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Holy Cross Church

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Holy Cross Church

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Right at the beginning of the Royal Route, guests are greeted by this imposing basilica minor, where rests the heart of Frédéric Chopin. Below the church “above”, there is also a small church “below”.

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

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Visit to the church

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

Condition after World War II
Heavily damaged
In the Warsaw touristic area?
Yes | Royal Route
+48 22 826 89 10
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 3, 00-047 Warszawa
How to get
BUS: Bus stop "Uniwersytet"
METRO: The metro station "Nowy Swiat - Uniwersytet" is 250 m away
BY BIKE: Very good bike road connection. There is a Veturilo station nearby

Short description

This is the first church at the southern end of the Royal Route.

The first church stood here as early as 1525. After being destroyed during the Polish-Swedish War (1655-1660), the building was rebuilt into its present form. The towers followed in the period 1725-1737. It was badly damaged during World War II and reconstructed until 1953.

The church is in the care of the Lazarists, also called Vincentians.

In the nave, in the first column on the left, rests the heart of Frédéric Chopin.

In 2002, the parish church was elevated by John Paul. II to basilica minor.


This church is not barrier-free. You have to climb numerous steps to get to the main entrance.

Interior of the church

Nearby attractions

More churches, synagogues or mosques

  • Category
  • Highlights
    Heart of Frédéric Chopin
  • Wheelchair accessibility


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