The Wishing Bell
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dnaleciz
Moreno Valley, CA414 contributions
Apr 2022
As you wander around the Old Town in Warsaw, you will find a plethora of unique and different things to view. The Wishing Bell is just one of the many items worth viewing. This bronze bell is in the corner of the square next to an old church. This unique bell dates from the 17th century and has a tragic love story associated with it. Boy (bell maker) meets girl, falls in love. Lovers are unable to marry due to a variety of distinct reasons. Rival suiter wants girl, kills original boyfriend, attempts to ruin girlfriend father’s bell making business by sabotaged. Fails and runs away. Girls enters convent. Typical love fairytale. When the bell was completed and rung for the first time, it fell apart. As the story goes, the bell was placed in the square as a decoration to honor these two lovers. The bell never rang again. It is said that any prayer said at the structure will go straight to heaven. It is reported that the ghosts of the lovers visit the bell at midnight on the last night of October. Interesting tale. Who knows if it is true or not? Rumor states that if you touch the bell and walk around it three times, you will be granted three wishes. I made three wishes according to the story, touched the bell and walked around it three times. Must have done something wrong. My wish for peace in Ukraine failed. The war continues. Second and third wish also failed. Anyhow an interesting folk tale and a beautiful bell worth a few minutes of your time.
Written May 19, 2022
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,560 contributions
Jul 2022
In every city you can find a place that is associated with some kind of story. In Warsaw, it is this bell. Rumor states that if you touch the bell, make a wish and walk around it three times, your wish comes true.

Btw in the corner of this square where the bell is located you can see the narrowest building in Warsaw.
Written July 18, 2022
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,999 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Kanonia Street in Warsaw is a three-sided square located at the back of St. John. In 1972, a bell was set up here that never hung. Legend has it that in order to be lucky, it is enough to walk around it three times.
Written November 22, 2021
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,168 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Nice ornamental Bell in a lovely street near the Old Town Square. When you grab hold of it, you have to make a wish. Even the street is worth a look due to the beautiful buildings.
Written October 19, 2021
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,868 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
This is a very interesting sight, a 17th century bronze bell set in the middle if s pretty courtyard in the heart of the old town.
The story goes that if you make a wish while walking around the bell and then touch it when you are finished, then your dream comes true!
So why not go for it! It is a beautiful thing to see anyway!
Written August 16, 2019
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Just behind the St. John's cathedral on a small square there is this attraction. This is a bell on the ground and according to the tales, if you wish here something, touching the bell, you dream becames true.
Written June 27, 2019
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John H
London, UK625 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We found the Wishing Bell in a quiet courtyard behind Warsaw Cathedral. It is said to have come from a local church which was destroyed during WWII & was, perhaps, never sounded - it certainly now appears to be severely cracked. The locals believe that if people touch it & walk around it whilst making up to three wishes, they will come true.
Written October 15, 2018
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Jose Santiago
Cardiff, UK755 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Located just off the old town square in a small courtyard you will find this enormous bell.
There are several theories that is has never rung and also that it came from one of the nearby churches destroyed in the Second World War.
There is also the charming story that if you touch it and walk around it at the same time whilst making a wish- then your wish will come true!!!
The courtyard it sits in is a beautiful place architecturally and the coloured houses make for wonderful photos
Written September 25, 2018
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Sus1952
Palmerston North, New Zealand2,084 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Although it is interesting to see this ancient bell that has never been rung, the Little courtyard in which it is situated is the drawcard. There are fine reconstruct d houses that have been beautifully painted and I just loved the red roses. Makes a perfect picture, if there are no school groups covering it!
Written June 7, 2018
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charlottelotus
London, UK2,188 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
The wishing bell wasn't a must do but since it's so close to everything else we went. I'm glad we did but not for the bell. For the brightly coloured houses behind the bell. Great photo opportunity.
Written December 29, 2017
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