Off The Wall

Off The Wall

Insider News 10 February 2019 0

Even in a city well accustomed to strange, striking and stimulating wall art, artist Bruno Althamer’s depiction of Kora has won blanket praise from all quarters. Painted as part of a nationwide action to commemorate the great women of Poland, the work has been positioned in such a way... Read more
Not Lovin’ It

Not Lovin’ It

Insider News 1 February 2019 0

Urban conservationists and architecture buffs have reacted with horror following the news that one of Warsaw’s classic examples of post-modernist architecture is set to be revived by McDonald’s. Opened in 1966 as part of the ‘Eastern Wall’ development, the Cepelia pavilion housed the flagship store of the Cepelia folk... Read more
Goodfellas!

Goodfellas!

Insider News 23 January 2019 0

It’s been confirmed that Nobu Hospitality, a luxury lifestyle brand first founded by screen legend Robert De Niro, chef Nobu Matsuhisa and producer Meir Teper, will open their 17th hotel in Warsaw early next year. The zł. 100 million project will include 120 rooms and the signature Nobu restaurant... Read more
Warsaw In Mourning
Warsaw authorities have announced three days of mourning beginning on Monday, January 15th following the murder of Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz. Adamowicz, whose 20-year tenure as Mayor coincided with the city’s dynamic development, was a hugely popular figure and well-known for his liberal views. Donald Tusk, the acting President... Read more
Lit Up For Xmas

Lit Up For Xmas

Insider News 11 December 2018 0

And they’re on! This weekend marked the magic moment that the streets of Warsaw turned sparkly for Christmas, with approximately 4.5 million energy efficient, eco-friendly LED bulbs illuminating the town, along with 1,300 decorative elements that include light curtains, overhangs, icicles and free-standing decorations. Costing the city zł. 6.5... Read more
Museums Set For Revamp
Two of Warsaw’s biggest attractions are set to be revamped after announcing plans for tweaks and improvements. In the case of the capital’s Rising Museum, a new entrance and temporary exhibition space will be added by Nizio Design, the Praga-based firm credited with the museum’s original design. Even more... Read more
New Mural Hits Praga
No other artist currently active in Poland has demonstrated the same ability to captivate the public in quite the same manner as Tytus Brzozowski. But though primarily known for his surreal, Warsaw-inspired watercolors, the last few months have seen the artist expand his portfolio in a most literal sense.... Read more
Prudential Reopens
Warsaw’s landmark Prudential tower reopened at the start week, fifteen years after closing its doors to the public. Measuring 66-meters in height, the skyscraper was Poland’s tallest pre-war structure, and the second highest in Europe. Originally built to house Prudential’s Warsaw offices, as well as lavish apartments on the... Read more
WSJ Names Warsaw A Must Visit
Warsaw has been named as one of ‘the ten most intriguing travel destinations of 2019’ by the Wall Street Journal, with the publication citing the Polish capital’s cultural and culinary renaissance as prime reasons to visit. Both the Polin Museum of the History of Polish and the newly reopened... Read more
Piłsudski Returns!
A pre-war sculpture of Poland’s de-facto inter-war leader, Józef Piłsudski, has gone on show at Warsaw’s Kordegarda Gallery after being found festering and forgotten in the basement of the National Museum. Designed by the Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović, it was to serve as a prototype for a 25-meter tall... Read more