Powazki Cemetery

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The oldest and best known Catholic cemetery of Warsaw, the Powazki features graves of writers, singers, poets, and scientists, among many others. The beautifully ornated tombstones were created by some of the most famous Polish sculptors and in 1925, the Avenue of the Notables was opened.

Among them are the parents of Chopin, the writer and Nobel Prize winner Wladyslaw Reymont, the legendary airmen Franciszek Zwirko and Stanislaw Wigura, the famous opera singer Jan Kiepura and the poet and satirist Wojciech Mlynarski.

There is also the symbolic grave of Mayor Stefan Starzynski, murdered by the Germans, whose body was never recovered after he was detained by Gestapo. A vast part of the cemetery is taken up by Home Army soldiers killed during the Warsaw Uprising and there are graves from all the major conflicts to have taken place in Poland in the last 200 years.

Among many of the heroes buried at the Powazki Cemetery, there’s the grave or Irena Sendlerowa, the social worker and nurse who smuggled thousands of Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto.

Contacts & Details

Powązkowska, 14 01-797 Warszawa

Sunday:

7:00 – 20:00

Monday:

7:00 – 20:00

Tuesday:

7:00 – 20:00

Wednesday:

7:00 – 20:00

Thursday:

7:00 – 20:00

Friday:

7:00 – 20:00

Saturday:

7:00 – 20:00