St. Alexander's Church (Kosciol Sw Aleksandra)

St. Alexander's Church (Kosciol Sw Aleksandra)

St. Alexander's Church (Kosciol Sw Aleksandra)
3.5
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Neighborhood: Śródmieście Południowe
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  • Plac Konstytucji • 10 min walk
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK18,825 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
St. Alexander's Church is a Roman Catholic church situated in a prominent position in Three Crosses Square in central Warsaw. It marks the historical southernmost entry into New World Street (Nowy Świat), the Royal Route and the Old Town. The Church is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Warsaw.

Designed by renowned Polish architect Chrystian Piotr Aigner, in the neoclassical style it was built between 1818 and 1825. In the late 19th century, St. Alexander's was remodelled into a larger, more grandiose Neo-Renaissance church, with two side towers and a higher ornate dome. Like most buildings in Warsaw during WW2 and the Uprising in 1944 the Church destroyed by 9 German bombs. The church sat in ruins for several years until it was finally reconstructed to its original simple design in 1952. The Church has an attractive dome ceiling and a simple but pretty altar. Entry is free to the church and it is worth a visit if in the Three Crosses Square area.
Written November 4, 2022
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,177 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Not exceptional, but still an interesting church, with a mid-sized rotunda and dome. Located on a small patch of land surrounded by streets. You can say a prayer of thanks if you safely maneuver through the traffic to reach the church.
Written January 3, 2023
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Gargio76
Brussels, Belgium4,325 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
Temple with a central plan, with large dome of high neoclassical influence.

Main weakness being in the middle of a busy thoroughfare and the crossings are not regulated by traffic lights. @gargio76
Written September 28, 2016
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Elaine Marie A. S.
Washington DC, DC51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Friends
I visited Warsaw with my friend who was on a business trip. We were hoping to find a late afternoon Sunday Mass after her flight had arrived. I was unable to figure out the Mass times on the Church's website, so I went on masstimes.org and it indicated that there was a 4 pm Sunday Mass here. It was a short walk from the Sheraton hotel and we were happy to find out that there was indeed a Mass in Polish. That was fine, being that we were in Poland. The Church looked huge on the outside, but it was more intimate and quaint on the inside. It was a beautiful Church with paintings and old-style confessionals. We must've stuck out like sore thumbs as we knew no Polish, although we had the readings on our cell phone apps so we were able to follow along and pray in English. The Catholic Mass is basically the same all over the world. We felt at home here. We had gotten there early and by the time the Mass started, the Church was packed! But what I liked the most was that we received the Holy Eucharist on the Communion rail, which hardly ever happens anymore in the States. This Church was traditional. In the end, they prayed the St. Michael prayer and everyone sang and stayed in the Church after the priest and altar server left the altar. It was a humbling and holy experience being here and praying with a lot of the locals.
Written November 16, 2015
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
Nowdays, it's nothing special or much to look at, but this church has a big historical importance, and is a reminder of complex Polish-Russian relations through the centuries.
Not far from the centre, easy to find.
Written November 13, 2016
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Sachin0408
Bengaluru, India906 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
It was 26th Dec that I was here. The streets were clear of traffic. It was very very cold and pouring as well. I was with my hostess traversing the city on foot and she took me to St. Alexander's Church. The church i ssituated at Three Crosses Square which is no doubt at a very busy intersection. But I was lucky to be there on a holiday with zero traffic in the city.

Made good use of the time and took some amazing shot of the church. Loved it as well.
Written February 20, 2019
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RMartinSDXB
Buenos Aires, Argentina1,662 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
Built in honor of Tsar Alexander I of Russia in 1825 in gratitude for conferring to Poland it first Constitution. The church itself was design to be similar to the Pantheon in Rome and was hit by 9 bombs during the first nazi bombing.

Reconstructed with most of its similarity, still misses two of the original towers. As an attraction, it might be a little off path but if you are in the area, you can take a picture or two.
Written July 9, 2015
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martinipen
Davenport, IA91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
St. Alexander's Church is not earth-shattering in its beauty, but it has an interesting history, and it really is quite lovely and quiet. If you need a quiet stop on your busy day of touring, St. Alexander's could be the place.
Written June 25, 2015
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Robert M
Warsaw, Poland54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very small church but prime location of warshaw .no of bus stop near by and historical place palace of culture is just behind you can have wonderful pray on church
Written October 19, 2014
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David B
Georgetown, TX594 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
This is a small church patterned after the Pantheon in Rome; its located at Three Crosses corner on the Royal Way. It was mentioned in Alan Furst's book, "The Spies of Warsaw" and appears on the map at the beginning of the book. Really not much to see, but it does have historical significance as a meeting place for allied spies during WW II.
Written May 29, 2014
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