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St. John's Cathedral

Local name: Katedra św. Jana Chrzciciela

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is one of the oldest churches in Warsaw. This historic temple has hosted many important people under its roof, including Piotr Skarga or King Zygmunt IV Waza. The Constitution of May 3, 1791 was also sworn in this place. It is difficult to overestimate the importance of this place - it is definitely worth a visit.

The Archcathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist presents the gothic style. Its interior is quite dark and ascetic. The temple has a large number of epitaphs and monuments. Particularly noteworthy in this temple are the Renaissance tomb of the last Mazovian dukes, Baroque chapels and magnificent stained-glass windows with scenes from the life of St. John the Baptist.

As it was marked at the beginning, the Basilica of St. John is of great historical importance. The coronations of two Polish sovereigns and the funerals of many famous people took place in it. In the underground crypts of the basilica rest, among others King Stanisław August Poniatowski, President Gabriel Narutowicz, Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski, writer Henryk Sienkiewicz or painter Marcello Bacciarelli.


Attractions inside

    St. John's Cathedral map
    Kanonia 600-278 Warsaw , Poland