A kind of 'national cementery', with tombs of many prominent persons, scientists, artists, and 19th century Warsaw elite deceased. A special place to think about eternity.
This is THE Warsaw cemetery. Many of Polands national heros including those from the many unsuccessful uprising in Polands history, victims of the Nazis and victims of the soviet katyn massacre are either buried or memorialised here, together with heros of Solidarity. Alongside them are many stars of stage and screen, actors, musicians, poets and writers, including, Wladyslaw Szpilman, the... More
Nothing could be more apt for this military cemetery. It has to be one of the most impressive military cemeteries in the world.
Nothing could be more apt for this military cemetery. It has to be one of the most impressive military cemeteries in the world. Here lie freedom fighters from the uprising of 1863 all the way to fallen of WW2 1939 - 45, including a section for those who fell fighting in the West (I special significance to my family).
This cemetary is well worth a look around to get a feeling of Poland's past. The graves a relatively well kept, if a little crammed together. Doing a little research before/having a bit better knowledge of famous dead Polish people would have made the visit more historically interesting but it was still worth it with out that. If you don't... More
It is a bit out of the way, but what a fascinating cemetery. The gravestones are wonderful to look at and so varied, from old classical statues to some very modern pieces. We had a private tour guide for the day and asked to see the cemetery so we had some insights that you might only get if you had... More
Visiting a cemetery is not everyone's idea of perfect sightseeing, but for Warsaw, which has had so little of historic significance preserved through WWII, this place is unreal. A genuine who is who of Polish politics and culture, it is actually more scenic and equally impressive as Père-Lachaise in Paris.
Worth visiting every time of the year but especially on All Saints' Day. If you happen to be in Warsaw on that day or within 2-3 days of that solemnity you have to go there. The place is very old and unlike modern cemeteries. Each family grave is a masterpiece and in the night with 1000s of candles lit it... More
This is the best known Polish Cemetery, being the grounds for many famous people. It's most spiritual in November, as it's filled with lights coming from thousands of candles. It's good to take a guide or buy a guided map to see the most interesting graves (either from architecture or importance point of view). Those who would like to visit... More
Many famous people, important for Polish history are burried there. Worth a visit after november All Saints Day when it's all lit up with candles and lanterns. If you don't like crowds, pick any other time.
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