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Cathedral of St. John (Bazylika Swietego Jana)

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Neighbourhood: Stare Miasto
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Address: ul. Swietojanska 8, Warsaw 00-288, Poland
Phone Number: +48 22 831 02 89
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Considered on of the most distinguished churches in Warsaw, this structure...

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.

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Beautiful

Well worth going inside as it's definitely more beautiful inside than out. Highly decorated and ornate as you would expect.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth going inside as it's definitely more beautiful inside than out. Highly decorated and ornate as you would expect.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This really is a beautiful church and I think its beauty lies in its simplicity. The style of the façade was not one I'd seen before but is reminiscent of the fronts of merchants' houses you can see in some historic trade cities of Northern Europe. The interior of the church is relatively unadorned for a cathedral and its austerity... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral in the Old Town was totally build for the first time in 1390 and was practically destroyed (90%) in 1944 during WWII by the Nazis using a German Vernichtungskommando (Destruction Detachment), which drilled holes into the walls for explosives. The Cathedral was reconstructed after the war, based on the 14th century supposed appearance and not in his pre-war... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is really worth it to visit, it is in the Old Town and it can be reached on foot, nigh time is light beautifully and it is great to view. The Cathedral is used for mass so keep an eye on the mass times as it can get very busy.

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most remarcable sites in Old Town Warsaw. This brick gothic church was ruined in 1944 and renovated after the war.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite interesting Cathedral, a bit odd-looking even. In the heart of the Old town, between Royal castle and Old town merchants' square.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the many cathedrals near the old town. The original Cathedral was build in 14th century and rebuilt after the 2WW. Nice interior.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This carefully renovated Gothic masterpiece stands in the middle of the Old town, just when you pass the Castle and head to the Old town Sq. Its facade is fabulous, while the interior is rather plain and simple. Apart from that do pay a visit, as many medieval artwork and tombs of famous knights and regents are inside.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Rebuilt after the war, St. John's is rather modern with an interesting crypt. I paid to go down. I recommend a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

It is also an archcathedral. It is from the 14th century but since Warsaw was almost distroyed during the World War II, it was rebuilt after the war, after an illustration!

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