Top 5 Magnificent churches of Warsaw

1. St. Ann`s Church

This amazing church has been rebuilt through ages since the XV-th Century. It contains the largest number of architectural styles of all the buildings in Warsaw. There are parts from the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism and Neo-Renaissance periods. The interior is very rich and colorful. The walls are covered with illusionist paintings. The monastery`s gallery (through the door on the right of the altar) contains the only crystal vault in Warsaw. Here you can find a XVIII-th Century pulpit and the Renaissance “Władysława z Gielniowa” Chapel including a dome located at the left of the altar. If you are here, it is worth visiting the top of the bell tower where you can admire some amazing views of  Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) the city of Warsaw…read more

Adress: ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 68


2. Visitationists Church

A pearl of the Warsaw Baroque period, and one of the greatest in Poland. The Visitationists (Salesian Sisters) were brought to Poland by Queen Maria Ludwika Gonzaga. First church built in the XVII-th century was made of wood and it burnt quickly. The present church was built in the XVIII-th Century. Its facade is a real masterpiece with pairs of columns in two depths creating light and shading effects. It was painted by Bernardo Bellotto callled Canaletto, the royal court painter of last Polish King Stanisław August Poniatowski. Inside you can see its Rococo pulpit in a rear form of a boat...read more

Adress: ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 34


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3. St. John`s Archcathedral

It`s one of the oldest churches in Warsaw, one of Poland`s national pantheons. It stands in the Old Town which is listed by UNESCO. Originally it was built in XIV-th Century in a place of a wooden chapel of Masovian Dukes constructed in the end of the XIII-th Century. The cathedral became the most important church of Warsaw. It held royal weddings, coronations and burials. King Stanisław August Poniatowski repeated here the Oath of the Constitution of May 3, 1791 after the its resolution at the Royal Castle. It was the first constitution in Europe, second in the world after constitution of United States….read more

Location: Świętojańska 6 Street


DSC_01234. St. Florian`s Cathedral

The most beautiful church in Praga district. It was built in the begining of XX-th century in Neo-Gothic style. That time Poland was not on map after partitions between Russian Empire, Prussia and Austria-Hungary Empire. Warsaw was incorporated to Russian Empire. It was almost impossible to get a permission to built a catholic church. Not far from here there was already the Orthodox Church of Mary Magdalene, the highest building on Praga which was seen as a symbol of domination of the enemy. The permission came after years of  effords of Polish intelligentsia. The St. Florian`s church from then was the highest building in the area, even higher then nowadays…read more

Location: Floriańska 3 Street


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5. Holy Cross Basilica

The Holy Cross Basilica is one the most important churches in Warsaw. Its history starts in XV-th century when a small wodden chapel of Holy Cross was constructed here. It was extending throught the centuries according to the needs of increasing Warsaw population. The church we see today was designed by Józef Szymon Belotti. Two towers were designed by Józef Fontana. Sculptures were made by Jan Jerzy Plersch, a famous Polich sculptor. The Polish King Stanisław August Poniatowski used to visit that church very often…read more

Adress: Krakowskie Przedmieście 5 Street

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