The Holy Cross Church in Warsaw – Poland

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The Holy Cross Church in Warsaw – Poland.

This was by far, one of the most beautiful Churches, that I have visited in Warsaw. The “Church of the Holy Cross” got it’s name from the statue of Christ carrying the cross, on the staircase in front of the church. If you are a Chopin fan, then this is definitely one of the places that you have to visit.   In 1882, his heart was sealed in an urn and placed behind a special wall. Other famous people have also been buried here including the Nobel Prize winning author, Władysław Reymont, Polish Poet Juliusz Słowacki and WWII hero, Władysław Sikorski.

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The Church from the outside with the Baroque Towers.

History of the Holy Cross Church.

This beautiful Church dates back to the 15th century, when it was merely a small wooden chapel. Over the years the Church has known a great deal of sadness. In 1650 it was destroyed during the Swedish Deluge and was subsequently rebuilt in 1682. Numerous additions over years added to its shape and most notably are the two Baroque towers.  It plays a very important role in the Polish history and have seen bloodbaths and Patriotic protests. It is one of the most important Churches in Poland.

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Inside the Holy Cross Church in Warsaw.

I have mentioned before about the Statue of Christ that can be seen on the staircase. During the WWII this statue was thrown into the streets by the Nazi Soldiers. The Church was again destroyed during World War II. It was rebuilt after the war. For many Polish people this church is a symbol of the fallen Warsaw that was rebuilt.  The inside of the Church is really beautiful with its Baroque architecture. .Take some time to admire all the details.

Inside the Church you will find the largest organ in Warsaw. It was built in Salzburg in 1925.

When you go inside the church be courteous as people are praying or attending mass.

Where to find the Holy Cross Church?

[v_icon color=”#dd3333″ size=”18px” target=”_blank” name=”moon-home-11″] It is opposite the Kopernikus Monument on Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street and very close to the University.

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10 Comments

  1. Thank you a great image to help us in the USA how lucky we have been to have never been occupied.. I think we sometimes take that for grantedhttp://jpweddingphotograpy.blogspot.com/2011/04/sunrise-sunset-swiftly-fly-years.html

  2. it's beautiful nelieta…and meaningful as well… i was just about to ask where this Jesus is…poor one, thrown off by the Nazis…but poland was able to produce the best people, one is Pope John Paul II…the name,Church of the Holy Cross is very appropriate…

  3. I shall be going there soon, so this is definitely on my list of places to go – it looks beautiful and the history behind it intrigues me.

  4. Hi Melissa, so true! Most of Warsaw have been restored to its original state. It must have been terrible to rise from the ashes. Glad you liked it 🙂

  5. Hi SJ, I am sure you will love Warsaw! It is a beautiful city and so clean. Please let me know what you thought of the city and the church 🙂

  6. A beautiful remainder of the man and the cross. Liked this moment immensely.Joy always,SusanP. S: I will be your 101st follower.

  7. it's beautiful nelieta…and meaningful as well… i was just about to ask where this Jesus is…poor one, thrown off by the Nazis…but poland was able to produce the best people, one is Pope John Paul II…the name,Church of the Holy Cross is very appropriate…

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