Discover the cultural richness of Warsaw’s Praga district. Praga, just across the Vistula river from Old Town, has a centuries old history and escaped major devastation during World War II. Originally founded as an independent town, Praga traditionally served as the multicultural home for Catholics, Jews, and Orthodox Christians. Today Praga is experiencing its renaissance and is well regarded for its artists and craftsmen, alternative culture, and interesting real estate projects. Praga is often overlooked by foreign visitors, and locals, but it offers a special vibe and charm while walking its streets among locals who have been living here for many generations.
Main highlights: Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene, St. Florian`s Church, Bergon`s Jewish Orphanage, the former mikve – a ritual Jewish bathhouse, Bazar Różyckiego, 19th century tenements, old courtyards with Virgin Mary shrines, a former vodka factory complex, street art, and more.
Meeting point: Aleja Solidarności 52 – Christian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene
Ending point: The Koneser Center
Duration time: 2 hours
Price & payment method: 100 € per group (up to 4 people), additional participants 10 € per person. You can pay by cash or credit card after the tour.