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The Jesuit Church stands in the main street of Warsaw’s Old Town. It is recognisable by its salmon red façade.

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

Church tour

You can visit this and many more churches on our special church tour. For full details and a booking form, please click the box below.

Visit the church

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

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

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Adrian Grycuk, CC BY-SA 3.0 PL, via Wikimedia Commons
Constructed
1626
Condition after WWII
Destroyed
Warsaw touristic area
Yes | Old Town
Contact
+48 797 907 264 | +48 22 831 16 75
laskawa@jezuici.pl
Address
Swietojanska 10, 00-288 Warszawa
How to get
The church is only 200 m away from the Castle Square and the Royal Route | The metro station "Ratusz Arsenal" is 1.2 km away | It is recommended to park the bicycle on the Castle Square

Short description

The church was built between 1609 and 1626 by an unknown architect. The project was initiated by Piotr Skarga, probably the most famous preacher in Polish history.  He was also the leading figure of the Counter-Reformation in the Polish-Lithuanian Kingdom, which was successful in Poland. He had a strong ally in King Sigismund III Vasa. On the Sigismund Column, which stands on the King’s Castle Square, the king is depicted with a sword and cross, not without reason.

The church was destroyed during the Polish-Swedish War (1655-1660) and rebuilt in its present form.

The Jesuits did not return to the church until 1918, after having been forced to leave it in 1773.

In 1944, the church together with the old town was completely destroyed.

Accessibility

Unfortunately, Castle Square is not barrier-free. Swietojanska Street is not passable with a wheelchair. To get into the church, unfortunately, you also have to negotiate stairs.

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We have a special church tour on offer. On this tour we look at numerous churches along the Royal Route and in the Old Town. To book a tour and for more details, please click the button below.

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