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Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza)

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Address: Ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 3, Warsaw, Poland
Phone Number: 48228268910
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Rebuilt Church but with a Heart....

One of the most famous churches in Poland, this old baroque building was almost totally destroy by the Nazis, first with an airstrike and later with a inner demolition. Now a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I had Chopin played at my wedding. So, I wanted to visit the church to see the location of Chopin's heart. Imagine the fun I had when a wedding occurred after I arrived. Not only did they play Vivaldi's Spring, but Chopin, too. Beautiful wedding. There is a bright gold altar on the left as you enter the church ...... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

One of the most famous churches in Poland, this old baroque building was almost totally destroy by the Nazis, first with an airstrike and later with a inner demolition. Now a days, holds in a urn the heart of one of the prodigious sons of Poland, Frederic Chopin. Its something interesting to see and its in your way to Castle... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The church itself is beautiful. It is true that most of the old buildings in the old town is beautiful, but once you step inside the church, it looks much different from outside. However, standing in front of the place where the heart of Chopin is buried, you feel the great artist's strong desire to come back to his home... More 

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Eskilstuna, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is beautiful and nicely restored church. Chopin's heart rests here. Therefore it is well worth seeing. However, there are are a lot of people praying there, so it is important to be quiet and discrete...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Like most of Warsaw this church was reconstructed after the war. It is beautiful. You cannot miss the memorial to Chopin where his heart is buried. The evening we visited there was a memorial service for the 4500 Polish soldiers killed by Russians in the Katyn Massacre in 1940. The church was filled with soldiers in dress uniform; it was... More 

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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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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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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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