Park Miniatur Wojewodztwa Mazowieckiego
Senatorska 38, Warsaw, Poland
www.miniaturymazowieckie.com - +48 22 300 48 48
Park Miniatur Wojewodztwa Mazowieckiego Warsaw Reviews
brilliant miniature collections May 13, 2015
A traveler who is visiting the capital city of Poland; Warsaw will know that the entire territory turned into rubble due to bombings during wars. Thankfully, a tremendous work of rebuilding and restoration of thousands of architecture were carefully done after WWII. Although, some parts of the city may not have reincarnated exactly as the original appearances, but the sad part is; many of the city’s architectural treasure have never rebuilt, and may never, ever seen again. Until:
A historian/economist/builder in the person of Rafal Kunach (http://www.timesofisrael.com/warsaws-lost-architecture-portrayed-in-miniature/) had ambitiously desired to show many of the iconic buildings of the city that were long gone. His goal to put up a museum of the old Warsaw became a reality. Yes, there is now a museum that showcases these grand buildings of the past… in a miniature form.
My personal impression of this museum is that it truly is a brilliant endeavor! Besides the fact that I like marveling at miniature objects or creations, the collections they hold in this museum are no doubt masterpieces! The images are not only exquisite to the eye but also, it conveys a powerful message – the impact of wars always leave a negative effects to individual lives or a city as a whole. It will indeed make a person stop and think through about the effects of wars.
Currently, only a handful of miniatures on display yet, but I’m pretty sure as the years go by, more will be added. A personal favorite is the miniature of the Warsaw Philharmonic for its color elements. We have visited the Saxon Park, and from there I saw firsthand of what remained today of a once glorious palace. And I had a glimpse of this palace’s past through a visit at the Miniature Museum of Old Warsaw.
Because there are only a few collections, it doesn’t take much time to visit, unless, of course, one need to read thoroughly the information and description of each miniature model.
There is a minimal fee to enter, and it is worth it especially, for those who love architectures or urban history. The location of the museum is a walking distance away from the city hall. Please refer to their website for more information.
I took lots pictures of the recounted information posted on the walls, but I’ve lost it all in the process of transferring the photos from my cell phone to my laptop.
I consider this attraction to be one of the “off-the-beaten-path” but truly is precious. I was very happy that my Warsaw-native TravBuddy (EmyG) brought me to this place!
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