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Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene

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Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene

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mary-magdalene-cathedral-in-warsawThe Cathedral of Mary Magdalene in Warsaw is the seat of the Polish Orthodox Church in Poland. The church was built from 1867 to 1869.

Short description

T he reason for building an Orthodox church on the right side of Warsaw was a steady influx of Eastern Rite believers in the second half of the 19th century. In this part of the city, the historic Praga, the proportion of believers of the Orthodox Church was almost at 15 percent. So that they would not always have to travel to the other side, there was a demand for a new church.

The site for the building was not accidental. The main building of the railway station “Wilenski” already stood opposite. Passengers disembarking here were to be “welcomed” by Russian-influenced architecture.

It was a Russian Orthodox church until 1921, when it was handed over to the Polish Autocephalous Church. This status exists to this day.

The house of prayer survived the Second World War almost intact.

The interior
Holy Mary Magdalene
1867 - 1869
Nikolai Sychev
Condition after WWII
Slightly damaged
In the touristic area?
Yes | District Praga-Nort (historical Praga)
Contact (administration)
+48 22 619 84 67
Aleja Solidarnosci 52, 03-402 Warszawa
How to get?
TRAM: Below the Castle Square (Old Town) take any line in the direction of the bridge. Get off at the second stop (Dworzec Wilenski).
METRO: Get off at the station "Dworzec Wilenski". The church is visible.

Church tour

This church is not included, but maybe you’d like to book our special private church tour? For all details and a booking form, please click the box below.

Church tour

EUR 100
Overview and booking
2,5 h | 100€

Visit inside

In Warsaw, no entrance fee is charged to enter the houses of prayer. There are no other publicly accessible sightseeing opportunities in this church apart from the church interior

Website of the church

The church is located in the district of Praga-North, in the historically oldest part of Praga, for which we have prepared a separate overview.


The church is not barrier-free. We strongly recommend that people in wheelchairs seek assistance from others.

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