Praga – place with unique atmosphere
The bad public image of Praga didn’t come from nowhere. Praga used to be very neglected district populated by the poorest part of society. Many call it the Brooklyn of Warsaw.
Praga has the oldest pre-war buildings in the city.
On the other hand, Praga is a special environment for many galleries and designers who like the old factory buildings and tenement houses. Nowadays, Praga is rejuvenating and very quickly becoming a hype place. Young artists, designers move there with their ateliers and many new independent clubs found its home in the old parts of Praga.
While the district is rather poor and you need to be a bit careful at night, it’s not allover the same. For example Zabkowska Street is worth a visit where beautiful old houses were part of a scenegraphy in the award-winning “The Pianist” movie.
Praga Poludnie hosts diplomats’ borough Saska Kepa. The streets here derive its names from different countries with Francuska (French Street) being the center of Saska Kepa. The pre-war modernistic villas hosts many cozy bars and restaurants.
French speaking expats should consider this area, as French international school and French kindergarden is located in this area.
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