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Churches, Warsaw: 11 reviews and 19 photos

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  • CHAPEL IN KRAKOWSKIE PRZEDMIESCIE STREET - Warsaw
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  • DISCE PUER LATINAE (STUDY LATIN, BOY :-) - Warsaw
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  • CHAPEL BY ST. ANN'S CHURCH - Warsaw
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  • CHAPEL IN KRAKOWSKIE PRZEDMIESCIE STREET - Warsaw
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There are quite numerous chapels, usually less or more hidden behind trees or bushes along both main and off the beaten path streets in Warsaw. Just look around to find them.

These chapels are characteristic architectural reminders of deep religious faith of people living in old common state of Lithuania and Poland, and were easy to find in the area of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (1569 - 1795), one of the largest and most populous states in Europe which had covered huge area which belongs now to a few independent states: Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia - look at the map here. Well, in the former Soviet Union many of the chapels which luckily survived WWII (1939 - 1945) were removed or blown up by order of Stalin, but not in Poland :-).

I like to look at these little chapels, read Polish or Latin inscriptions on them and certainly I always take pictures of them. These located in downtown or the old town of Warsaw were mostly totally or partly damaged during WWII, some were removed by anynomous people, and hidden out of the city to be put back after the war.



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  • Updated Jan 28, 2006
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