Warsaw New Town Travel Guide

 

Church-of-the-Hospitallers-Brothers-of-St-John-of-God


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The church was designed and built in the years 1724-1726 by the architects J Fontana and A Soari. The Brothers Hospitallers of St John of God for a few decades ran the hospital in the building of the 18th-century monastery.

Collegium Nobilium


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The Collegium Nobilium was built between 1743-1754. It was a school founded by Stanisław Konarski for the sons of the nobility. The school existed until 1832 and was one of the predecessors of Warsaw University.

Warsaw Citadel


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The Citadel is a massive 19th-century fortress overlooking the Vistula. It was built by the Russian tsar Nicholas I to intimidate Warsaw following the November Insurrection of 1830.

Romuald Traugutt Park


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Romuald Traugutt Park was built in 1925 in the area of the former fortress and Citadel. It was designed by Leon Danielewicz and Stanislaw Zaroda-Zycienski.

Sapieha Palace


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This palace was started by the powerful Sapieha family who gave the name to the building, It was built by the Chancellor of Great Lithuanian County, Jan Fryderyk Sapieha and designed by royal architect Jan Zygmunt Deybel between 1731 and 1746.

The Old Gunpowder Store


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The building was designed and built by Erazm Cziotko of Zakroczym in 1575. Initially it was used as a gatehouse to protect the bridge over Vistula River.

Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary


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Legend says that the Mother of God appeared to a rich but childless miller, who asked her for a son. The Holy Mother asked him to build a church where he saw a snowcapped hill and to baptize the son he was to have in the newly built place of worship.

Church of St Kazimierz


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The complex of the Church and Convent of the Holy Sacrament was designed by Tylman van Gameren and built in 1688 – 1692 by King Jan III Sobieski and Queen Maria Kazimiera. The complex possesses pieces of baroque art and the gravestone of Marie Charlotte de Bouillon, who was the granddaughter of Marie’s husband.

New Town Square


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New Town Square lies in the heart of New Town. At the turn of 14th and 15th century it was laid out as a spacious rectangular square. Until 1818 it had its town hall standing in the middle of the square. Today it is a triangular-shaped square.

Church of St Jacek Dominican Convent


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The combined St Jacek’s Church and Dominican Convent are regarded as the largest sacral complex in Warsaw and were built by Joannes Italus between 1612 and 1638. The original church possessed fourteen altars and five chapels. In 1944 it was adapted as a hospital, treating injured insurgents of the Warsaw Uprising.

Monument to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising


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Warsaw Uprising was fought in August and September 1944. In a combined effort, soldiers and civilians fought together for 63 days to expel the Germans and regain control over their own city. Despite their brave efforts and the initial success, the citizens of Warsaw lost after Hitler sent for reinforcements.

Raczynski Palace


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This building was first constructed as a regular house between 1702 – 1704. Around 1750s it was remodeled into a palace and in 1768 it was rebuilt to a design by the royal architect Jan Chrystian Kamsetzer. The most interesting and beautiful feature of this building is the ballroom located on the first floor which...

Church of the Holy Spirit


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The little wooden Church of the Holy Spirit existed since 14th century. It was burnt down by Swedish invasion in 1655. The present church was constructed between 1707 – 1711 to replace the previous building and was also rebuilt after World War 2.

Warsaw New Town


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The New Town was founded at the turn of the 15th century and was reconstructed after the last war in its shape from the 18th and 19th century. It was destroyed in 80% during the Second World War and reconstructed in the 1950s with architecture relating to the style of the 18th and 19th centuries.
 
 
 

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