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Powazki Cemetery

ul. Powazkowska, Warsaw 99-200, Poland
48 22 838 5525
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Ranked #22 of 144 attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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London, England
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8 reviews 8 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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Senior Contributor
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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
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Lancashire England
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

All I can say is that you must not miss this...get a bus, it stops outside and take time to read the names and ages on the stones, to look at the monuments and to take a little time to reflect and give respect to the people who are buried or remembered here.

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Warsaw, Poland
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

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.

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

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

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