Warsaw Journals

Rabbits and Ducks in Warsaw

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A travel journal to Warsaw by dangaroo

Quote: A collection of interesting things to do in Poland's capital

Armoured Division Memorial

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I recently discovered that a good way of learning a country's history is through the road signs, whilst the likes of High Street and Low Street aren't going to educate you much - the majority of street names relate to a famous person, battle or date and the first time I really came to this conclusion was when I came across the sign Skwer I Dywizji Pancernej.The Armoured Division Memorial is not impressive, in fact other than the sign I can't really say I noticed it. The park lying on what used to be the riverbed of the Wisla many years ago (and nearly was again because of flooding) is underneath the New Town and close to the Old Town walls.It is rather nice but looks slightly f...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 11, 2010

Krasinski Garden (Ogrod Krasinskich)

Attraction | "Park life!"

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Ogrod Krasinskich which translates to Krasinskich Gardens is a colourful (at least out of winter) park close to the centre of Warsaw. It is in the Muranow district and can easily be walked to from most of the city, the closest Metro station is Metro Ratusz-Arsenal. This was originally made in the 1600's for the Vovoid of Plock and for many years it was Warsaw's largest park before being outdone by its neighbour Ogrod Saski. Numerous old and rare trees there have entered the record books, they tower above the rest of the park creating a nice bit of shade on hot days. Despite being close to the former Jewish Ghetto, the park was never part of it - that is not to say it's not popular with the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 4, 2009

Krasinski Garden (Ogrod Krasinskich)
City Center
Warsaw, Poland

Krolikarnia Palace

Attraction | "Worth Twitching Your Nose At!"

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Krolikarnia is rarely if ever visited by tourists, it's barely if at all mentioned in guide books and even a lot of locals haven't visited it as it's not in the immediate center. I spent a while checking out the hidden southern corners of Warsaw a few months ago though and was pleasantly surprised to find a little area a bit off the beaten path. Krolikarnia translates to "Rabbit House", originally it was a bestiary and when it was built rabbiting was all the rage. These days however you are more likely to find a collection of domestic rabbits rather than a succesful catch! This peaceful looking little palace was built in the 1780s but has suffered turbulent times, being a major player in t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 22, 2009

Krolikarnia Palace
Mokotow District
Warsaw

Pole Mokotowskie/Mokotow Field

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Attraction | "Warsaw's All Action Park"

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Pole Mokotowskie is a recreational park within walking distance from the centre of Warsaw, for the lazy ones or anyone worried about making it back after testing out the nightlife the park has to offer - fear not, it has its own metro stop which is just 2 stops from the centre and is also serviced regularly by night buses. Translated to "Mokotow Fields" and regularly called its plural Pola Mokotowskie, it is a park with a bit of history. First of all it contains the National Library but before Warsaw Okecie airport was built it was the city's airport (pre 1934), another part was the racecourse (until 1939) and the part nearest what is now Metro Politechnika was the Polytechnic Aircraft Wor...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 20, 2009

Pole Mokotowskie/Mokotow Field
Between Mokotow District and City Center
Warsaw, Poland

Park Skaryszewski

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Attraction | "Probably Warsaw's Best Park!"

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Park Skaryszewski is a park where my presence was very much over-due, I'm familiar with many of the city's parks and have passed this one many times but for some reason I never actually went into it, I can't for the life of me find an excuse why it has taken me so long to visit a park that has been so close to me for the last 5 years!Skaryszewski is on the East side of the river and behind what used to be Warsaw's famous Russian market but is now the site of the National Stadium under construction for Euro 2012, I believe it takes it's name because it is in the direction of Skaryszew, a small town south east of Warsaw. It's between the rougher, criminally inclined but soon to be trendy nei...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 11, 2010

Park Skaryszewski

Warsaw, Poland