WARSAW OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
– SECRET ROUTE OF WARSAW
Discover the most hidden parts of Warsaw during our off the beaten track group tour. See Warsaw from the perspective of a local and find out about city’s fascinating history its influence on Polish culture and modern-day Warsaw. Professional guide, Zuk retro minibus and quite a few unknown stories about the city’s life included!
Duration: 4 hours
Type of the tour: Group
Meeting point: Palace of Culture and Science
Transportation: “Zuk” minibus (walking + driving
* Tours by ZUK minibuses are available for travelers taller than 150 cm (4,9 ft).
WARSAW UNKNOWN HISTORY
World War II completely destroyed Warsaw’s architecture turning most of its historically important places into ashes. 80 % of the city’s buildings simply disappeared. Then, as the communism settled into the city, the socialist authorities got round to Warsaw’s reconstruction.
Unfortunately, led by socio-realistic, in the spirit of which destroyed Warsaw was rebuilt, left monumental buildings and wide streets. The architecture of the post-war capital was to show the strength and power of the only valid ideology. Communist authorities, keeping the reconstruction of Warsaw in the spirit of “new, better times”, irrevocably destroyed many old monuments and architecturally valuable objects that were closely related with Poland’s independent period.
This unique district was once a separate city at the eastern bank of the Vistula river. It was attached to Warsaw in 1791 and quickly became its integral part. Unlike other districts of Warsaw, it survived the World War II in almost unchanged form. Due to that fact, we can still feel the atmosphere of a pre-war city in Warsaw’s Prague, where time simply goes slower. Instead of modern skyscrapers, the area features shabby brick-build tenement houses, intriguing murals and retro cafes. A lot of artistic and cultural events take place in Prague making it incredibly attractive place for numerous artists, musicians, poets, hipsters and those who would like to see Warsaw from slightly different perspective. While visiting Prague district it’s worth to see:
- Neon Museum
- Różycki Bazaar
- Notre Dame Cathedral of Prague
- Monuments of Prague’s Yard