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  Church of Assumption and of St. Joseph
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The construction of this church started in 1642 and lasted over 70 years. The founders were the contemplative order of discalced (barefooted) Carmelites, but the building was also subsidised by King Jan Kazimierz, Cardinal Primate Radziejowski and two generations of the wealthy Wessel family. The imposing classicist facade designed by Efraim Schroeger was added in 1762, founded by the Polish aristocratic family of Radziwills. That is why the interior of the church is still baroque, the outside classicist.
But the most amazing thing about this beautiful church is the fact that it came out of the war nearly unscathed, in spite of the bombings and fires following the Warsaw Uprising, which left most of the Warsaw churches in ruins.

Address: Krakowskie Przedmiescie 52/54
Directions: Next to the Monument to Adam Mickiewicz
Phone: 556 61 00

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  • Updated Jun 19, 2005
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