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Warsaw/Praga Południe

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Praga Południe [1] is a district of Warsaw. It is quite diverse: while Gocław and Gocławek are relatively new residential areas built in the 1960s and 1970s, Kamionek and Grochów have a history on par with other settlements that then formed Warsaw, like Ujazdów and Mokotów, Saska Kępa is a prestigious mansionesque area that is home to many embassies and Olszynka Grochowska is mostly a forest.

Get in[edit]

Praga Południe in highlighted in dark red.
  • Main streets parallel to Vistula: ul. Grochowska; Wał Miedzeszyński
  • Main streets perpendicular to Vistula: ul. Ostrobramska and al. Stanów Zjednoczonych (United States Avenue) - collectively referred to as Trasa Łazienkowska; al. Waszyngtona (Washington Avenue); Trasa Siekierkowska

Get around[edit]

Location of bus termini in Praga Południe, Rembertów, Wawer and Wesoła

See[edit][add listing]

  • Skaryszewski Park (''Park Skaryszewski'' or ''Park im. Ignacego Paderewskiego''). Directly across the street from Stadium Narodowy, this park isn't as well known as some of the others, most likely since a palace is absent from it, but that said, it's nonetheless a pleasant park for a stroll or to read a book and comes complete with its own lake. Near park's main entrance, there is a memorial to the September 11th terror attacks.  edit
  • Barriers of Grochów (Rogatki Grochowskie) ul. Grochowska. Used for collecting the toll for entering the city.
  • Monument to the builders of the Brześć Road ul. Grochowska. Built in 1825, it was the first monument in Poland to honor anonymous workers (instead of famous national heroes).
  • Saska Kępa is a mostly residential neighborhood that is freckled with numerous embassies, but is unique for the cozy cafes and restaurants that line one its most well-known streets, ul. Francuska. In the evening, the neighborhood is an idyllic setting for a stroll, which can be topped off by watching the sunset over the Eastern skyline of Warsaw, dominated by the Palace of Culture and Science, while grilling or drinking by a couple of the city-provided grills on the banks of the Vistula. If you go to grill, be sure to bring some bug spray. This neighborhood is also located immediately next to the National Stadium.
  • The forest in Olszynka Grochowska, which was an important battlefield during the November Uprising .

Do[edit][add listing]

Cinemas[edit]

  • Cinema City ul. Ostrobramska 75, tel. +48 22 611 75 11 (CH Promenada)

Sports[edit]

  • Stadion Narodowy (National Stadium), Al. Księcia J. Poniatowskiego 1 (From the city center, all trams heading east will stop at the stadium as well as many buses (111, 117, 507)), [2]. Just a few years ago, Stadion Narodowy was the site of a dilapidated soccer stadium built by the communist government to celebrate its tenth anniversary. After the stadium fell into disuse, it became the home of the so-called Russian market with traders from Russia and Asia peddling goods that ranged from pirated DVDs to AK-47s. After Poland was selected to co-host the Euro 2012 Championship, Poland made plans for revitalizing the area and has built, in spite of its rather dull appearance during the daytime, a decidedly modern and exciting stadium that is envisioned to serve as a sports and concert arena. Matches during the Euro 2012 will be held at the stadium.  edit
  • Wodnik ul. Abrahama 10, tel. +48 22 673 82 00

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • CH Promenada, ul. Ostrobramska 75, [3]. Promenada is a shopping mall that differs from many of the other malls in Warsaw in the fact that it's home to a mixture of exclusive brands and typical mall brand shops, as well as the pleasant fact that it's far less crowded than either Zloty Tarasy or Arkadia.  edit

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Mid-range[edit]

  • Several restaurants and bars in CH Promenada.
  • Ristorante Repubblica Italiana, ul. Francsuska 44, +48 (0/22) 465-81-83 (), [4]. Su.-Th. Noon - 11PM; F.-Sa.: Noon-Midnight. This three-room restaurant, with each of its rooms painted and decorated to correspond with the colors of Italian flag, is one of the few Italian eateries in Warsaw that does Italian right. Each dish is delicious and beautifully prepared, and the portions leave customers feeling satisfied. When the weather is nice, the restaurant's patios are a great place to enjoy your meal while observing passersby.  edit

Splurge[edit]

  • Dom Polski ul. Francuska 11. Polish.
  • Santorini ul. Egipska 7. Greek.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Herbaciarnia na, ul. Francuskiej 12, +48 (0/22) 617 46 16 (+48 502 066 447, , fax: +48 (0/22) 617 46 16), [5]. A cozy little place where that serves a wide variety of teas. About 10 - 15 PLN for a small kettle of tea.  edit
  • Kępa Cafe, ul. Finlandzka 12a, + 48 22 616 1225, [6].  edit

Clubs[edit]

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Budget[edit]

  • Hostel Krokodyl, ul. Czapelska 24 (By tram no. 9, 24 or bus no. 523, 188, get off at rondo Wiatraczna), +48 22 810 11 18, [8]. Very nice hostel, with great conditions and a very helpful staff. 45-160 PLN.  edit

Mid-range[edit]

  • Ibis Warszawa Ostrobramska, ul. Ostrobramska 36, +48 (0/22) 515 78 00, [9].  edit

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