The capital of Poland does not stay behind, having its own unique symbol- a mermaid. Being in
There are numerous eye-catching statues of mermaid dotted around the city, reflecting the artists’ inspiration. Warsawians often claim that capital without a mermaid would not be the same, that its identity and uniqueness would be lost.
Why is the story of the mermaid so fascinating? What’s behind all that legend?
Legend of Syrenka
There are numerous exciting legends linked with the
While the other decided to go on, swimming across the baltic sea, she eventually reached the Gdansk coast. She liked the city but seeing a river leading deep in the land, she could not resist and swam further. Following the queen of the Polish rivers, she reached the shores of the Old Town in
She swam for a very long time, and finally, resigned, decided to rest. She sat down on the river bank and admired the beautiful surroundings that she immediately liked. Relaxing, the mermaid started singing and aroused the attention of a wealthy merchant who heard her blissful singing.
The merchant kidnapped her wanting to make money out of her. As it turned out, his plan failed when a young fisherman came to rescue a gorgeous mermaid. In appreciation for the freedom, the mermaid promised to protect the city of
Since then, she stands proudly with a shield and sword guarding the capital of Poland.
Where To Spot Syrenka?
- The mermaid monument in Powiśle
When you think about the monument to the
- The mermaid monument in Old Town
The Mermaid Monument, located in the center of the
If you happen to visit