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Powazki Cemetery

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Address: ul. Powazkowska, Warsaw 99-200, Poland
Phone Number: 48 22 838 5525
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Testimony to Multi Ethnic history of Poland

Both my Parents are resting there. And many of their friends as well. You walk in a huge "park" filled with history of Poland. There are graves of fallen soldiers, families, civil... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Both my Parents are resting there. And many of their friends as well. You walk in a huge "park" filled with history of Poland. There are graves of fallen soldiers, families, civil citizens, communists,, presidents and activists from different periods of Polish history. Polish, Russian, Muslim , Jews............they all rest in Peace! Take your time and walk around. Get a... More 

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massachusetts, usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't usually visit cemeteries, but we were putting my mother in law's ashes to rest in her family crypt here. This is a huge and old cemetery that frankly has the feel of a Harry Potter set at times due to the hundreds of huge carved crypts, angels and other religious figures looming over you as you walk under... More 

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stirling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this old cemetry i think its one of the oldest in Europe i have never seen such lovely tombs and stones in my life it is quite dark with rows and rows of trees it is a huge cemetry think you could get lost in it my great grandparents are buried there about 17 of them in this massive... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fine cemetery to walk through. Very interesting grave markers and headstones and lots of flowers and care given by loved ones. It is big so it is easy to get lost!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Many late 19th century headstones and tombs. Some of them beautifully decorated. Edelkitsch as German would call it. Members of the Chopin family are buried here, but not the great composer himself. His grave is at Père-Lachaise (Paris). Nice to visit during a hot summer afternoon when Warsaw city is too hot. There is a lot of shade and it... More 

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Tring, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

A must see for those interested in Polish history - the cemetery is like a walk through the centuries. Lots of names you'll recognise. Fascinating. A guide book will help though!

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

I always search for cemeteries.This is amazing cemetery and if you are keen on this kind of walk,you must go there.Is a bit far from the center (the first time i did 50 minutes on foot but the second 30minutes).You will spent a lot of hour there to stray around.

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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

Maybe I'm wired but I love to visit cemetery in different countries, different cultures and religions. It says a lot about them. Powazki are amazing mystic place when you are focus in there you can see more then others...It's more emotional place for Polish people mostly bcs when you are walking reading names and you recognize them...you can feel more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

This a very unique place.and very special for the Poles.if you want to understand it best..try to be there on a All Saints day...It is the place to think about the past and the future..or to spend hours looking at architectural masterworks...

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Wakefield, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We went to the cemetery hoping to see the graves of Irena Sendler and Wladyslaw Szpilman (The Pianist), but I made a rookie mistake and didn't do my homework beforehand so I didn't see them. Huge is an understatement when describing the Powazki Cemetery. You can literally spend hours walking around. There are many famous and not so famous people... More 

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