"Mermaid" Syrenka - Mermaid Tip by Dabs

Syrenka - Mermaid, Warsaw: 26 reviews and 43 photos

by Dabs

A mermaid (Syrena) with sword and shield is the city of Warsaw's symbol.

According to one legend, Warsaw was founded when a Mermaid ordered two fishermen Wars and Sawa, to form a city.

Another legend says that a mermaid once swam to Warsaw from the Baltic Sea for the love of the Griffin, the ancient defender of the city, who was killed in a struggle against the Swedish invasions of the 17th century. The Mermaid, wishing to avenge his death, took the position of defender of Warsaw, becoming the symbol of the city.

Whichever legend you believe, you can find this sculpture by T. Hegel in the center of the Old Town square.

Address: Old Town Square

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  • Updated Jul 7, 2003
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