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Considered on of the most distinguished churches in Warsaw, this structure was originally built in the thirteenth century and was the site of royal coronations and other national celebrations.
Swietojanska 8, Warsaw 00-278, Poland
Stare Miasto
+48 22 831 02 89
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are churches that are too much baroque, gold, marble carving, paintings, etc. that still leave the space feeling empty. For whatever reason, I feel a warmth in St. John's Cathedral and would choose this as my place to pray or meditate.

Thank Globaljoan
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited last Friday night and there was a free concert on so the atmosphere was magical. Beautiful interior and most stunning windows.

Thank Leanne C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped in here on our own. If you are near the Old Town area, it is worth-while stopping in to see it. Sorry for not describing the individual photos of the interior of the church - I did not take notes,...More

Thank dragon789wv
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral of St. John is a must-see on a trip to Warsaw. It dates to the 15th century but was only a parish church until 1798 when it became the city's Cathedral. Many noble & distinguished Poles are buried here including Gabriel Narutowicz who...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike any church I’ve visited St Johns has a very unique ceiling design with each arch trimmed in wood (or what appears to be wood). It also has some of the best stained glass windows of any church I visited in Warsaw. From the outside...More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Located next to another Catholic Church, I admired its beautiful roofs! As I approached it, the gentleman at the entrance told me about the short organ concert. Later, I learned that he was the organist who would play Chopin music for us. Ticket for the...More

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is a "hidden" church - meaning you don't really know it is a church before you are there. All the streets are so close so it is easy to miss. worth a visit.

Thank OCDane
Reviewed 21 July 2018

St. John's Archcathedral, once a Royal church in the old town, now is the mother church for Roman Catholics in Warsaw. The last king was buried in it during the late 1700's. It helps to know what this church looks like in order to locate...More

Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

I was here on Palm Sunday. It was a magnificent spiritual experience to be in this Cathedral and Warsaw the music and the service were so overwhelmingly beautiful. I highly recommend!

Thank LOrbrasdittor
Reviewed 8 June 2018

It is incredible that such a wonderful cathedral can still be built and it is a real testimony to the perseverance of the reconstruction of Warsaw that this was done. It is very dark inside but certainly has atmosphere. I liked the stainglassed windows that...More

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