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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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Lots of famous people are buried here

We went to the cemetery hoping to see the graves of Irena Sendler and Wladyslaw Szpilman (The Pianist), but I made a rookie mistake and didn't do my homework beforehand so I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
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Wakefield, MA

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Wakefield, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We went to the cemetery hoping to see the graves of Irena Sendler and Wladyslaw Szpilman (The Pianist), but I made a rookie mistake and didn't do my homework beforehand so I didn't see them. Huge is an understatement when describing the Powazki Cemetery. You can literally spend hours walking around. There are many famous and not so famous people... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We came here on a gloomy overcast afternoon and it was rally atmospheric. It has some really cool tombs and is a nice distraction for 30 min to 1.5 hours. We saw guided tours there which might be interesting

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Great place to spend an hour or so just meandering thru the graves......I visit cemeteries all over the world and just find them fascinating. If you like this kind of stuff....not to be missed!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Very nice place for a walk during the fall. If you get a chance go there as soon as the sun falls down on November 1st. Its All Saints Day, and all the people come to light candles. It looks magical when the whole cemetery is lit up.

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tel aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The cemetery which has around 250,000 graves since 1806 is an incredible mixure of orthodox rabbis and seculars like poets, bankers, historians and more. Hundreds of graves have engravings and sculptures describing the dead. In fact instead of feeling sad you feel like visiting a live museum. Many of the dead had huge influence in the past and nowadays on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Me and my other half go for walks around cemeteries a lot and I have to say, this is the most beautiful one I have ever been to. A lot of old graves, beautiful sculptures.. If you like cemeteries you will definitely love this once.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Perfect place to think on your your life. I came here few hours before closing (it was open from 7AM till 8PM) so it was sunset and a bit dusk - made a perfect atmosphere. The cemetery is huge so watch over it and do not get lost! Many graves are real architectural masterpieces! Really worth to visit and slow... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Powazki is really special, any time of year. It is usually quiet except around Nov 1st so makes a good walking ground if you like this kind of sombre atmosphere. Some of the graves date back to early 18th century, some are really delapidated, many are really grand-marble, figures, the lot. Lost of famous Poles are burried here so visit... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

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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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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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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