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Powazki Cemetery

ul. Powazkowska, Warsaw 99-200, Poland
48 22 838 5525
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Ranked #23 of 157 Attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

One of the oldest cemeteries in Warsaw and by far the nicest - works from the late eighteenth century. Incumbent on him many distinguished Poles - eminent writers, poets, scholars, artists ... Come and stroll the paths, but in the silence and recollection, showing respect for the dead. Every year, November 1, at the cemetery known Polish personalities of science... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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101 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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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
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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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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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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