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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful interesting church on the Royal Way.Outside you see the statue of Christ carrying the Holy Cross. Inside the small chapel to Pope John Paul II and Chopin's heart and an impressive altar. Very peaceful.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Paul T
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Chopin's heart is stored inside the pillar on the wall. The church is right next to Nicolaus Copernicus' statue in front of the Warsaw Scientific Society.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Herbert L
Reviewed 19 October 2018

This is a beautiful church and has Chopin's heart in it. The outside is covered up for renovations, but don't let this put you off entering.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LadyBeeTravel
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The church of the Holy Cross dates back to the 17th century but has been severely damaged more than once, most recently by the German invaders during WWII. It has been used for many important ceremonies including the funeral of the political thinker Stanislaw Staszic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Were told by the tour guide that one of Chopin’s dying wishes was to have his “heart” buried in Warsaw, his birthplace, while his body rested in Paris. He was only 39 when he passed away. His good friend honored his wish and brought his...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We were told the story by a walking tour guide,of Chopín being refused repatriation after his death to his beloved Poland by the French government and how he employed a surgeon to remove his Heart for his sister to smuggle it home.... We felt compelled...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

My wife and I came here without realizing how beautiful it was inside. We were a bit turned off by the scaffolding but realize that "maintenance must be done" and went inside. We were very impressed with how beautiful it was, organ, and of course,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank dragon789wv
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Under renovation and covered in scaffold and plastic it would be easy to miss. We spotted the bench close by which told the story of Chopin's heart so walked back to check if the church was open. A helpful elderly local gentleman pointed out all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Anne J
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Located across from the Presidential Palace, this church is highly recommended to visit. The beautiful organ is huge. The main altar and those on the sides are all painted in gold or are they gold plated? For me, the two main attractions of this church...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 3 September 2018

a neat church to visit. make sure u visit when they have the Chopin concerts operating. a neat location to enjoy Chopin's best.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Sorry I don't know, I suggest you contact the Church direct or check their website for Mass times.
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