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Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza)

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Address: ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 3, Warsaw 00-047, Poland
Phone Number: 48228268910
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Just to touch his heart

The church is worth a visit if you only go to touch the column where Chopin's heart is buried. Being a lover of Chopin's music and having visited his grave in Paris, I wanted to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Spokane Valley, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is worth a visit if you only go to touch the column where Chopin's heart is buried. Being a lover of Chopin's music and having visited his grave in Paris, I wanted to also touch the spot where his heart lies buried, in a column at the center of the church; impossible to miss if you are looking.

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The interesting thing about this beautiful baroque church is that one of its pillars has within it an urn that contains Chopin's heart. You can't miss the church. It is white with two towers that look like copper that has anodized or perhaps it is just a aqua color metal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an imposing structure where Chopin's heart is residing in a jar full of Cognac. The jar with the heart was smuggled by his sister from France after his death because his last wish was to be barried in Poland. Yona S.

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Oud-Turnhout, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church contains the heart of Chopin in one of the columns of the ship. It also has a nice sculpting from the former Polish pope.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting Baroque church where Chopin's heart is buried in an urn in one of the church columns. Supposedly when Chopin died in Paris, he asked that his heart be buried in Poland so his sister had the heart removed from the body, put it in a bottle of French brandy or cognac, and carried it back to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibition at the crypt which tells the story of Poland from 1939 to 1959 was excellent and informative. The gilded altar is very attractive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like most churches and buildings in the old town of Watsaw they where destroyed during the war but have been restored. This is a beautiful restored church. In this church the heart of Frederic Chopin is buried in on of the pillars. As you enter the church the heart is in one of the pillars to your left.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

No matter if your Catholic or not you cant help be impressed with the beauty and detail of this church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Even though not the original, but rebuilt, repaired and reconstructed, this is a beautiful church. The altar is quite elaborate as well as the naves. Well worth visiting. Another rather interesting thing is : It houses the heart of Frederic Chopin ... Very touching, apparently his dying wish was to have his heart burried in Warsaw. Reportedly it is burried... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

In a two day period I visited the Church of the Holy Cross, a Roman Catholic house of worship that dates back to 1682, on two separate occasions. The first time a service was being conducted and the second time It was free of people and I was able to walk around the impressive interior. Interestingly, this church holds something... More 

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