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Krakowskie Przedmiescie 3, Warsaw 00-047, Poland
+48 22 826 89 10
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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.

Thank Leanne C
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Vivian T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Jose S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank dragon789wv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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

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.

Thank thesmdm
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Just go and see! sit down and look around... Try to feel the place and all history ...Feel the quiet special light, serenity...Try to feel the place and all history ...Relax, concentrate, pray, think...

Thank mariamagdalenaw2017
Reviewed 15 August 2018

WHen visiting an old town , go back several hundred meters with "krakowskie przedmieście" street , jub by the Copernicus statue. It is one of the most beautiful churches inside (from oustide its even not separated from other buildings). Its not must see but good...More

1  Thank Marek P
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Claudia C
14 June 2018|
Response from Michael-4551 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know, I suggest you contact the Church direct or check their website for Mass times.