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Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza)

Ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 3, Warsaw, Poland (Śródmieście Północne)
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Ranked #52 of 147 attractions in Warsaw
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Melbourne, Australia
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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

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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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

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Buckinghamshire
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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.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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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.

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Helsinki, Finland
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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.

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Oak Park, IL
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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?

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Orinda, California
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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.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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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

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Boone, North Carolina
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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

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Alpharetta
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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.

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