Until very recently, the Koneser Vodka Distillery factory had its headquarters here. Currently, the factory holds a number of cultural institutions, many cultural events take place there such as concerts, exhibitions and conferences.ul. Ząbkowska 27/31 (map)
Built in 1897, the factory was part of the so-called 'Warsaw Rectification in Praga' (Rektyfikacja Warszawska na Pradze) and until very recently, the Koneser Vodka Distillery factory had its headquarters here. Pure spirits were produced, as were several types of quality lesser spirits and wines. Many well-known domestic and foreign brands of spirits – including the most famous Polish vodkas such as Wyborowa, Luksusowa and Żubrówka – were created at the factory.
The factory is an interesting example of industrial architecture from a century ago, with many of the buildings in Gothic style, and the front gate resembling a small castle. Surprisingly, some of the buildings survived World War II and are in quite good condition, which means that many interesting small elements of the architecture – such as the Ancres forged in steel, the hand-carved crowns of roses and the arc lamps – are actually original.
Currently, the factory holds a number of cultural institutions (the Teatr Konsekwentny Koneser and the well-known Galeria Luksfera and Galeria Klimy Bochenskiej art galleries), and many cultural events take place there on a regular basis. These include concerts, film festivals, theatrical reviews, photography and modern dance workshops, exhibitions and conferences. The place is destined to become a centre of contemporary art, and a significant part of the city's cultural expression.