Czerniaków

Czerniaków
Warsaw Neighborhood

Bernardine church and monastery in Czerniaków
Coordinates: 52°12′27″N 21°03′04″E / 52.207383°N 21.051089°E / 52.207383; 21.051089Coordinates: 52°12′27″N 21°03′04″E / 52.207383°N 21.051089°E / 52.207383; 21.051089
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County/City Warsaw
Notable landmarks Bernardine Monastery and St. Antony of Padua Church, 19th century wooden mansion, Mound of the Warsaw Uprising
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +48 22
Website http://www.czerniakow.com/

Czerniaków is a neighbourhood of the city of Warsaw, located within the borough of Mokotów, between the escarpment of the Vistula river and the river itself.

Called Czerniakowo since the Middle Ages, it was then merely a small village located well to the south of the Warsaw's Old Town. In the 19th century the area became densely built-up and became populated mostly by factory workers and other lower classes of society, which gave birth to a specific local version of the Warsaw dialect. During the Warsaw Uprising the area was one of the last Polish strongholds.

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.