sheets, and the biggest roofed skate park in the city.
al. Zieleniecka / al.Waszyngtona
After a few hours of sightseeing, a bit of rest in one of the most beautiful parks in the city will definitely seem like a good idea. Close to 20,000 different species of trees and bushes grow here, enchanting visitors from early spring to late autumn, and providing shelter to the copper-furred squirrels and countless birds. The picturesque location in the former river bed of the Vistula, the park’s numerous alleys, beautiful sculptures and romantic corners, all beautifully set in the park, make it an unforgettably charming place in Warsaw.