St Anne's Church, Warsaw

St Anne's Church, Warsaw (must see)

Founded in 1454, St. Anne’s ranks among Warsaw's oldest buildings and is one of Poland's most notable churches with a Neoclassical facade. Tourists flock to it to enjoy the unique ambiance as well as the magnificent, panoramic views over the city from the bell tower.

This church is situated in Castle Square and has been witness to the turbulent history of this country for centuries. It has silently been witnessing looting, reconstruction and fires (especially during the Swedish deluge), restoration (between 1749 and 1775) and again reconstruction between 1786-88.

The church was damaged by bombs in 1939 when part of its roof collapsed and again during the Warsaw Uprising. The already weakened façade, after reconstruction was started in 1945, collapsed due to a hurricane. It was again exposed to danger when cracks developed in its foundations during the 1948 tunnel drilling of the East-West Route next to the church. This disaster was thankfully averted on time. Do not miss a visit to this wonderful, ancient church that has indeed stood the test of time.

Why You Should Visit:
This church is completely painted from floor to ceiling with magnificent frescos. The illusions painted on the columns and walls are very beautiful.
It's also possible to climb to the top of the tower, which will earn you some impressive views over the city if lucky enough to get a clear day.

Tip:
Try to schedule your visit around noon or 2pm to catch the daily organ concert (lasting 30 mins).

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 9am-3pm; Sun: 10am-7pm
Free entry; no visiting during mass, please
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: St Anne's Church
Sight Location: Warsaw, Poland
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Warsaw Religious Buildings Tour   City Orientation Walk  

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