The Soho Factory aspires to create in Warsaw a space for the artistic evolution of an industrial area, outside of the artificial context of a museum, modeled after New York City’s Soho. This three year project initiated by the Artanimacje association aims to revitalize and aesthetically transform Warsaw’s Praga quarter by introducing different projects such as the Soho Factory. The place hosts educational workshops, performance art exhibitions, music concerts, and other vibrant cultural events.
Soho Factory, ul. Mińska 25, Warsaw, Poland, +48 22 323 19 00
Bazar Różyckiego is the oldest existing market in the city, established in the 19th century. This market played a big social role during World War II and its aftermath, providing people with ammunition and medical equipment. Nowadays, around 300 sellers run their businesses at the market, offering various products such as clothes, food, and accessories. In 2008 the market ceased to be publicly owned and was returned to its original owners, the Różycki family.
Bazar Różyckiego, ul. Targowa 54, Warsaw, Poland, +48 22 619 86 42
This cinema often organizes unusual events or film cycles. During the summer, the Praski Park hosts a free outdoors film series organised by Kino Praha (every Sunday evening). Another summer initiative of theirs is offering discounted film tickets to those customers that came by bike (‘Rowerowe Love’). The cinema also hosts various thematic festivals: of children’s films or documentaries, organised together with another unique cinema in Warsaw, Iluzjon.
Kino Praha, ul. Jagiellońska 26, Warsaw, Poland, +48 22 343 03 10
This park, located in the south part of Warsaw’s Praga, dates back to 1905 and is currently one of the biggest green areas in the whole city. It encompasses many different attractions for all age groups, such as a lake with canoes, a playground, horse riding opportunities, and an old forest stand. The local amphitheater hosts various events whenever the weather permits, while the central monument commemorates a famous Polish classical composer and political activist, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, after whom the whole park has been named.
The trampoline park in the city is located in the former hangar of one of the city’s airports and spreads out to almost 3,000 square meters. Whether you are professional sportsman or just a fan of trampolines, acrobatic paths, sponge pools, or skateboarders, you will enjoy spending time at Hangar 646.
Hangar 646, Wał Miedzeszyński 646, Warsaw, Poland, +48 501 620 778
The backyard at 11 Listopada Street is a graffiti-colored, hippy area, where three of the best clubs in the city are located. Skład Butelek, Chmury and Hydrozagadka offer great drinks, atmosphere and music concerts. The varied graffiti street art includes the famous ‘Mr. Spray’ design by artist Michal Škapa. This backyard and its clubs and pubs often host folk music and contemporary music festivals, featuring some of the best musicians from Poland.
This factory, around since 1897, is made from red brick in a neo-Gothic style. The products as well as their recipes date back to the 1920s, and involve some of the best Polish vodkas: ‘Wyborowa’ and ‘Żubrówka’. Other famous alcoholic products you should try are the lemon and grapefruit flavored vodkas (‘Cytrynowka’ and ‘Grejpfrutowka’) as well as the ‘Klubowy’ brandy.
The Museum of Warsaw’s Praga is a part of the Historical Museum of Warsaw and displays anything related to Warsaw’s right bank of the Vistula river, and indeed is located by the river. It aims to promote the local history and identity of the area. Some of the past exhibitions were about the way of spending free time before World War I, introduced some of the villages near Warsaw through photographs, or depicted the evolution of a socialist-realist neighborhood located in Warsaw’s Praga.
Museum of Warsaw’s Praga, ul. Targowa 50/52, Warsaw, Poland, +48 22 518 34 00