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Powazki Cemetery

ul. Powazkowska, Warsaw 99-200, Poland
48 22 838 5525
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Ranked #20 of 136 Attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Warszawa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

One of the oldest cemeteries in Warsaw and by far the nicest - works from the late eighteenth century. Incumbent on him many distinguished Poles - eminent writers, poets, scholars, artists ... Come and stroll the paths, but in the silence and recollection, showing respect for the dead. Every year, November 1, at the cemetery known Polish personalities of science... More 

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herefordshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I was on a morning wander and suddenly looked up to find I was walking the street my father and his parents lived in before it was bombed to the ground. My grandparents are buried round the corner in Powazki cemetery, so I made my way in. The walls were being restored so it was a little difficult to find... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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311 reviews 311 reviews
103 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Many people visit Powązki on Nov. 1 and 2. You can see numerous candles buring also in the evening as in it open late those days.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Père Lachaise of eastern Europe but with more famous people. Worth everyminute of the time spend there. The most charming in late autumn when the trees turn gold and everything looks almost poethical.

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London, England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Old prestigious cemetery. Many famous people are buried there. There is a memorial wall near the main entrance that lists the names of people of note.

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Scotland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went here with our Polish family, who acted like a tour guide for us arouns the cemetery iy is beautifully kept, a lesson in history, take plenty of time as the cemetary is very big , definately worth a visit.

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Paris, France
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Mostly for the Poles who know who is who and why. But even a foreigner can be surprised by endless , perfect rows of the crosses with the names of the first Polish soldiers dead in the very beginning of the WW II

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Sydney
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Use Tram 22 and then it is a short walk to the main entry. Definitely include it on your itinerary. It will get you out of the hustle and bustle of the main city and in a quiet and peaceful place. The Cemetary is huge. Just walk around and see the tomb stones to give you a flavor of Warsaw's... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Very worthwhile trip to take a moment to reflect. There are three cemeteries in this area. The main Powazki Cemetery is the resting place of poets, musicians actors and other notable Polish citizens. The feel of this place is rather like Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris. There are some impressive funerary statues, especially by the 'avenue of notables' behind the... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We visited Powązki Cemetery to see Kieślowski's grave, but walking around the ornate graves was a unique experience. If you want to spend some tranquil time and maybe visit a grave for whom you're specially interested in, don't miss it. *Finding Kieślowski's grave on our own was very difficult, because the cemetery is extremely huge, but we asked a polish... More 

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