Warsaw’s Praga named among Europe’s 'coolest neighbourhoods'
PR dla Zagranicy
Warsaw’s Praga district has been named among Europe's "coolest neighbourhoods."
The Neon Museum at 25 Mińska St. in Warsaw. Photo: Adrian Grycuk [CC BY-SA 3.0 pl (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/pl/deed.en)], from Wikimedia Commons
Britain’s The Independent newspaper has said on its website that the district is among “the most up-and-coming areas in the continent’s hippest cities” and "a new generation of hip ’hoods to take centre stage."
The paper noted that most of Warsaw’s city centre was destroyed during World War II, but Praga, across the Vistula River, escaped largely unscathed.
“Wander its streets and you’ll find leafy courtyards hidden behind crumbling apartment blocks and bunkers in the middle of tree-lined avenues,” independent.co.uk reported.
“Recently, Warsaw’s creative types have started opening coffee shops in these abandoned courtyards and brightening up dilapidated buildings with colourful murals.”
A must-see, according to independent.co.uk, “is the Neon Museum, which has the world’s largest collection of Cold War-era neon. You’ll find it at the Soho Factory, a cluster of warehouses turned into galleries and restaurants.”
The Eilandje district of the Belgian city of Antwerp and Mariahilf in central Vienna are also among "10 of the continent’s coolest neighbourhoods to put on your holiday hit-list," according to the website.