We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza)

Ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 3, Warsaw, Poland (Śródmieście Północne)
Improve this listing
Ranked #55 of 152 Attractions in Warsaw
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
47 visitor photos
Write a Review

54 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
1,359 reviews 1,359 reviews
1,182 attraction reviews
543 helpful votes 543 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

One of the many sights you pass along The Royal Route or Krakowskie Przedmiescie. It is open 10-4pm and most people visit because Chopin's heart is enshrined in an urn behind one of the church pillars. There are the remains of other notable Poles here also. It is one of the finest baroque churches in Warsaw. It's cornerstone was laid... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nicosia, Cyprus
Top Contributor
467 reviews 467 reviews
297 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Is located at the main road with the shops, cafe and restaurants at the opposite side of the Copernicus Monument. We visited the church on the way to the old town. Very simple and peaceful, not very beautiful and i haven't seen the heart of Chopin. The only thing that is very attractive in front of the church, is Jesus... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Best seen from near the Kopernicus monument, where there is a glass cube showing the painting that helped in the reconstruction of this church. Don't miss the statue in front up the steps.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tel Aviv, Israel
Top Contributor
1,200 reviews 1,200 reviews
1,007 attraction reviews
587 helpful votes 587 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is a lovely church, with a very distinct Polish look. While the church looks lovely during the day, it absolutely looks stunning at night, when it is dramatically lit. Worth a visit while taking a walk in the Royal route.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Helsinki, Finland
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Beautiful baroque style church in the very centre of Warsaw. The burial site of Fryderyk Chopin's heart. Worth visiting - especially for all those who love Chopin's music.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Oak Park, IL
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I went to see the memorial that contains the heart of Fryderyk Chopin and I was not disappointed. Who came up with that concept?

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orinda, California
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
64 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We took a guided tour of Old Town in Warsaw and our guide told us the story about how Chopin wanted his heart to be in Warsaw after he passed away. So his sister carried it back from Paris in a brandy bottle. Chopin's heart now rests in this church.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Island of Malta, Malta
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Holy Cross Church is on the main road that leads to the Castle Square. It is very popular with wedding ceremonies and it is so very richly decorated - gold plated. The most interesting feature is found on one of the columns on the left hand side of the church. Here you can see a memorial where the heart... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Boone, North Carolina
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

This church has a lot of charm - Jesus carrying the cross out front still has bullet holes from WW II .- and if you have seen THE PIANIST , it is shown in the opening scenes of the movie. Chopin's heart is something not to miss. And I have had the honor of sitting listening to an organ recital... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
62 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

A beautiful church, very old baroque style. Masses on Sunday start hourly from 6am. I went to the 7am mass, and it was not crowded. Passed by later in the day it was very crowded, recommend you go early, though the organ did not play at the 7am Mass, maybe for the later Masses as they do back home.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza) also viewed


Been to Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing