Warsaw Journals

A Trip Down Warsaw's Most Elegant Avenue

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A travel journal to Warsaw by Praskipark

Qchnia Artystyczna Photo, Warsaw, Poland More Photos
Quote: Attractions to see on Warsaw's most elegant avenue, Aleje Ujazdowskie

Caffe Flor

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Restaurant | "Little cottage cafe filled with plants"

Warsaw Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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Flora Caffe is a small café I noticed on my way into the Botanical Gardens in Warsaw the other week when I was out taking photographs. It is next to the Astronomical Observatory, tucked away under very colourful foliage and climbing red roses. I thought it looked very pretty and I promised myself that I would call in for a cuppa after visiting the gardens.After my tour of the gardens I kept my promise and went into the café. At first I couldn’t see a waiter or anyone serving so I stepped outside again to look at all the plants surrounding the tables. I didn’t really want to sit outside as it was quite chilly and the sun had disappeared. It looked like rain, in fact so I tried again to get ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 23, 2013

The Observatory

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Attraction | "The Oservatory next to the Botanical Gardens"

The Observatory Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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The Astronomical Observatory is a handsome building built in the neo-Renaissance style, hidden away at the side of the Botanical Gardens on Aleje Ujazdowskie in Warsaw. The building was built over a period of 5 years from 1820 until 1825 on land that was once part of the Royal Łazienki Gardens. In fact, it stood next to the hot house belonging to the Botanical Gardens and must have looked very dominant with its twin-towered classical shape. The observatory had four storeys built on a rectangular plan. Franciszek Armiński who later became in charge of the Astronomy Department at the time assisted in the engineering part of the design and made the building one of the best of its kind in Europe. Francisz...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 4, 2013

The Observatory
Ujazdów Avenue 4
Warsaw
22 553 05 07

Agrykola Park

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Attraction | "A Contemporary Park with Good Views"

Qchnia Artystyczna Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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Park Agrykola (Park Agricola) lies below Ujazdowski Castle (Modern Art Gallery). You can reach the park by walking down the steps from behind the castle and restaurant. There are two sets of steps leading to the park, we descended from the castle on the right and then on our way back we took the opposite set of steps. Both sets are steep and winding and are not for the faint hearted. I was slightly out of breath when I reached the last step and glad that the park was set out on flat ground. Initially Agricola Park, named after Karl Ludwig Agricola, a military engineer who built the court for King Stanislaw August Poniatowski, was designed for sports and recreation. It was and still is a meeting place ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 10, 2013

Agrykola Park
ul Agrykola
Warsaw, Poland 00-460

Qchnia Artystyczna

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Attraction | "Home of Warsaw's Modern Art Centre"

Qchnia Artystyczna Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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Ujazdowski Palace is somewhere I have wanted to visit since I moved to Warsaw. It isn’t a palace as such anymore; it has been transformed into a modern art gallery. Last Sunday I had the opportunity to visit the grounds of the palace and to go inside. A boot sale was being held in the grounds, my son and family had a stall there so in between quiet moments I nipped into the palace to have a look inside.The early baroque palace was built in 1619-20 on the scarp above the Piaseczyński channel. You can see the channel from the back of the building. Eventually the palace became the summer residence for Polish Kings. It was once a perfect place for hunting in the surrounding woods and animals w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 12, 2013

Qchnia Artystyczna
Ul. Jazdów 2
Warsaw
22 625 76 27

Monument to Roman Dmowski

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Attraction | "The Father of Polish Nationalism"

Monument to Roman Dmowski Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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The Roman Dmowski Monument is one of those monuments that stand out because of its immense height and the fact that the sculptors created a figure out of bronze with hardly any other embellishments apart from the markings on the face and hands. The cut of the politician’s waistcoat and shirt fade into one behind the long coat he is wearing. From one angle the coat looks like it is billowing in the wind showing a block of bronze where his trousers are. There is no edge to the trouser leg and an absence of shoes. His legs disappear into the base of the monument. From one side you can see Dmowski holding his trilby hat and from the opposite side you are able to view the way he is clutching a rolled up do...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 11, 2013

Monument to Roman Dmowski
Skazańców 25
Warsaw
22 839 12 68