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Powazki Cemetery, Warsaw
(4.8/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Powazki Cemetery serves as a rich museum of Warsaw's history and a real treasury of funerary sculpture and small architecture. Dominik Merlini, the royal architect to King Stanisław August Poniatowski, designed the cemetery in 1790. The remains of the royal family, relatives, and members of his court are buried in the catacombs. Walk down the southern side of the catacombs, along the avenue of notables, which includes the final resting places of poets, musicians, actors, and other great Pols. A closer look at some of the inscriptions will give you an insight into how they lived and died. The cemetery was declared a national monument and is often compared with Pere Lachaise in Paris. Add Powazki Cemetery and other attractions to your Warsaw trip itinerary using our Warsaw trip itinerary planner.
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  • Quite far from the Center (but for a good Walker, no problem: it allows at the same time to visit Warsaw's forgotten neighborhoods). However, it is very easily accessible by metro (or bus) leaving us in a few minutes walk from the cemetery. Visited one day of rain and cold, it wasn't the ideal time for a walk. Despite this, I can assure you it was worth a long visit: this place has a charm that is certain (and very shady, for the summer) and the countless statues make it unavoidable for those who appreciate funerary art. There are works of beauty that deserve to be admired. I have not met many visitors (and that's good!): perhaps because of the bad weather, but small groups of students or children's classes... (in this connection, I would like to clarify that the calm and serenity of the place was pretty manhandled by a group guide who used a loudspeaker to better be heard! Is it right to this kind of place? I do not...). Fortunately, the cemetery is immense, and walked very quickly! How many statues to see impressed me, and besides I could not visit the entire site: that I deeply regret. A must see, but plan several hours visit!
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  • The cemetery is very old, gravestones worth watch. It's probably the oldest cmantarz in Warsaw, Being out there we have the opportunity to admire the tombs of various famous people from the world of film, music and science and other I recommend, especially when it's nice weather and you can safely walk.
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  • Here lies or will lay Polish history in most of it positive. I'm out there on the feast of the dead and later do a walk through.
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  • Just impressive. Very beautiful cemetery
  • Lots of famous people found their ultimate residence here.
  • Interesting place
  • About this place should not no one forget, a historical site the hungry each command.
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  • The final resting place of many important people min. parents of Fryderyk Chopin, Violetta Villas.
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