Galeria Aniołowo, Warsaw

Galeria Aniołowo, Warsaw

What to buy here: Angels, traditional folk sculptures.

Everybody needs a guarding angel and the simplest thing to do is to buy one. Made of clay, glass, paper, wood or salt dough by local artists will surely do the work.

Traditional folk sculptures play a significant role in Polish art. Initially, sacred themes were predominant, however with time also animals and elements of nature have become popular. The Angel theme stems from the long tradition of making sculptures of saints, patrons and guardians of people in daily life.

If you are a fan of buying figurines and mini statues to remind you of your past travels, why don’t you get someting original and practical this same time? It’s not another famous building, porcelain elephant or the stuff you would normally get, it’s a Polish folk angel. The diversity of choice is bewildering, however the most adorable ones are those carved in wood. Their rugged simplicity combined with pastel colors and gentle smiles will lighten your mantelpiece or ease stress at the office. Don’t forget to get another one for someone you care about. And stop worrying already, your angel will take care of you regardless of your religion.

Where to buy: some tacky copies are available in most souvenir shops or street stalls in the Old Town, however if you’re looking for a handmade, unique, good quality one, Galeria Artis is the place to visit. Here you will find beautiful traditional wooden angels. Optionally, visit Aniołowo in the Old Town for a selection of angel paintings and more modern angel sculptures. Price: 40 PLN ($ 12,50) – 450 PLN ($ 140).

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Sight Name: Galeria Aniołowo
Sight Location: Warsaw, Poland
Sight Type: Shopping
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