City of Mermaids


Mer-friends!  Another destination to add to your travel itinerary.

 

On of the Mermaids of Warsaw as she appeared in 1945, unbowed after the Nazi invasion

On of the Mermaids of Warsaw as she appeared in 1945, unbowed after the Nazi invasion

Warsaw, Poland, for centuries the city has revered the double-tailed Mermaid as their symbol.  She is found watching over the city, valiantly brandishing her sword and shield, said to indicate the fighting spirit of the citizens.

 

 

 

 

 

syrena-emblemShe can be seen adorning Warsaw’s coat of arms, the famous “Syrenka” (the Little Mermaid) statue at the center of the Old Town Square, the life size statue “Syrena” perched overlooking Vistula River and can be found represented on almost every municipal building, lamppost and many forms public transportation.

 

Read more about the legends of the Warsaw Mermaid here!