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Praga

Warsaw, Poland (Śródmieście Południowe)
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Ranked #55 of 147 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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Warsaw, Poland
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236 reviews 236 reviews
66 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Zabkowska, Targowa and the surroundings are really worth a while. You can see pieces of old Warsaw, beautiful Praga Cathedral, the ZOO, the Orthodox Church. Near the Cathedral you will find the best Lebanese restaurant in Warsaw - Le Cedre which I totally recommend. At the corner of Jagiellonska and Klopotowskiego you will find good pubs: Bazar and Centrum Zarządzania... More

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our guide book said that tourists rarely visited Praga District owing to its poor reputation, but that as it's now in the process of gentrification it's worth a look. So we caught a bus from the Centre and got off near the National Stadium. Certainly you notice right away not only the architectural differences but the general ambience as well.... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A recommended trip to get a different feel of Warsaw. A nice walk from the Old Town, across 'Most Stasko Dabrowska' to view the resplendent 'St. Michaels and Florian the Martyr's' Cathedral. The "playing" 'Backyard Orchestra' statue is a good view. My now favourite Warsaw Church (of Our Lady of Lareto). The old city, Zabkowska street, the old Vodka factory... 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
39 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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