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Fryderyk Chopin’s Warsaw

You have certainly heard about Fryderyk Chopin and his timeless music! The composer and virtuoso spent his childhood and early youth in Warsaw. Discover places in Warsaw connected with Fryderyk using the ‘Chopin in Warsaw’ and ‘Selfie with Chopin’ mobile apps.

Chopin Monument

Łazienki Królewskie, koncert muzyki chopinowskiej, fot. m.st. Warszawa

The monument was erected in Royal Łazienki Park to commemorate the virtuoso and is the only example of Art Nouveau monument architecture in Warsaw. Take part in free outdoor Chopin concerts performed by outstanding pianists from around the world. They take place at the monument every Sunday from May to September at 12pm and 4pm.

Fryderyk Chopin Museum

Muzeum Fryderyka Chopina, fot. Filip Kwiatkowski

The Fryderyk Chopin Museum is located in the historical Ostrogski Castle and is one of the few multimedia biographical museums in Europe. Among the exhibits you will find the composer’s last piano and manuscripts of his letters and compositions.

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Church of the Holy Cross

Krakowskie Przedmieście, fot. Tomasz Nowak

Enter the church, which in the early 19th century was the largest Catholic church in Warsaw. Many important moments from the history of the Chopin family are connected with it: the baptisms of Fryderyk’s sisters Izabella and Emilia were held there. According to Chopin’s last will, his oldest sister Ludwika brought his heart to Warsaw, where it was embedded in a pillar in the church.

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Kazimierzowski Palace

Pałac Kazimierzowski, fot. Waldemar Panow pzstudio.pl

Take a look at the 17th-century palace, whose architecture contains Baroque and Classical elements. The Chopin family lived on the second floor in the left wing of the building. Fryderyk often played and sat with a book in the botanical garden adjacent to the palace. The building also housed the Warsaw Lyceum, which Chopin attended.

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Czapski Palace

Pałac Czapskich, fot. Zbigniew Panow pzstudio.pl

In one of the palace buildings, the Chopin family had an apartment, where the Warsaw elite met. Fryderyk spent his last years there before leaving the country permanently in 1830. It was here that he composed two concerts recognised as his most important works of his Warsaw period.

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Visitationists Church

Kościół św. Józefa Oblubieńca Najświętszej Marii Panny, fot. Tomasz Nowak

The young Fryderyk played the organ many times during mass for pupils from the Warsaw Lyceum, which he attended. This 17th-century church survived World War II and preserves to this day most of the original decoration. Pay attention to the Baroque pulpit in the shape of a boat – one of the most interesting parts of the interior.

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Wessel Palace

Pałac Wesslów, fot. Wanda Hansen

In 1830, it was precisely from this place that Chopin was bid farewell by his friends and left Warsaw forever as he set off for Vienna. During this period, the palace served as the office of the Saxon Post Office and postal stables.

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Piłsudski Square and Saxon Garden

Ogród Saski, fot. Filip Kwiatkowski

The Saxon Palace housed the Warsaw Lyceum, in which Chopin’s father Nicolas worked as a French teacher, and the Chopin family lived in a staff apartment there. Unfortunately, the palace no longer exists today as it was demolished during World War II. However, you can visit the Saxon Garden, where Fryderyk played over 200 years ago.

Chopin benches

Ławeczka Chopina, fot. m.st. Warszawa

In places related to Chopin, you will find multimedia benches from which you will learn about the composer’s work and life. Just touch the button to hear one of his beautiful compositions.

Fryderyk Chopin Museum

Holy Cross Church

Fryderyk Chopin Monument in Łazienki Królewskie

Kazimierzowski Palace

Czapski Palace

Visitationists Church

Wessel Palace

Piłsudski Square

Saxon Garden

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