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Powazki Cemetery

ul. Powazkowska, Warsaw 99-200, Poland
48 22 838 5525
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Ranked #21 of 153 Attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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herefordshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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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
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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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New York City, New York
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Bigger than Prague but nonetheless, very emotional. Do not miss this part of history. No need to spend one hour, unless you are very religious but a must see as part of Jewish History. Mass graves were found one block from the cemetery and explanations were given. History in this country is so very valuable to understand but nonetheless, hard... More

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