'Syrenka' - Powiśle Warsaw Mermaid

Possibly the second most famous statue of the city's symbol. The 2.75m tall bronze monument was created by sculptor Ludwika Nitschowa and unveiled June 29, 1939. Her model was a 23-year-old poet and ethnography student: Krystyna Krahelska, but allegedly Ludwika changed her face slightly because she didn't want Krystyna to feel intimidated. Considering Warsaw's wartime destruction, the monument itself was not destroyed, albeit it was slightly damaged, owing to its riverside location.


Centrum Nauki Kopernik


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