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Warsaw, Poland (Śródmieście Południowe)
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Ranked #57 of 133 attractions in Warsaw
Type: Neighborhoods
Traveler Description: The Praga district sits directly across the river from Warsaw's Old Town. It has the oldest pre-war buildings in the city and many call it the... more »
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

After being told how amazing hip and trendy this area was me and my girlfriend came here late march and stayed over looking the vodka factory (which was abandoned !) We headed down zabsowska st and ate in a cafe where the waitress was about as misrable as the weather we found NO underground clubs mysterious art galleries or swanky... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Praga is my favourite part of Warsaw. Least damaged during the last war it still retains some charm and atmosphere (contrary to the fully rebuilt Old Town). It still retains many pre-war architecture. It has ZOO. It has wild river bank from where you can enjoy beautiful views of the Old Town. The St. Florian Cathedral... If you wish to... More

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Warsaw, Poland
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

'A bohemian atmosphere', 'charming and unique' - yes, especially if you like drunkards singing with uneven voices, 'artists' in 'trendy' cafes being simply drug-addicted, numbminded loafers, and 'unique experience' means you can simply get hit in the back of your head in some side street. All right, it has some (moderately) interesting architectonical attractions, but generally it is better to... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Praga , over the river from the main city , was much less damaged during the war , so much so that Roman Polanski used it as part of the backdrop to The Pianist as there were still buildings standing that were there in !945 . Our hotel receptionist recommended a trip across the river to see the bears in... More

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Ankara, Turkey
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Literally it means Prague but this is actually the SoHo of Warsaw. Once a neighbourhood in which the poor and, to an extent, dangerous people lived, Praga is becoming a trendy district of Warsaw. Infamous artists, actors, rockers and the likes who are yet to break through began to live in this district because of lower rents and proximity to... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I hadn't been to the oldest part of Praga for years, so I took advantage of a free Saturday summer afternoon to go for a stroll. Having read how Praga was up and coming, artistic, bohemian, etc., I was expecting things to have moved on from how I remember the district 10-15 years ago. But the reality is that very... More

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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39 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Not as bad as in the 90s but you feel you're in a kind of ghetto. Turn into wrong street and loose your camera, wallet, sometimes teeth. You can go by taxi for sightseeing but I don't recommend a walk.

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48 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed in the Praga district of Warsaw for 4 days at the Hetman Hotel.Its across the Vistula River.Although people were saying its a dangerous place..etc...I can say we never felt in danger..although we were not out late at night ...actually we quite enjoyed the area..it has a real "neighborhood" feel to it.Yes the buildings are very old and ugly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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81 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We'd heard that this was Warsaw's equivalent to Shoreditch in London - well it's getting there but has a fair way to go yet. Head for Zabkowska St – it seems to be the main destination. This is the kind of place you will either love or hate. If you are looking for edgy bars, art spaces (as opposed to... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is a district of Warsaw located east from the Vistula river. Although constantly developing, it is not a tourist attraction. In some of the areas it is worth taking special care to be safe as a tourist.

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