Polish Prince like a Roman Emperor

Prince Józef Poniatowski looks like a Roman emperor instead of wearing a Polish uniform. What`s more the prince is half naked, according to the fashion of ancient Romans. It wasn’t well receive...

Legendary Chocolate Lounge by “Wedel”

The original shop and cafeteria of the oldest chocolate brand in Poland. It was opened in 1894 in an elegant apartment house which was one of the few buildings to survive World War II in this area. Y...

Polish Soldier From Africa

August Agboola Brawne was a jazz musician born in Nigeria who settled in Poland in the 1920s. His marriage to a Polish woman from Krakow was a sensational event at the time as local newspapers wrote ...

The Mermaid of Warsaw

The Mermaid of Warsaw (Syrenka Warszawska) is a symbol of the city represented on the city’s coat of arms. There are few statues of her in Warsaw but this is the most famous one. It became a sy...

Modernist Masterpiece That Inspired Pablo Picasso

WSM Koło II is a housing estate built in the late 1940s in the Wola District. It`s considered an outstanding example of Polish post-war architecture and urbanism. However it was criticized by communi...

Hanna and Gabriel Rechowicz House

This little house shares stories of people important for Polish history and culture. During WWII, Irena Sendler hid glass jars with the names of Jewish children she rescued from the Warsaw Ghetto. Af...

Zofia Stryjeńska, “Princess of Polish Art”

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Zofia Stryjeńska`s death, one of the greatest Polish artist of the 20th century. Her art deco painting was inspired by Polish folk and religious beliefs. She was a...

Władysław Szpilman – The Pianist of Warsaw

Władysław Szpilman was a Polish-Jewish piano player and composer. He became wideley known when Roman Polański made “The Pianist” film based on Szpilman`s book “The Pianist”. I...

Isaac Bashevis Singer from Krochmalna Street

Isaac Bashevis Singer was an Yiddish writer and the winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978. He was publishing only in Yiddish beeing the leading figure in Yiddish literature movement. He wrote s...