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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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