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Powazki Cemetery

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Address: ul. Powazkowska, Warsaw 99-200, Poland
Phone Number: 48 22 838 5525
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Life after life

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

The Powazki Cemetery is like walking back in time. Many of the monuments are unique works of art. The atmosphere is peaceful and some of the graves show the signs of the WWII battles which raged in the grounds. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I usually say that Poland needs to forget a bit the past and start looking a bit more into the future. This is one of the places that one needs to visit in order to understand why death and the past are so much part of everyday life in the country. And let's face it: they do not charge and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We visited here to see my grandparents' grave while in Warsaw on holiday. The cemetery is huge and we couldn't find the right place... but I didn't mind - we spent a peaceful hour or so looking for it in beautiful surroundings. We were told that there is an office across the road who could help, but by then we'd... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

If someone has an interest in Polish History this is the place to be. A Place of heroes, the valley of their kings. The list of graves to see is endless. Let me list them Boleslaw Bierut - Polands Coummunist leader - tomb covered in red paint repreenting the murders he did. Jaruzelski - recently died and buried. Zygmunt Berling... More 

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Address: ul. Powazkowska, Warsaw 99-200, Poland
Phone Number: 48 22 838 5525
Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Central Poland  >  Mazovia Province  >  Warsaw

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