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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: +48 22 826 89 10
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This church is the final resting place for the heart of composer Frederic Chopin

This is an old church that has been rebuilt many times, including after the heavy damage from Nazi shelling during WWII. The church is notable for being the final resting place... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Alexandria, VA
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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an old church that has been rebuilt many times, including after the heavy damage from Nazi shelling during WWII. The church is notable for being the final resting place of Frederic Chopin's heart

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an amazing Church, very beautiful. They have a lot of gold there and one thing in special: the Chopin's heart. Chopin was concerned about be buried alive. So he asked to doctors to remove his heart to be sure that he was dead.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Church is rather nice, but nothing spectacular. However, because of the whole story with the heart of Chopin in it, it's a hard place to miss. Great location, easy to locate.

Thank Aleksandar S
Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the Nowy Swiat street, opposite the Copernicus monument this nice, but common Baroque Church is famous for the resting place of Chopin's heart. The famous composer died in Paris, but it was his will his heart to rest in heart of Poland.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This noble church on the Royal Way is more famous for Chopin's Heart that was sent here from Paris than the wonderful architecture. Don't overlook the rest.

Thank Mike N
Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Holy Cross Church in Warsaw is very interesting and nice church with long history, Church is very nice and with heart....

Thank iAdriano
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a church where the heart of greatest of all composers Fryderyk Chopin is interred.Chopin died in Paris and his wish was to have his heart interred in the church.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Chopin's heart is preserved in the second pillar on the left hand side of the main nave. Coincidentally, the university that Chopin studied , Warsaw University is situated just across the road. No chopinologist would leave Warsaw without first visiting the final resting place of his heart.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Beautiful historical church with nice paintings and statues. The precinct is also good. It has a history related to Chopin.

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