Warsaw Journals

Saski Garden and its environs

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A travel journal to Warsaw by Praskipark

Saxon Garden-Ogrod Saski Photo, Warsaw, Poland More Photos
Quote: Here are a few more sights to see around the area of Saski Garden, Warsaw

Bankowy Square

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Attraction | "One of Warsaw's most notable squares"

Bankowy Square Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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Bankowy Square is always very hectic even on a Sunday morning. It's an easy square to navigate as long as you concentrate crossing the road. The best way to approach the square is to cross Teatralny Square westwards on to Senatorska Street and this will bring you into the heart of Bankowy. The western frontage is lined with Neo-Renaissance buildings designed by Corazzi. One of the buildings is Mostowski Palace; an 18th century palace rebuilt for the Home Affairs Commission, now the headquarters of the metropolitan police and not very easy to take photographs of due to the fact that guards are always on patrol. Post war buildings are easily recognisable here, particularly my favourite cinem...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 5, 2011

Bankowy Square

Warsaw, Poland

Church of St. Andrew the Apostle and St. Brother Albert

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Attraction | "The smallest Church in Warsaw"

Church of St. Andrew the Apostle and St. Brother Albert Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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This small and unassuming Church of the Saints Brother Albert and Andrew the Apostle is located in Plac Teatralny opposite the Grand Theatre, National Opera House and next to the Jabłonowski Palace.This is the cultural heart of Warsaw and can be found close to the Old Town and Krakowskie Przedmieście Street. If you didn't know a church existed here you could very easily walk past and miss it as it is set far back off the pavement and blends in with the palace and other buildings.Once you realise the church exists it is best to stand back on the very edge of the pavement so you can see it in its perspective. The original church was built in the 17th century by the Jesuits but then like most...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 23, 2011

Church of St. Andrew the Apostle and St. Brother Albert
Plac Teatralny, Senatorska Streert
Warsaw, Poland

Saxon Garden-Ogrod Saski

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Attraction | "Maria - children's author and a fighter for freedom"

Saxon Garden-Ogrod Saski Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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Saski Gardens or Ogród Saski in Polish is one of Warsaw's most popular parks. It is the oldest park and once was part of the city's ramparts and a Royal Palace. I have been a few times now in different seasons and have usually found everything I was looking for except one monument which is the one mentioned above. I have spent hours searching for this granite monument dedicated to 19th century children's author, Maria Konopnicka and no matter how hard I have searched I have never even caught a glimpse of it.On Tuesday I was out with my granddaughter in Saski Gardens in the playground. She wanted to play on the swings and instead of going to her local park we walked to Saski which isn'...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 24, 2011

Saxon Garden-Ogrod Saski
Downtown facing Piłsudski Square
Warsaw, Poland 00-061

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Attraction | "An interesting relic from Warsaw's past"

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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The Tomb of the Uknown Soldier has to be one of the most popular sights in Warsaw. Visitors come here from all over the world to see the Changing of the Guard at noon every day. Soldiers from the Polish Army dressed in national uniform and long coats march up and down to the end of Piłsudskiego Square in perfect synchronization as soon as the cathedral’s bells chime at 12,00 hours. They do also march away from the tomb at hourly intervals but there is more pomp to the procedure when it is the Changing of the Guards. The rest of the time they stand perfectly still and guard the tomb. I have often felt sorry for these soldiers stood outside in a severe Polish winter. There is a flame flickering inside t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 4, 2011

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Plac Pilsudskiego
Warsaw, Poland 00-078

Saxon Garden-Ogrod Saski

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Attraction | "Warsaw's oldest park"

Saxon Garden-Ogrod Saski Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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Ogrod Saski, Saski Gardens or Saski Park as we call it is a funny old place. When I first moved to Warsaw it was probably the second park I visited and I remember seeing lots of Mallard ducks sat in a row at the entrance. Snow was on the ground and they did look a sorry sight, like little old ladies cuddled up to each other to keep warm. I have visited the park several times since and throughout all seasons and types of weather. My favourite times are spring and autumn because in the summer the park is always crowded with residents and visitors and it is just too packed to stroll around in a peaceful manner. The reason it is so popular is because of its central location and easy for city w...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 1, 2011

Saxon Garden-Ogrod Saski
Downtown facing Piłsudski Square
Warsaw, Poland 00-061