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Carmelite Church

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Carmelite Church

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Bild © Bernardo Bellotto (1780)   |    Deutsch

walking-warsawOne of the very few churches that survived the Second World War unscathed. Is the church worth a visit? In our opinion: yes! If you have time, go inside.

This is a touristic overview of the church. For a detailed description, please click the button below.

Church tour

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Visit inside

In Warsaw, no entrance fee is charged to enter the houses of prayer.

Excluded are crypts or museums located mostly in the basement area. The crypts in this church are unfortunately not open to the public.

Website of the church

Royal Route in Warsaw

The Carmelite church is located on the Royal Route, for which we have prepared a separate overview.

Official name
Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and of St. Joseph
Second half of the 17th century
Condition after World War II
Hardly damaged
In the touristic area?
Yes | Royal Route
Contact (church administration)
+48 22 556 61 00
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 52/54, 00-322 Warszawa
How to get
Metro station "Nowy Swiat - Uniwersytet" is 800 m away | Bus stop "Bristol" or "Plac Zamkowy" | Veturilo bicycle station is nearby

Short description

The Carmelite Church was built in 1661-1681 and from 1762 to 1780 was remodelled in the Classicist style. It was the first stone façade in the Royal Republic of Poland-Lithuania (ex. 1569-1795).

The church was not destroyed during World War II and thus served as a concathedral until the consecration of St John’s Cathedral.

Concathedrals are churches that temporarily take over the function of a cathedral.

Our tips in the area

Museum of Caricature and Cartoon Art | 290 m |

The Caricature Museum is a very small and at the same time exceptional museum. It belongs to truly rare museums. Kozia Street, where the museum is located, is a very romantic street that was used by little Chopin to avoid the busy Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street on his way to school.

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The Carmelite Church is also easy to reach for wheelchair users.

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