Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza)

Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza)

Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza)
4.5
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Śródmieście Północne
How to get there
  • Nowy Świat-Uniwersytet • 4 min walk
  • Świętokrzyska • 10 min walk
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,560 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I think this church is especially famous for keeping the heart of music composer Frédéric Chopin. The urn with his heart is immured up in one of the columns and a commemorative plaque is placed on it.

I found interesting the information that during the Chopin International Piano Competition on 17 October (the day of Frédéric Chopin's death) a solemn mass is celebrated in this church, during which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem is performed in accordance with the wishes of the composer.
Written July 19, 2022
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TeeGee62
Winnipeg, Manitoba409 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Situated across from University of Warsaw, Holy Cross Church is one many beautiful baroque churches in Warsaw.
However, this church is the final resting place of Chopin's heart.
Chopin had said that his heart will always belong to Poland.... knowing he would never leave Paris, asked that his heart be returned to rest in his beloved Poland.
Entombed here in 1882, this is where his heart now lays to rest.
Written February 13, 2020
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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan1,248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
I visited Chopin's tomb in the Lachaise Cemetery in Paris several years ago. However, Chopin's heart is here.

Touched the pillar and mourned for the genius who died at the age of 39. With the melody of Heroic Polonaise echoing in my mind, thought about that I did not have had any achievement at all when I was 39.
Written August 24, 2023
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czarnowica
Queens, New York3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I may be prejudiced because I am an American of Polish descent, but anyone with a heart and soul will leave this place deeply touched and moved. One of the last battles of the Warsaw uprising was actually fought inside the church - there are still bullets in some of the walls and in the silver altar screens. In a niche on the left hand side of the church is an urn that contains the heart of Chopin, at any given time you will see families bringing wreaths of flowers to remember the great Polish composer. It was his dying wish that his heart be interred in the land of his birth and culture. From the moment you catch sight of the church with its large statue of Jesus carrying his cross, you feel the beauty, sadness, suffering, and ultimate triumph of Poland throughout its history of opression to its glorious independence. Go for high mass on Sunday and really soak in the culture and unique spirituality of this undervisited nation with so much to offer on so many levels. In the back of the church is a small chapel to Our Lady of Katyn that memorializes the genocide of Polish citizens and army officers at the end of WWII by the Soviets - I dare anyone to see it and not be moved to tears by the Madonna holding a dying soldier in her arms.
Written April 23, 2008
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Jan
London, UK48 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
This is (in my opinion) the most beautiful Church in Warsaw. And Holy Cross Church is very easy to find. But asking for money beggars inside this Church ruin everything. They rush into you the moment you enter. They also have Chick to interrupt your prayer. I visited the Church several times, and every time beggars attacked me. I didn't like that.
Written July 18, 2019
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Gargio76
Brussels, Belgium4,047 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
Imposing church of clear Baroque master, is situated along the royal road and you can not enter it!

Here it is preserved Chopin's heart because here was to play and often you can attend concerts of classical music. pretty austere decor, will dominate the white and gold of the rich sculptural ornamentation.

Do not miss, free entry. @gargio76
Written September 28, 2016
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vatraveler050
Williamsburg, VA48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Friends
A beautiful church. Chopin is buried in France, but gave instructions for his heart to be sent to this church. There is a monument commemorating this.
Written November 19, 2011
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courtney106
Ma305 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This beautiful old church is well worth the visit. Considering the destruction of Warsaw in WW2 it is remarkable all the work that went into the reconstruction.
Written September 22, 2019
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380Roger
Bedford, UK172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
In the midst of a busy life sometimes we just need to step aside for a few minutes of peace and quiet. This attractive little church gives just such an opportunity.
Written September 3, 2019
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Deborah B
Round Rock, TX397 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
So Chopin’s heart is buried in one column of the church. Outside is a black bench that plays Chopin’s music. Church is beautiful
Written July 3, 2019
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