"Church of the Virgin Mary" Church of the Virgin Mary Tip by alancollins
Church of the Virgin Mary, Warsaw: 5 reviews and 8 photos
The Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary is one of the oldest churches in Warsaw and was originally built during the 15th century in a Gothic style, and the separate bell tower was added in the 16th century. Originally it had one nave which was made of bricks and had a ceiling and an arch presbytery. Before the end of the 15th century it was transformed into a three nave basilica. In 1581 a late Gothic belfry was added. The church has been rebuilt a number of times. In 1939 it was damaged and in 1944, during the Warsaw Uprising it was hit by bombs that blow open the roof and damaged the tower. Reconstruction was started in 1947 and completed 1966. It's worth going inside the church to have a look at the stained glass. The best day to see the interior Sunday, when it stays open all day. On weekdays, a good time to visit is between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. when the adoration of the Holy Sacrament is being held. Behind the church is small park with views over the Vistula towards the Praga district and it has steps that lead down to the Vistula.
Directions: Close to the New Town Market Square
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