Warsaw/Mokotów

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Museum of the Polish Peasant Movement

Mokotów has over 200,000 inhabitants and is the most populous district of Warsaw. It consists mostly of residential developments of varying density, and Warsaw's largest office district in its Western part. There are a few historic buildings in the district, and many places played a meaningful role in the Warsaw Uprising. There are also quite a few embassies in Mokotów, and some parks.

The name "Mokotów" (arguably) originates from French mon coteau, which means "my hillside" or, in another version, from Mokoto, the supposed name of the settlement's founder. The district is further divided into Augustówka, Czerniaków, Ksawerów, Sadyba, Siekierki, Sielce, Służew, Służewiec, Stegny, Wierzbno, Wyględów and Stary Mokotów (Old Mokotów), which is the historical area of the settlement.

Get in[edit]

Warsaw's Mokotów district in dark red.

By car[edit]

  • Main streets parallel to Vistula: ul. Czerniakowska-ul. Powsińska, ul. Belwederska-ul. Sobieskiego, ul. Puławska, al. Niepodległości, ul. Żwirki i Wigury
  • Main streets perpendicular to Vistula: ul. Spacerowa, Trasa Siekierkowska-ul. Witosa-ul. Sikorskiego

By bus[edit]

From the Warszawa Centralna train station, you can take 119, 131, 525 to get to Mokotów. From Marszałkowska, also in the Centrum, you can take 522. Or if you cross under the street, and pop up on al. Jerozolimskie, you can catch the 107. If you go further down to ul. Piękna, where the US, French, and Canadian Embassies are located, you can also catch the 159. The 180, which is known as the tourist route, connects the Old Town and Nowy Świat with Wilanów, via the Mokotów. Most of these buses will end up taking you in the direction of the Sadyba neighborhood of Mokotów, toward Wilanów.

Other buses that connect other parts of Mokotów with Warsaw exist too.

By metro[edit]

Warsaw's subway system immediately connects Mokotów with Śródmieście and Ursynów. The last station in Śródmieście before entering Mokotów is the Metro Politechnika stop, while the last stop before entering Mokotów from Ursynów is the Metro Ursynów stop. More or less, the subway line cuts down the middle of Mokotów.

Get around[edit]

Wawel Heads series by Xawery Dunikowski in the Królikarnia Park

By metro[edit]

Warsaw's subway system has several stops in Mokotów, which can allow for travelers to quickly hop on and off the metro line and get north and south of Mokotów in just a few minutes. The following stops are in Mokotów - Pole Mokotowskie, Racławicka, Wierzbno, Wilanowska, and Służew.

See[edit]

Szuster Palace
  •    Szuster Palaceul. Puławska 55 (near the Flik restaurant).
Królikarnia Palace
  • St Katherine Church ul. Fosa 17
  • Monument to the Victims of Communist Terror 1944-1956

Czerniaków[edit]

  • St Anthony Church in Czerniaków ul. Czerniakowska 2/4
  • Folwark Czerniakowski
  • Gardener's House ul. Jodłowa 18
  • Manager's House ul. Bernardyńska 1

Do[edit]

Cinemas[edit]

  • Cinema Cityul. Wołoska 12 (Galeria Mokotów),  +48 22 456 65 00. A decent cinema in Galeria Mokotów. The upside of the theater is that the mall's food court allows you to grub out before or after the movie.

Music[edit]

Sports[edit]

Bowling[edit]

Ice-skating[edit]

  • Tor Stegnyul. Inspektowa 1 (near the intersection of ul. Sobieskiego and ul. Sikorskiego),  +48 22 842 27 68. Open when the temperature falls below 10°C.

Swimming[edit]

Theaters[edit]

  • Pruderia ul. Racławicka 99 (unorthodox)

Buy[edit]

Malls[edit]

Galeria Mokotów
  • Galeria Mokotówul. Domaniewska 41 +48 22 541-4141. 10:00-22:00. A large, un-crowded, and extremely nice and comfortable shopping mall. It's a great mall for those that want to avoid the crowds of Zlote Tarasy or Arkadia. Plus, you can find a few more lesser known shops here than at other popular malls.
  • Sadyba Best Mallul. Powsińska 31. By comparison to other malls in Warsaw, this one is pretty small, but it comes equipped with a cinema, food court, and interestingly enough - a bowling alley, which is a one-up on most malls in Warsaw. Its cinema is also one of only a few IMAX theatres in Poland.
  • CH Landul. Wałbrzyska 11 (Metro Służew), e-mail: . A very small, rather un-populated mall in Mokotów. This mall isn't too large or packed with annoyingly large crowds like at Złote Tarasy, Arkadia, or Galeria Mokotów, but it also doesn't have nearly the same number of stores as those malls or the activities.

Eat[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • Dominium Pizzaul. Rakowiecka 41 (Subway to Pole Mokotowskie, then restaurant is opposite the SGGW administration building),  +48 22 210 10 10. Just one of a chain of pizzerias.
  • EfesAl. Niepodległości 80 (Metro Racławicka). Great place to go for a kebab.

Mid-range[edit]

  • Pizzeria Segmentul. Powsińska 18A +48 22 651 87 01. Open from 11:30AM - 10PM. A cool little pizzeria located in the Sadyba neighborhood of Mokotów. The pizza is superb and there is a number of varying pizza themes. The deserts only improve the experience. In the summer, dining upstairs is nice and the restaurant has an outdoor balcony. In the winter, it's warmer to eat downstairs than upstairs. 30+ zł.
  • Flik ul. Puławska 43

Splurge[edit]

  • Blue CactusZajączkowska 11 +48 22 851-2323fax: +48 22 851-2322. M-F 08:00-23:00, Sa 09:00-23:00, Su 12:00-22:00. An excellent Mexican restaurant with good food and drinks. You can easily spend 60 or more złotych per person, but it's well worth the money. Roughly PLN60+.

Drink[edit]

  • ParkAl. Niepodległości 196 +48 22 825 91 65, e-mail: . Park is like Russian roulette; you may have your head blown off, or possibly have a great time. The door is relaxed, which means a lot of fools and the fashion challenged can usually get in. Alcohol is cheap with a shot of Wyborowa only costing zł 5. The only real problem is likely to be a concern for women. The men who go to this club often act like they have never seen a woman before, which may be due to the ethanol induced state of mind they are in, and may touch women who obviously don't want to be bothered. If any woman decides to go to this club, be sure to bring along friends or a guy friend to ward off drunk advances. Also, be sure not to upset the bouncers – let's just say, they don't take too kindly to being upset.
  • Qlala Barul. Chełmska 21 +48 507 071 787, e-mail: . A random and thoroughly unsuspecting bar. Walking in, the bar tender seemed surprised by the idea of customers, but was friendly. The furniture in Qlala consists of large comfortable chairs, love seats, and sofas, which are surrounded by book shelves that are covered in worn Polish-language books.

Cafés[edit]

  • Zielnikul. Odyńca 15 (A few streets from Racławicka metro stop, off of Al. Niepodległości),  +48 22 844 35 00fax: +48 22 844 99 15, e-mail: . Zielnik is a really cozy café where couples and close friends could go for lunch, dinner, and a cup of coffee or tea. Worth a visit, if you like to get a sense of having some alone time with a friend or date.

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