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Józef Piłsudski Square

Local name: Plac marsz. Józefa Piłsudskiego

Marshal Józef Piłsudski's square belongs to the most representative squares of the capital. The most important objects currently located in its area include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the monument to Józef Piłsudski and the Saski Garden.

On the square there are many state celebrations, including the celebration of Independence Day and the anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw. It was also here in 1979 that John Paul II celebrated the famous Mass during his first pilgrimage to Poland.

Over the years, the square has changed its name several times. First, it was known as Saski Square because it was created as a courtyard of the Saski Palace and it was a central part of the Saski Axis, which was an architectural and garden initiative of King August II. After Poland regained its independence, it was given a name in honor of Marshal Piłsudski. This name remained until the Second World War, after its end the place was named Victory Square. The name Piłsudskiego Square was not returned until 1990.


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Józef Piłsudski Square map
Plac marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego 00-078 Warsaw , Poland