St. Kazimierz Church
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Website of the church
Condition after World War II
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How to get
St Casimir’s Church dominated the market square of the New Town, which many visitors often reach only by chance because they make a U-turn shortly after the Barbican in the Old Town. It looks to many as if there should be nothing more to come. So don’t make the same mistake, keep going!
The church and the adjoining monastery were built in 1688-1692. The architect was Tylman van Gameren, who was famous throughout Europe in that time. Numerous extensions to the interior of the church followed until 1780.
Until the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, the building was still in very good condition; the house of prayer survived all bombings and acts of war almost unscathed. Unfortunately, a bomb destroyed almost the entire building during the uprising and buried over 1000 people under the ruins.
Reconstruction was completed in 1952.
Marie-Curie-Museum | 240m |
The only Curie Museum in the world. Quite small and manageable, but at the same time highly recommended.
The New Town is not particularly well suited for people with limited mobility. I cannot recommend wheelchair users to go to the New Town without third-party assistance.