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Warsaw

Warsaw, Church of the Holy Cross

Warsaw, Church of the Holy Cross

 

In the nineteenth century, the Church of the Holy Cross was the largest church in Warsaw and a venue for numerous state ceremonies. It was the family parish of the Chopins, residing on ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście. Many epitaphs of famous Poles can be found here, including the heart of Fryderyk Chopin, which, in accordance with his wishes, was brought to Warsaw after his death by his sister, Ludwika. The urn containing Chopin’s heart was set into the second pillar of the church on the left-hand side, where a commemorative plaque can also be found.

 

photo Ewa Sławińska-Dahlig