It's all fairly exciting stuff, but it's time for a bit of a history lesson to allow you to appreciate the site's past, and concept of the present and future! Ooh. Elektrownia Powiśle has been around since 1904, its original role being a power station. Things plodded along swimmingly until World War 2 when the station saw heavy fighting during the Warsaw Uprising between local insurgents and the Germans due to its strategic advantage (check out the intact machine gun post on the corner of ul. Leszczynska and Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie). During the Communist era, the power station even had a special unit (which you can see today) that helped power the Palace of Culture and Science. And so this all lasted until 2001 when the power station was closed, laying empty for years before receiving its new lease of life...
What you can experience in Elektrownia Powiśle today has taken 4 years to come to fruition, with original power station elements visible throughout the modernisation. Anyone that loves old post-industrial sites will love the original architectural features on display, but that, of course, is not the sole reason to visit. Remember, the entire site is not yet complete, with luxury apartments and a boutique hotel still being constructed, but it's quite clear Elektrownia has already become the epicentre of cool in the Powiśle district. We wholly recommend visiting and likewise keeping an eye on any upcoming events via their Facebook profile.
Facilities for disabled
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Food Hall open 12:00-22:00, Fri 12:00-02:00, Sat 11:00-02:00, Sun 11:00-01:00.
Elektrownia Powiśle Food Hall
ul. Zajęcza 2B