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“A must in Warsaw”
Review of Powazki Cemetery

Powazki Cemetery
Ranked #37 of 346 things to do in Warsaw
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Sydney
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45 reviews
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“A must in Warsaw”
Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Use Tram 22 and then it is a short walk to the main entry.
Definitely include it on your itinerary. It will get you out of the hustle and bustle of the main city and in a quiet and peaceful place.
The Cemetary is huge. Just walk around and see the tomb stones to give you a flavor of Warsaw's past residence and admire the work that has gone into some of these.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Please don't confuse the cemeteries”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

Very worthwhile trip to take a moment to reflect. There are three cemeteries in this area. The main Powazki Cemetery is the resting place of poets, musicians actors and other notable Polish citizens. The feel of this place is rather like Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris. There are some impressive funerary statues, especially by the 'avenue of notables' behind the cemetery church (Saint Karol Boromeusz Church). The latter has a memorial monument to honour some of those killed in the Katyn Massacre. The Jewish cemetery is close by and is overgrown. At a distance of about 1km to the NW from Powazki cemetery is the Powazki military cemetery, also worth a visit if you have time (or a particular interest in any of the heros interred here). Here you will find rows of graves of soldiers killed in WW2 as well as larger monuments from other times.

Visited May 2014
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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“Where Krzysztof Kieślowski lies”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

We visited Powązki Cemetery to see Kieślowski's grave, but walking around the ornate graves was a unique experience. If you want to spend some tranquil time and maybe visit a grave for whom you're specially interested in, don't miss it.
*Finding Kieślowski's grave on our own was very difficult, because the cemetery is extremely huge, but we asked a polish girl (art/history student?) who was walking in the cemetry and guided us to the plot. If interested, his grave is close to the main entrance (turn left when you enter the cemetry and walk for 1-2 minutes).

Visited May 2014
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New York City, New York
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“The Jewish Cemetery”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

Bigger than Prague but nonetheless, very emotional. Do not miss this part of history. No need to spend one hour, unless you are very religious but a must see as part of Jewish History. Mass graves were found one block from the cemetery and explanations were given. History in this country is so very valuable to understand but nonetheless, hard to quite believe such a thing really happened.

Visited April 2014
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Lancashire England
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“Respect”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

All I can say is that you must not miss this...get a bus, it stops outside and take time to read the names and ages on the stones, to look at the monuments and to take a little time to reflect and give respect to the people who are buried or remembered here.

Visited March 2014
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