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Address: ul. Powazkowska, Warsaw 99-200, Poland
Phone Number: 48 22 838 5525
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Historic Powazki Cemetery

Interesting cemetery whether you are of Polish descent or just a cemetery buff. Beautiful memorials. However, this cemetery is absolutely huge. We had hoped to see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

Interesting cemetery whether you are of Polish descent or just a cemetery buff. Beautiful memorials. However, this cemetery is absolutely huge. We had hoped to see the supposedly adjoining Jewish Cemetery of Warsaw, as well, but could not find markers inside Powazki...perhaps due to its vast size...nor could we find an outside entrance. So, that aspect was a bummer! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Friends in Warsaw found time to show us around the city. They took us to this cemetery with a fair warning... "It's a cemetery but nothing like you've ever seen." Indeed it was. First up - it showed how much Polish people revere their family and their past. We were told that every week most of the tombs have candles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Located around 6 bus stops from the city centre. There are loads of very old monuments.Built in 1790.Very famous people were buried there: writers,politics, movie directors, singers,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Its not everyones cup of tea to stroll a graveyard but Old Powązki Cementary is a different story. It is like a beautiful, huge, tranquil park with mature trees, singing birds, alleys and of course graves of different sort. Its frequented by loved ones tending to the tombs all year round - as it is a Polish tradition to visit... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Must say the idea of strolling in graveyards used to spook me out. But in Poland, it's part of life - throughout the year, tombs are lavished with candles and flowers, attended by young and old. This one is home to many famous Poles. Even if you don't know the history, the masonary is impressive. Best time to visit is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The cemetery was gorgeous, but also very emotional. You understand how many people died when you see all of the granite tombstones. The large sculpture is breathtaking.

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Warsaw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

An old, beautiful cemetery, located off the main tourist routes, however easily accessible. An oasis of tranquility, quietness and metaphysical atmosphere. Go if you're not only after beer, chips and loud fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you go to the Jewish side of the cemetery it looks incredibly apocalyptic. There are vines growing over the old and toppled tombstones, an endless amalgam of trees that reach the sky, and this gorgeous wind that howls through the entire cemetery. The hours really vary to this entrance but there's a gap in the wall through the Catholic... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Founded in late XVIII century and still today you can see some very beautiful tombs taht in those days were carved by artists. Angels, allegorical figures or saints. Beautiful, only Krakow has got a similar one (pre-war Polish cities of Lviv and Vilnius too). Those who know a little Polish history will appreciate very many well known names of renowned... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

There is a mark of real history in the world of artificially created events. Obviously you have to like visit cemeteries! There are 2 independent cemeteries. The first one - civilian, catholic - with a lot of old and nice graves. Some of them are important for polish history and national identity (poets, artists, politicians, activist). There is a unique... More 

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