Holy Cross Church, Warsaw

Holy Cross Church, Warsaw

Poland can definitely be called the land of churches. There are numerous exquisite churches in this country and many of them can be found in its capital Warsaw. You cannot leave Warsaw without paying a visit to the final resting place of Chopin, the Holy Cross Church. The urn in which his heart was sealed is placed behind a tablet. The tablet was carved by Leonardo Marconi. It was in 1882 that it was added to the Holy Cross Church.

Apart from Chopin’s remains, the church is also noted for its astonishing Baroque design. The origins of this church can be traced back to the fifteenth century. Back then, there was only a small wooden structure which was destroyed during the 1650 Swedish Deluge.

The destroyed church was reconstructed in 1682. Prince Jakub, the son of King Jan III Sobieski laid the cornerstone for this structure that was designed by Jakub Bellotti, the noted architect of those times. Completed in the year 1696, the structure has since undergone numerous alterations and additions.

Sixteenth century saw two Baroque crowns added on by Jozef Fontana to the square-cut twin towers. Elaborate decorative touches were given to it later during the façade refurbishment by the architect’s son Jakub.

The unique and magnificent Holy Cross Church in Warsaw has been a witness of numerous calamities and glories here. This church is definitely a feast for the eyes, heart and soul.
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Sight Name: Holy Cross Church
Sight Location: Warsaw, Poland
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Warsaw Religious Buildings Tour  

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