This is the oldest part of the right-bank Warsaw. The Praga was not destroyed during World War II , and today, becomes a very attended site where many artist chose to open their workshops and ateliers clubs, galleries and alternative theatres.
1) The Zoological Garden
Spread over a vast area of 40 acres, the Warsaw Zoological Garden has over 5000 animals. This garden was founded in the year 1928 to house native animals of Poland such as storks, brown bears and otters. Here you can also find many exotic animal species such as the Rothschild giraffes, African elephants, gibbons, Indian rhinoceros, reptiles, birds and tropical fish.
2) Church of Our Lady of Loreto (Kościół Matki Bożej Loretańskiej)
Situated in Praga, a district of Warsaw, this aesthetic church features ornate decorations. Church of Our Lady of Loreto is one of the oldest in Praga and stands on the City Hall or Ratuszowa Street. Formerly, it was a chapel that was attached to a Bernardine monastery and a baroque church.
3) St. Mary Magdalene's Russian Orthodox Church
Poland is famous for its churches and you can find many prominent synagogues and churches in its capital Warsaw. St. Mary Magdalene’s Russian Orthodox Church is a popular emblematic building that was constructed inspired by the Byzantine architecture.
As a testimony to Russian domination, it was in the late eighteenth century that this church was built over the destroyed St. Andrew’s church. This Orthodox Church was constructed especially to serve the Russian colony living there and for...
4) Monument of the Brotherhood of Arms (Pomnik Braterstwa Broni)
This monument was the first monument erected immediately after World War II. It was created in Warsaw’s Praga district in 1945, and represents four soldiers, Soviet and Polish, with their heads lowered as if they are sleeping on watch.
5) Ząbkowska Street
One of the prominent landmarks in Warsaw, Zabkowska Street extends from the crossing point of Radzyminska Street and Kaweczynska Street to Targowa Street. This pretty street has a magical ambience and is flocked by locals and tourists from across the world.
6) Monument of Praga's Backyard Orchestra (Pomnik Praskiej Kapeli Podwórkowej)
Monument of Praga's Backyard Orchestra appeared in 2006, and it represents a local musical group from the times when such musicians traveled the courtyards of the city, especially in the Praga region. They often played regional and popular Warsaw music.
7) Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel and Florian the Martyr
This Catholic Church is popularly known for its imposing 75 meter high towers that are visible from very far. The church was constructed as much to meet pastoral needs as for responding to Poland’s ‘Russification’. Building this church was more of an act of defiance and protest.