Experience Warsaw’s retro revival and modern charm at milk bars and nearby attractions
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Experience Warsaw’s retro revival and modern charm at milk bars and nearby attractions

Experience Warsaw’s retro revival and modern charm at milk bars and nearby attractions
Milk Bar Rusalka

Milk Bar Rusalka is next to the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel and St. Florian the Martyr (3 Florianska), where Pope John Paul II once celebrated Mass.

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Prasowy

Floor-to-ceiling windows offer a view of the busy Marszalkowska boulevard from milk bar Prasowy. 

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Maslanka’s logo, one of the milk bars in Warsaw.
Maslanka’s logo, one of the milk bars in Warsaw.  (Andrew Bender )
Bar Bambino’s large space has been updated with Midcentury Modern design that would look at home in Palm Springs.
Bar Bambino’s large space has been updated with Midcentury Modern design that would look at home in Palm Springs.  (Adam Lach / Napo Images for Los Angeles Times)
Milk bar Rusalka
Milk bar Rusalka  (Adam Lach / Napo Images for Los Angeles Times )
Soho Factory

The Soho Factory in Warsaw is a blocks-wide redevelopment of old warehouses and factories not far from the busy restaurant Bar Mleczny Rusalka.

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Soho Factory

Old Polish-produced Nysa vehicles are parked outside Soho Factory in Warsaw.

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Prasowy

Outdoor picnic tables at milk bar Prasowy afford opportunities for people- and tram-watching in Warsaw’s city center. 

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Old Town Warsaw

A view of the Old Town in Warsaw.

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Milk Bar Prasowy has been business since 1954, now some walls are painted black.
Milk Bar Prasowy has been business since 1954, now some walls are painted black.  (Adam Lach / Napo Images for Los Angeles Times )
Prasowy

Milk bar Prasowy.

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Bar Mleczny Rusalka

Milk bar Rusalka is in the up-and-coming Praga district, across the Vistula River from central Warsaw.

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Maslanka

The space is small, but Bar Mleczny Maslanka has much to offer.

 (Andrew Bender)
Lazienki Park

Former royal palaces are part of Lazienki Park in Warsaw. 

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Lazienki Park

Lazienki Park in Warsaw, Poland. 

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Lazienki Park

Cobblestone and gravel paths link gently flowing waterways and sculpture gardens in Poland’s Lazienki Park. 

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Lazienki Park

Lazienki Park is a rambling spot in Warsaw where cobblestone and gravel paths linke waterways, gardens, museums, cafes and the Presidential Palace.

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Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

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Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews

The painted replica of the vaulted ceiling of the destroyed synagogue in Gwozdziec at the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

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Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews has been honored as the European Museum of the Year for 2016.

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Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews is on the site of Warsaw’s World War II Jewish Ghetto and recounts the history of the Jews of Poland from the medieval days.

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Chopin museum

Chopin’s last piano (1840s), made by Ignace Pleye, is displayedl in the Frederic Chopin Museum in Warsaw. Chopin played and composed on this instrument between 1848-49.

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Chopin museum

The Frederic Chopin Museum in Warsaw.

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Chopin museum

Death mask of Chopin in the Frederic Chopin Museum in Warsaw. 

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Soho Factory

Soho Factory is a blocks-wide redevelopment of old warehouses and factories. 

 (Adam Lach / Napo Images for Los Angeles Times)
Soho Factory

Around the Soho Factory in Warsaw, you’ll find hip design studios, cafes, restaurants and neon and mural art.

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Neon Museum in Warsaw, Poland

This is not the fictitious Korova milk bar from “A Clockwork Orange,” but the Neon Museum, where dozens of historic pieces that graced the city beginning in the mid-20th century are preserved and displayed.

 (Andrew Bender)
Warsaw, Poland

Children frolic in a fountain inside Stare Miasto, Warsaw’s old city, picturesquely rebuilt after destruction during World War II.

 (Andrew Bender)
H15 Boutique Hotel

“Not what I expected” was the message writer Andrew Bender put on Instagram after his first night at the conveniently located H15 Boutique Hotel. An art installation during his visit included these fanciful statues of Soviet leader Lenin, which matched well with the hotel’s modern design and its history as the former Russian Embassy.

 (Andrew Bender)
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