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St. Mary Magdalene's Russian Orthodox Church, Warsaw

St. Mary Magdalene's Russian Orthodox Church, Warsaw

Poland is famous for its churches and you can find many prominent synagogues and churches in its capital Warsaw. St. Mary Magdalene’s Russian Orthodox Church is a popular emblematic building that was constructed inspired by the Byzantine architecture.

As a testimony to Russian domination, it was in the late eighteenth century that this church was built over the destroyed St. Andrew’s church. This Orthodox Church was constructed especially to serve the Russian colony living there and for Russian travelers who came to visit.

The church holds the distinction of being one of the two orthodox churches here survived in Warsaw. Poland destroyed most of the other orthodox churches when it regained its independence in 1920. St. Mary Magdalene’s Russian Orthodox Church survived World War II which is why you can find the interior replete with original designs including the main iconostasis and the gilded altars.

There are three storeys’ all of which are richly decorated. You will find the ‘tsar door’ at the center. Go to the basement to find the preserved mosaic fragments from Aleksander Newski’s Warsaw council.

Currently this church serves as an orthodox church Cathedral in Warsaw. Visit this church to enjoy its stunning architecture and its exquisitely decorated interiors.

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Sight Name: St. Mary Magdalene's Russian Orthodox Church
Sight Location: Warsaw, Poland
Sight Type: Religious
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