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[[Image:Warsaw-Map-Districts-Wola.png|thumb|right|''Wola'' on the map of Warsaw]]
 
 
 
'''Wola''' [http://www.wola.waw.pl/] is a district of [[Warsaw]]. The word ''wola'' means "willingness" in Polish. It has traditionally been the industrial district of Warsaw but this is now changing as it is rapidly becoming the commercial center of the city. Wola is further divided into '''Mirów''', '''Nowolipki''' (adjacent to '''Muranów''' in [[Warsaw/Srodmiescie|Śródmieście]]), '''Powązki''', '''Młynów''', '''Czyste''', '''Odolany''', '''Ulrychów''' and '''Koło'''.
 
'''Wola''' [http://www.wola.waw.pl/] is a district of [[Warsaw]]. The word ''wola'' means "willingness" in Polish. It has traditionally been the industrial district of Warsaw but this is now changing as it is rapidly becoming the commercial center of the city. Wola is further divided into '''Mirów''', '''Nowolipki''' (adjacent to '''Muranów''' in [[Warsaw/Srodmiescie|Śródmieście]]), '''Powązki''', '''Młynów''', '''Czyste''', '''Odolany''', '''Ulrychów''' and '''Koło'''.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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[[Image:Wola Warsaw District Map.png|thumb|print=inline|200px|The Wola district in dark red.]]
 
* Main streets '''parallel''' to Vistula: ''ul. Kasprzaka''-''ul. Wolska'', ''ul. Leszno''-''ul. Górczewska''
 
* Main streets '''parallel''' to Vistula: ''ul. Kasprzaka''-''ul. Wolska'', ''ul. Leszno''-''ul. Górczewska''
 
* Main streets '''perpendicular''' to Vistula: ''ul. Towarowa''-''ul. Okopowa''
 
* Main streets '''perpendicular''' to Vistula: ''ul. Towarowa''-''ul. Okopowa''
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==See==
 
==See==
* <see name="The Warsaw Rising Museum" alt="Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego" address="ul. Grzybowska 79" directions="The entrance is located on Przyokopowa, which is about two streets west of the Hilton Hotel.  Trams: 20, 22, 24, 32, and 45.  Buses 106, 155, and 100 will stop near the museum on request" phone="+48 (22) 539 79 05" phoneextra="+48 (0/22) 539 79 06" tollfree="" email="kontakt@1944.pl" fax="+48 (22) 539 79 24" url="http://www.1944.pl/index.php?lang=en&lang_time=1" hours="Hours: M., W., and F.: 8AM - 6PM.  Th.: 8AM - 8PM.  Sat. and Sun.: 10AM - 6PM" hoursextra="Closed on Tuesday" price="Regular: zł 4; Reduced rate: 2; Group ticket: 1.  Free admission on Sundays" lat="" long="" tag="Museum">Enormously fascinating, The Warsaw Risng Museum is a moving experience that anyone to Warsaw must visit.  This museum will almost certainly not bore anyone, especially with the museum's superb use of multimedia.  The museum has bilingual displays in Polish and English.<br>One particularly moving room is dedicated to the experience of children in the uprisingThe room describes the experience of how children served and fought in the uprising.  There's a film playing on large screen in the room with children singing songs about the uprising, which stirs all kind of emotions about why, how, and if it was moral, though no doubt beyond courageous for these children to serve the country.  The film is basically about children's songs during the war with an adult host.  At one point, the host tells the children "that children would attack Nazi German locations with songs on their lips, and these songs were the only thing to survive."<br>The museum although specifically about the the Warsaw Urising of 1944 does a decent job of explaining the perceived history of the insurgents and the Uprising in the years following the Second World War.  The museum takes an Anticommunist  stance calling the communist government "occupants", a view most Poles share, and describes how communists arrested Uprising insurgents as "traitors" and attempted to turn the Polsih population against the Uprising and the insurgents using by misleading propaganda, rather than respect and honor the insurgents.<br>After touring the hotel, go behind the building and you'll see a memorial wall.  Reading the names is moving, and if you're looking for one name in particular there are directories to tell you the location of that person's name on the wall.  There's an opening the wall and if you step through it you'll be taken to a rose garden with color photographs from the Warsaw Uprising era.  The photographs are colored to give you a feel that you're connected with the events, something that black and white photographs sometimes fail to accomplish.  If you go on Sunday, they have chapel services at 12:30PM.
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* <see name="The Warsaw Rising Museum" alt="Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego" address="ul. Grzybowska 79" directions="The entrance is on Przyokopowa, which is about two streets west of the Hilton Hotel.  Trams: 20, 22, 24, 32, and 45.  Buses 106, 155, and 100 will stop near the museum on request" phone="+48 (22) 539 79 05" phoneextra="+48 (0/22) 539 79 06" tollfree="" email="kontakt@1944.pl" fax="+48 (22) 539 79 24" url="http://www.1944.pl/index.php?lang=en&lang_time=1" hours="Hours: M., W., and F.: 8AM - 6PM.  Th.: 8AM - 8PM.  Sat. and Sun.: 10AM - 6PM" hoursextra="Closed on Tuesday" price="Regular: 4 zł; Reduced rate: 2 ; Group ticket: 1 .  Free admission on Sundays" lat="" long="" tags="Museum">Enormously fascinating, The Warsaw Risng Museum is a moving experience that anyone to Warsaw must visit.  This museum will almost certainly not bore anyone, especially with the museum's superb use of multimedia.  The museum has bilingual displays in Polish and English.  The museum does a good job of explaining the perceived history of the insurgents and the Uprising in the years following the Second World War.  If you go on Sunday, they have chapel services at 12:30PM.</see>
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<see name=" Drukarstwa Warszawskiego" alt="" address="ul. Łucka 1/3/5" directions="" phone=""+48 (0/22) 620 60 42" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.museumdrukarstwa.mhw.pl" hours="" hoursextra"=" price="" lat="" long="" tag="Museum"> <!-- I think this is a museum about printing presses--> </see>
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* <see name="Drukarstwa Warszawskiego" alt="" address="ul. Łucka 1/3/5" directions="" phone=""+48 (0/22) 620 60 42" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.museumdrukarstwa.mhw.pl" hours="" hoursextra"=" price="" lat="" long="" tags="Museum"> <!-- I think this is a museum about printing presses--> </see>
  
<see name="Muzeum Gazownictwa" alt="" address="ul. Kasprzaka 25" directions="" phone=""+48 (0/22) 69185 23" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" hoursextra"=" price="" lat="" long="" tag="Museum"> <!-- Gazo is 'gas' and because there's a photo of a gasoline lamp next to the listing I suspect this is about gas powered thingamigs.--> </see>
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* <see name="Muzeum Gazownictwa" alt="" address="ul. Kasprzaka 25" directions="" phone=""+48 (0/22) 69185 23" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" hoursextra"=" price="" lat="" long="" tags="Museum"> <!-- Gazo is 'gas' and because there's a photo of a gasoline lamp next to the listing I suspect this is about gas powered thingamigs.--> </see>
  
<see name="Muzeum Kolejnictwa" alt="" address="ul. Towarowa 1" directions="If you're driving, follow Al. Jeroslimskie west to ul Towarowa, then turn right" phone=""+48 (0/22) 474 5876" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.pkp.pl/klubpkp/" hours="" hoursextra"=" price="" lat="" long="" tag="Museum"> <!-- Train museum, that's for sure.--> </see>
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* <see name="Muzeum Kolejnictwa" alt="" address="ul. Towarowa 1" directions="If you're driving, follow Al. Jerozolimskie west to ul. Towarowa, then turn right" phone=""+48 (0/22) 474 5876" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.pkp.pl/klubpkp/" hours="" hoursextra"=" price="" lat="" long="" tags="Museum"> </see>
  
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===Powązki Cemetery (''Cmentarz Powązkowski'') ===
 
===Powązki Cemetery (''Cmentarz Powązkowski'') ===
  
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* St Charles Borromeo Church (''Kościół Św. Karola Boromeusza'')
 
* St Charles Borromeo Church (''Kościół Św. Karola Boromeusza'')
  
* Famous tombs: [[:WikiPedia:Jan Kiepura|Jan Kiepura]], [[:WikiPedia:Krzysztof Kieślowski|Krzysztof Kieślowski]], [[:WikiPedia:Stanisław Moniuszko|Stanisław Moniuszko]], [[:WikiPedia:Bolesław Prus|Bolesław Prus]], [[:WikiPedia:Władysław Reymont|Władysław Reymont]
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* Famous tombs: [[:WikiPedia:Jan Kiepura|Jan Kiepura]], [[:WikiPedia:Krzysztof Kieślowski|Krzysztof Kieślowski]], [[:WikiPedia:Stanisław Moniuszko|Stanisław Moniuszko]], [[:WikiPedia:Bolesław Prus|Bolesław Prus]], [[:WikiPedia:Władysław Reymont|Władysław Reymont]]
  
 
'''Jewish Cemetery''' (''Cmentarz Żydowski'')
 
'''Jewish Cemetery''' (''Cmentarz Żydowski'')
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* A symbolic monument to [[:WikiPedia:Janusz Korczak|Janusz Korczak]] (he died in a concentration camp),
 
* A symbolic monument to [[:WikiPedia:Janusz Korczak|Janusz Korczak]] (he died in a concentration camp),
  
'''Calvinist Cemetery''' (''Cmentarz Ewangelicko-Augsburski'')
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'''Calvinist Cemetery''' (''Cmentarz Ewangelicko-Reformowany'')
  
 
* Halperts' Chapel (''Kaplica Halpertów'')
 
* Halperts' Chapel (''Kaplica Halpertów'')
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* Famous tombs: [[:WikiPedia:Wojciech Gerson|Wojciech Gerson]], [[:WikiPedia:Tadeusz Stefan Jaroszewski|Tadeusz Stefan Jaroszewski]], [[:WikiPedia:Emil Wedel|Emil Wedel]], [[:WikiPedia:Szymon Bogumił Zug|Szymon Bogumił Zug]]
 
* Famous tombs: [[:WikiPedia:Wojciech Gerson|Wojciech Gerson]], [[:WikiPedia:Tadeusz Stefan Jaroszewski|Tadeusz Stefan Jaroszewski]], [[:WikiPedia:Emil Wedel|Emil Wedel]], [[:WikiPedia:Szymon Bogumił Zug|Szymon Bogumił Zug]]
  
'''Lutheran Cemetery''' (''Cmentarz Ewangelicko-Reformowany'')
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'''Lutheran Cemetery''' (''Cmentarz Ewangelicko-AugsburskiCmentarz Ewangelicko-Reformowany'')
  
 
* Famous tombs: [[:WikiPedia:Anna German|Anna German]], [[:WikiPedia:Leopold Kronenberg|Leopold Kronenberg]], [[:WikiPedia:Józef Simmler|Józef Simmler]], [[:WikiPedia:Stefan Żeromski|Stefan Żeromski]]
 
* Famous tombs: [[:WikiPedia:Anna German|Anna German]], [[:WikiPedia:Leopold Kronenberg|Leopold Kronenberg]], [[:WikiPedia:Józef Simmler|Józef Simmler]], [[:WikiPedia:Stefan Żeromski|Stefan Żeromski]]
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===Cinema===
 
===Cinema===
<do name="Silver Screen" alt="" address="'ul. Górczewska 124" directions="CH Wola Park" phone='+48 (0/22) 533 46 66"" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" hoursextra"=" price="" lat="" long="" tag=""> </do>
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* <do name="Silver Screen" alt="" address="ul. Górczewska 124" directions="CH Wola Park" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" 533="533" 46="46" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" tag=""> </do>
  
 
===Sports===
 
===Sports===
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* '''Hala Sportowa Koło''' ''ul. Obozowa 60'', tel. ''+48 22'' 877 38 99
 
* '''Hala Sportowa Koło''' ''ul. Obozowa 60'', tel. ''+48 22'' 877 38 99
  
* <do name="Frag Factory" alt="" address="ul. Grzybowska 85 B" directions="On the same street as the entrance to the Warsaw Uprising Museum" phone="+48 (0/606) 292 392" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="info@fragfactory.pl" fax="" url="http://www.fragfactory.pl" hours="" hoursextra="" price="100 PLN entry, 10 PLN for 100 paintballs" lat="" long="" tags="Paintball">Set up in an run-down building is Frag Factory a three level complex used for paintball warfare.  The first two floors are used to normal play, while the third floor is for the pros, who invest thousands of dollars into the latest in paintball warfare.  Games last ten minutes or until one team loses and you'll be divided into teams with other people.  Teams will switch starting points after each game.  Frag Factory will supply you with a gun, CO2, and suit.</do>
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* <do name="Frag Factory" alt="" address="ul. Złota 72" directions="" phone="+48 (0/606) 292 392" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="info@fragfactory.pl" fax="" url="http://www.fragfactory.pl" hours="" hoursextra="" price="50 zł for equipment rental, 15 zł for every 100 paintballs, and free entrance" lat="" long="" tags="Paintball">Set up in an old school building is Frag Factory a three level complex used for paintball warfare.  Games last about ten minutes or until one team loses and you'll be divided into teams with other people.  Teams will switch starting points after each game.  Frag Factory will supply you with a gun, CO2, and suit for only 50 zł.</do>
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
<buy name=Klif'"" alt="" address="ul. Okopowa 58/72" directions="" phone="" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.klif.pl" hours="" hoursextra"=" price="" lat="" long="" tag="Shopping mall.">Shopping mall. </buy>
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* <buy name="Klif" alt="" address="ul. Okopowa 58/72" directions="" phone="" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.klif.pl" hours="Open M - Sa.: 9AM - 9PM. Su.: 10AM - 8PM" hoursextra"=" price="" lat="" long="" tag="Shopping mall.">Shopping mall. </buy>
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* <buy name="Centrum Handlowe Wola Park" alt="" address="ul. Górczewska 124" directions="Buses 109, 154, 171, 190, 310, 501, 507, and 523 run by Wola Park.  Trams 8, 10, 26, and 46 run in the direction, but you'll need to get off at ul. Powstańców Śląskich" phone="+48 (0/22) 533 4000" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.wolapark.pl" hours="" hoursextra"=" price="" lat="52.244" long="20.932" tag="Shopping mall">Shopping mall. </buy>
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*<buy name="CH Fort Wola" alt="" address="Ul. Połczyńska 4" directions="" phone="+48 (0/22) 535 04 80" url="http://www.fortwola.pl/" hours="M-Sa.: 9AM - 9PM. Su.: 9AM - 8PM" price="" lat="" long=""></buy>
  
<buy name="Centrum Handlowe Wola Park" alt="" address="ul. Górczewska 124" directions="" phone="" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.wolapark.pl" hours="" hoursextra"=" price="" lat="" long="" tag="Shopping mall">Shopping mall. </buy>
 
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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===Mid-range===
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* <eat name="T.G.I. Fridays" alt="" address="Al. Jana Pawła II 29" directions="" phone="+48 (0/22) 653 8362" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="+48 (0/22) 653 8363" url="http://www.tgifridays.com" hours="" hoursextra="" price="" lat="" long="" tags="American">A nice retreat for anyone wanting an restaurant experience that's a bit more American than at other restaurants.  It's a tad bit pricey, though, and there are no free refills. </eat>
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* <eat name="Chicago's" alt="" address="ul. Żelazna 41" directions="" phone="+48 (0/22) 89 00 999" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.chicagos.com" hours="" hoursextra="" price="" lat="" long="" tags="">Chicago's is a Route 66 themed eatery that cooks up typical American fare.  Upon first entering the restaurant you'll be greeted by no one and you'll need to impose yourself upon an inattentive staff to be able to order.  Although the staff is apathetic and somewhat rude, when they are attending to customers, the kitchen is rather quick and makes basic, but good food.  The bar has a fair selection of alcohol to choose from, if the bartender will even greet you.  If you want more of an Americanized eatery, but demand decent service head over to T.G.I. Fridays, or, for even better service, go to the Hard Rock Cafe.</eat>
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*<eat name="The Inn under the Red Hog" alt="Oberża Pod Czerwonym Wieprzem" address="Zelazna 68, Warsaw" directions="Corner of Zelazna and Chlodna streets" phone="(+48 22) 850 3144" url="http://www.czerwonywieprz.pl/" hours="12:00-24:00" price="" lat="40.777518" long="-74.01581">This restaurant seems as though it might cater to out of towners, given it's ex-Soviet kitschy atmosphere (complete with PRI-inspired menu), but one can usually find it populated with locals having a get-together on weekend evenings.  In those days, the site of the restaurant was an Inn which housed many notorious communist dignitaries and other notables.  The menu itself is printed in the style of a newspaper (cheaper items under the heading "PROLETARIAT" and higher-priced items "FOR DIGNITARIES AND BOURGEOISIE").</eat>
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===Splurge===
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<!-- * <eat name="Halka" alt="" address="ul. Pańska 85" directions="" phone="+48 (0/22) 652 81 02" email="biuro@restauracjahalka.pl" fax="" url="restauracjahalka.pl" hours="" price=""></eat> -->
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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===Cafes===
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===Clubs===
 
* <drink name="Harlem" alt="" address="ul. Kolejowa 8/10" directions="" phone="+48 (0/502) 635 399" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.warsaw-harlem.com" hours="" hoursextra="" price="" lat="" long="" tags="Club">A club that mostly plays Hip-hop and rap music. </drink>
 
* <drink name="Harlem" alt="" address="ul. Kolejowa 8/10" directions="" phone="+48 (0/502) 635 399" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.warsaw-harlem.com" hours="" hoursextra="" price="" lat="" long="" tags="Club">A club that mostly plays Hip-hop and rap music. </drink>
  
 
* <drink name="Club 70" alt="" address="ul. Waliców 9" directions="About a block from the Hotel Hyatt, on a side street off of ul. Grzybowska" phone="+48 (0/22) 654 71 41" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.club70.pl" hours="" hoursextra="" price="Entrance ranges from free to roughly zł 20 or so.  Drinks are a bit on the expensive side with 0.5 liter of beer costing zł 10" lat="" long="" tags="Club">Club 70 is a really well done club &ndash; the music is a decent mix of 70's and 80's music, bouncers aren't as hardcore as bouncers at other clubs, and the dedication of the management to fun clubbing makes Club 70 one of the best clubs in Warsaw.  If you call Monday - Friday between 10AM - 6PM, you can make reservations. </drink>
 
* <drink name="Club 70" alt="" address="ul. Waliców 9" directions="About a block from the Hotel Hyatt, on a side street off of ul. Grzybowska" phone="+48 (0/22) 654 71 41" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.club70.pl" hours="" hoursextra="" price="Entrance ranges from free to roughly zł 20 or so.  Drinks are a bit on the expensive side with 0.5 liter of beer costing zł 10" lat="" long="" tags="Club">Club 70 is a really well done club &ndash; the music is a decent mix of 70's and 80's music, bouncers aren't as hardcore as bouncers at other clubs, and the dedication of the management to fun clubbing makes Club 70 one of the best clubs in Warsaw.  If you call Monday - Friday between 10AM - 6PM, you can make reservations. </drink>
  
* <drink name="Ice Club" alt="" address="ul. Pańska 61" directions="" phone="+48 (0/22) 654 56 34" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="iceclub@iceclub.com.pl" fax="" url="http://www.iceclub.com.pl" hours="" hoursextra="" price="Entrance cost zł 10" lat="" long="" tags="Bar"> <!-- Reminder to self: See what this place is about.  Is this place made of ice - this review in the Polish map book says something about -8 C degrees.  Also, remember to find a better "tag", if required and write a review. --> </drink>
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* <drink name="Ice Club" alt="" address="ul. Pańska 61" directions="About a minute's walk from Rondo ONZ.  Ul. Pańska runs parallel to ul. Prosta and is more of a parking lot than a street" phone="+48 (0/22) 654 56 34" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="iceclub@iceclub.com.pl" fax="" url="http://www.iceclub.com.pl" hours="" hoursextra="" price="Entrance cost zł 10" lat="" long="" tags="Bar"> <!-- Reminder to self: See what this place is about.  Is this place made of ice - this review in the Polish map book says something about -8 C degrees.  Also, remember to find a better "tag", if required and write a review. --> </drink>
  
* <drink name="Kultura" alt="" address="ul. Grzybowska 47" directions="" phone="+48 (0/22) 624 84 55" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="arakaro@arakaro.com.pl" fax=" url="http://www.kaiarniakultura.waw.pl" hours="" hoursextra="" price="" lat="" long="" tags="Cafe"> A small café with great coffee.  The only issue with this cafe is that fruit flies hang around the cakes, so if you have a problem with bugs on your cake, don't order the cake. </drink>
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* <drink name="Piekarnia" alt="" address="ul. Młocińska 11" directions="Near the Arkadia shopping mall.  The club is kind of hidden on a side street, so you may want to memorize its location on a map first" phone="+48 (0/22) 636 49 79" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="klub@pieksa.pl" fax="+48 (0/22) 636 49 79" url="http://www.pieksa.pl" hours="" hoursextra="" price="" lat="52.2551" long="20.9805" tags="Club">At first glance the club is a wreck, especially due to the the club's out-of-the-way locale, with some of the shadiest DJing ever, but venturing further in actually will reveal a second dance floor with better DJing and chart topping music.  For the most part, the club is hit or miss and probably won't be a very memorable night out, unless you're one of the people half-engaged in intercourse on the sofas. </drink>
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* <drink name="Klub Rio" alt="" address="ul. Pańska 97" directions="On the street just south of ul. Prosta" phone="+48 501 8701588" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="rio.biuro@klubrio.pl" fax="" url="http://www.klubrio.pl" hours="" hoursextra="" price="" priceextra="Alcohol starts at 8 PLN (beer) and runs up to 25 PLN (cocktails)" lat="52.2310" long="20.9893" tags="">Rio is way off the radar screen for most people, but the club actually does partying pretty well.  The dance floor isn't too large, but comfortable nonetheless for people get their groove on. </drink>
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
  
 
===Budget===
 
===Budget===
* <sleep name="Rapsodia" alt="" address="ul. Fort Wola 22" directions="entrance from ul. Wolska 186" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.rapsodia.com.pl/" checkin="" checkout="" price="60 zł">A campsite, but hostel rooms are available too. Prices: tent (2 persons) - 30 żł, camping car (electricity connection included)</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Rapsodia" alt="" address="ul. Fort Wola 22" directions="entrance from ul. Wolska 186" phone="+48 (0/22) 634 41 65" email="rapsodia@rapsodia.com.pl" fax="" url="http://www.rapsodia.com.pl/" checkin="" checkout="" price="60 zł">A campsite, but hostel rooms are available too. Prices: tent (2 persons) - 30 żł, camping car (electricity connection included)</sleep>
  
* <sleep name="PTSM Hostel" alt="" address="ul. Karolkowa 53a" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.ptsm.org.pl/" checkin="" checkout="" price="">An Hostelling International recognized hostel.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Karolkowa Youth Hostel" alt="" address="ul. Karolkowa 53a" directions="Buses 125 or 522 until DT Wola or trams 13, 20, 23, 24. 26, and 27 until DT Wola" phone="+48 (0/22) 632 88 29" phoneextra="+48 (0/22) 632 97 44" email="recepcja@hostelkarolkowa.pl" fax="+48 (0/22) 632 97 46" url="http://www.hostelkarolkowa.pl/index_en.php" checkin="" checkout="" price="Prices for a dorm bed begin at 25.20 zł for students with HI membership" lat="" long="" tags="Hostel">n Hostelling International recognized hostel.  Like other HI hostels in Poland there is a curfew, which lasts from midnight - 6AM, so don't plan on going out.</sleep>
  
 
===Mid-rage===
 
===Mid-rage===
* <sleep name="Ibis Warszawa Centrum" alt="" address="Al. Solidarnosci 165" directions="" phone="+48 (0/22) 520 30 00" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="+48 (0/22) 520 30 30" url="http://www.accorhotels.com/accorhotels/fichehotel/gb/ibi/2894fiche_hotel.shtml" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="52.2373" long="20.9806" tags="Hotel"> </sleep>
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* <sleep name="Ibis Warszawa Centrum" alt="" address="Al. Solidarnosci 165" directions="" phone="+48 (0/22) 520 30 00" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="+48 (0/22) 520 30 30" url="http://www.accorhotels.com/accorhotels/fichehotel/gb/ibi/2894fiche_hotel.shtml" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="52.2373" long="20.9806" tags="Hotel">A basic, but comfortable hotel.  It's a good deal for those who do not demand luxury, but are satisfied with the basics. </sleep>
  
 
===Splurge===
 
===Splurge===
 
* <sleep name="Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Convention Centre" alt="" address="Grzybowska 63" directions="" phone="+48 (0/22) 356 55 55" email="" fax="+48 (0/22) 356 55 56" url="http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/WAWHIHI-Hilton-Warsaw-Hotel-and-Convention-Centre/index.do" checkin="2PM" checkout="Noon" price="" lat="" long="" tag="Hotel">Although located in Wola, the hotel is actually very close to the downtown area of Warsaw.  A ten to fifteen minute walk will take you to the Centralna train station.  </sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Convention Centre" alt="" address="Grzybowska 63" directions="" phone="+48 (0/22) 356 55 55" email="" fax="+48 (0/22) 356 55 56" url="http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/WAWHIHI-Hilton-Warsaw-Hotel-and-Convention-Centre/index.do" checkin="2PM" checkout="Noon" price="" lat="" long="" tag="Hotel">Although located in Wola, the hotel is actually very close to the downtown area of Warsaw.  A ten to fifteen minute walk will take you to the Centralna train station.  </sleep>
  
* <sleep name="Westin Warsaw Hotel" alt="" address="Al. Jana Pawla II 21" directions="" phone="+48 (0/22) 450 8000" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="reservation.warsaw@starwoodhotels.com" fax="+48 (0/22) 450 8111" url="http://www.westin.pl/?lang=en" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rates start at €111" lat="52.240783" long="21.002984" tags="Hotel">Another centrally located hotel, a few minutes from the Warszawa Centalna station.  Don't attempt to walk to this hotel, if you've arrived when it's dark out or cold out &ndash; spring for a taxi, which shouldn't cost you much.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Westin Warsaw Hotel" alt="" address="Al. Jana Pawla II 21" directions="" phone="+48 (0/22) 450 8000" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="reservation.warsaw@starwoodhotels.com" fax="+48 (0/22) 450 8111" url="http://www.westin.pl/?lang=en" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rates start at €111" lat="52.240783" long="21.002984" tags="Hotel">Another centrally located hotel, a few minutes from the Warszawa Centalna station.</sleep>
  
 
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* <see name="Teleskop e-cafe" alt="" address="ul. Krochmalna 2" directions="" phone="+48 (0/22) 652 25 84" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.teleskop-ecafe.pl" hours="" hoursextra="" price="" lat="" long="" tag="Internet cafe">Internet cafe tucked away on the side street near TGI Fridays, and the Atrium International Business Center buildings.</see>
 
* <see name="Teleskop e-cafe" alt="" address="ul. Krochmalna 2" directions="" phone="+48 (0/22) 652 25 84" phoneextra="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.teleskop-ecafe.pl" hours="" hoursextra="" price="" lat="" long="" tag="Internet cafe">Internet cafe tucked away on the side street near TGI Fridays, and the Atrium International Business Center buildings.</see>
  
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Wola [1] is a district of Warsaw. The word wola means "willingness" in Polish. It has traditionally been the industrial district of Warsaw but this is now changing as it is rapidly becoming the commercial center of the city. Wola is further divided into Mirów, Nowolipki (adjacent to Muranów in Śródmieście), Powązki, Młynów, Czyste, Odolany, Ulrychów and Koło.

Contents

Get in

The Wola district in dark red.
  • Main streets parallel to Vistula: ul. Kasprzaka-ul. Wolska, ul. Leszno-ul. Górczewska
  • Main streets perpendicular to Vistula: ul. Towarowa-ul. Okopowa

Get around

Location of bus termini in Wola and Bemowo

See

  • The Warsaw Rising Museum (Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego), ul. Grzybowska 79 (The entrance is on Przyokopowa, which is about two streets west of the Hilton Hotel. Trams: 20, 22, 24, 32, and 45. Buses 106, 155, and 100 will stop near the museum on request), +48 (22) 539 79 05 (+48 (0/22) 539 79 06, , fax: +48 (22) 539 79 24), [2]. Hours: M., W., and F.: 8AM - 6PM. Th.: 8AM - 8PM. Sat. and Sun.: 10AM - 6PM (Closed on Tuesday). Enormously fascinating, The Warsaw Risng Museum is a moving experience that anyone to Warsaw must visit. This museum will almost certainly not bore anyone, especially with the museum's superb use of multimedia. The museum has bilingual displays in Polish and English. The museum does a good job of explaining the perceived history of the insurgents and the Uprising in the years following the Second World War. If you go on Sunday, they have chapel services at 12:30PM. Regular: 4 zł; Reduced rate: 2 zł; Group ticket: 1 zł. Free admission on Sundays.
  • Drukarstwa Warszawskiego, ul. Łucka 1/3/5, [3].
  • Muzeum Gazownictwa, ul. Kasprzaka 25.
  • Muzeum Kolejnictwa, ul. Towarowa 1 (If you're driving, follow Al. Jerozolimskie west to ul. Towarowa, then turn right), [4].

Powązki Cemetery (Cmentarz Powązkowski)

Roman Catholic Cemetery (Cmentarz Rzymskokatolicki)

  • St Charles Borromeo Church (Kościół Św. Karola Boromeusza)

Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Żydowski)

  • A symbolic monument to Janusz Korczak (he died in a concentration camp),

Calvinist Cemetery (Cmentarz Ewangelicko-Reformowany)

  • Halperts' Chapel (Kaplica Halpertów)

Lutheran Cemetery (Cmentarz Ewangelicko-AugsburskiCmentarz Ewangelicko-Reformowany)

Powązki Communal Cemetery (Cmentarz Komunalny - Powązki)

Previously: Military Cemetery (Cmentarz Wojskowy)

Do

Cinema

  • Silver Screen, ul. Górczewska 124 (CH Wola Park).

Sports

  • Hala Sportowa Koło ul. Obozowa 60, tel. +48 22 877 38 99
  • Frag Factory, ul. Złota 72, +48 (0/606) 292 392 (), [5]. Set up in an old school building is Frag Factory a three level complex used for paintball warfare. Games last about ten minutes or until one team loses and you'll be divided into teams with other people. Teams will switch starting points after each game. Frag Factory will supply you with a gun, CO2, and suit for only 50 zł. 50 zł for equipment rental, 15 zł for every 100 paintballs, and free entrance.

Buy

  • Klif, ul. Okopowa 58/72, [6]. Open M - Sa.: 9AM - 9PM. Su.: 10AM - 8PM. Shopping mall.
  • Centrum Handlowe Wola Park, ul. Górczewska 124 (Buses 109, 154, 171, 190, 310, 501, 507, and 523 run by Wola Park. Trams 8, 10, 26, and 46 run in the direction, but you'll need to get off at ul. Powstańców Śląskich), +48 (0/22) 533 4000, [7]. Shopping mall. (52.244,20.932)
  • CH Fort Wola, Ul. Połczyńska 4, +48 (0/22) 535 04 80, [8]. M-Sa.: 9AM - 9PM. Su.: 9AM - 8PM.


Eat

Budget

Mid-range

  • T.G.I. Fridays, Al. Jana Pawła II 29, +48 (0/22) 653 8362 (fax: +48 (0/22) 653 8363), [9]. A nice retreat for anyone wanting an restaurant experience that's a bit more American than at other restaurants. It's a tad bit pricey, though, and there are no free refills.
  • Chicago's, ul. Żelazna 41, +48 (0/22) 89 00 999, [10]. Chicago's is a Route 66 themed eatery that cooks up typical American fare. Upon first entering the restaurant you'll be greeted by no one and you'll need to impose yourself upon an inattentive staff to be able to order. Although the staff is apathetic and somewhat rude, when they are attending to customers, the kitchen is rather quick and makes basic, but good food. The bar has a fair selection of alcohol to choose from, if the bartender will even greet you. If you want more of an Americanized eatery, but demand decent service head over to T.G.I. Fridays, or, for even better service, go to the Hard Rock Cafe.
  • The Inn under the Red Hog (Oberża Pod Czerwonym Wieprzem), Zelazna 68, Warsaw (Corner of Zelazna and Chlodna streets), (+48 22) 850 3144, [11]. 12:00-24:00. This restaurant seems as though it might cater to out of towners, given it's ex-Soviet kitschy atmosphere (complete with PRI-inspired menu), but one can usually find it populated with locals having a get-together on weekend evenings. In those days, the site of the restaurant was an Inn which housed many notorious communist dignitaries and other notables. The menu itself is printed in the style of a newspaper (cheaper items under the heading "PROLETARIAT" and higher-priced items "FOR DIGNITARIES AND BOURGEOISIE"). (40.777518,-74.01581)


Splurge

Drink

Cafes

Clubs

  • Harlem, ul. Kolejowa 8/10, +48 (0/502) 635 399, [12]. A club that mostly plays Hip-hop and rap music.
  • Club 70, ul. Waliców 9 (About a block from the Hotel Hyatt, on a side street off of ul. Grzybowska), +48 (0/22) 654 71 41, [13]. Club 70 is a really well done club – the music is a decent mix of 70's and 80's music, bouncers aren't as hardcore as bouncers at other clubs, and the dedication of the management to fun clubbing makes Club 70 one of the best clubs in Warsaw. If you call Monday - Friday between 10AM - 6PM, you can make reservations. Entrance ranges from free to roughly zł 20 or so. Drinks are a bit on the expensive side with 0.5 liter of beer costing zł 10.
  • Ice Club, ul. Pańska 61 (About a minute's walk from Rondo ONZ. Ul. Pańska runs parallel to ul. Prosta and is more of a parking lot than a street), +48 (0/22) 654 56 34 (), [14]. Entrance cost zł 10.
  • Piekarnia, ul. Młocińska 11 (Near the Arkadia shopping mall. The club is kind of hidden on a side street, so you may want to memorize its location on a map first), +48 (0/22) 636 49 79 (, fax: +48 (0/22) 636 49 79), [15]. At first glance the club is a wreck, especially due to the the club's out-of-the-way locale, with some of the shadiest DJing ever, but venturing further in actually will reveal a second dance floor with better DJing and chart topping music. For the most part, the club is hit or miss and probably won't be a very memorable night out, unless you're one of the people half-engaged in intercourse on the sofas. (52.2551,20.9805)
  • Klub Rio, ul. Pańska 97 (On the street just south of ul. Prosta), +48 501 8701588 (), [16]. Rio is way off the radar screen for most people, but the club actually does partying pretty well. The dance floor isn't too large, but comfortable nonetheless for people get their groove on. (Alcohol starts at 8 PLN (beer) and runs up to 25 PLN (cocktails)). (52.2310,20.9893)

Sleep

Budget

  • Rapsodia, ul. Fort Wola 22 (entrance from ul. Wolska 186), +48 (0/22) 634 41 65 (), [17]. A campsite, but hostel rooms are available too. Prices: tent (2 persons) - 30 żł, camping car (electricity connection included) 60 zł.
  • Karolkowa Youth Hostel, ul. Karolkowa 53a (Buses 125 or 522 until DT Wola or trams 13, 20, 23, 24. 26, and 27 until DT Wola), +48 (0/22) 632 88 29 (+48 (0/22) 632 97 44, , fax: +48 (0/22) 632 97 46), [18]. n Hostelling International recognized hostel. Like other HI hostels in Poland there is a curfew, which lasts from midnight - 6AM, so don't plan on going out. Prices for a dorm bed begin at 25.20 zł for students with HI membership.

Mid-rage

  • Ibis Warszawa Centrum, Al. Solidarnosci 165, +48 (0/22) 520 30 00 (fax: +48 (0/22) 520 30 30), [19]. A basic, but comfortable hotel. It's a good deal for those who do not demand luxury, but are satisfied with the basics. (52.2373,20.9806)

Splurge

  • Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Convention Centre, Grzybowska 63, +48 (0/22) 356 55 55 (fax: +48 (0/22) 356 55 56), [20]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: Noon. Although located in Wola, the hotel is actually very close to the downtown area of Warsaw. A ten to fifteen minute walk will take you to the Centralna train station.
  • Westin Warsaw Hotel, Al. Jana Pawla II 21, +48 (0/22) 450 8000 (, fax: +48 (0/22) 450 8111), [21]. Another centrally located hotel, a few minutes from the Warszawa Centalna station. Rates start at €111. (52.240783,21.002984)

Contact

Internet

  • Teleskop e-cafe, ul. Krochmalna 2, +48 (0/22) 652 25 84, [22]. Internet cafe tucked away on the side street near TGI Fridays, and the Atrium International Business Center buildings.



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