Gnojna Góra

  ul. Brzozowa ,   Old Town         04 Sep 2020
A perfect example when you don't know a language and any word or name may sound exotic, and so it is that Gnojna Góra  sounds like a charming end to a walking tour of the Old Town. Well, it is, for the views of the River Vistula and the Praga district on the other side, but not for the name, which literally translates as shit hill (dung hill, if you wish to be more polite). For centuries, this was the dumping ground for all of the Old Town's waste - chamber pots and buckets of rubbish, ahoy! It grew over time, as you can imagine, and the distinctive shape can best be seen from the bottom, near the river. At one stage it was also renowned for its healing properties - people with obscene amounts of money would actually come here to be buried up to their necks in rubbish in a supposed cure for syphilis (doesn’t work, we’ve tried). Head back towards the Old Town by walking towards ul. Dawna, whose trademark blue archway is one of the most picturesque sights in the city. Finally, conclude your epic walking tour by swerving onto ul. Kanonia.


Ratusz Arsenał


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