The Mermaid on Wybrzeze Kosciuszkowskie is the second monument of the mythical creature, half fish half woman, who appeared ... More
The Mermaid on Wybrzeze Kosciuszkowskie is the second monument of the mythical creature, half fish half woman, who appeared in Warsaw in the 14th century and was said to defend the city in times of distress. Sculpted in 1939 by Ludvica Nistch, the statue was modelled on Krystyna Krahelska, a beautiful young poet, who died in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Originally the statue was supposed to be made of glass, and be a 20 (62 ft) meter-tall figure set on a pillar fixed in the middle of the Vistula. Finally it was set on the banks of the River and made of bronze. The other mermaid is located in the Old Town Market Square.
Try to make time for this impressive 60 room museum which documents the entire history of Warsaw with maps, historic
documents, photos and paintings all displayed in period interiors. For many, the highlight is the film Warsaw Will Not ...
The great Polish astronomer who is said to have 'stopped the sun and moved the Earth', is honored in this
statue on the Royal Route . The sculpture was designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and unveiled in 1830. It depicts ...
This beautiful green domed church was the home of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament who were brought to Poland
from France by Queen Maria Kazimiera Sobieska in 1687. The church was designed by Tylman van Gameren and is ...