Holy Cross Basilica
The church that you are most likely to simply walk into whilst sightseeing in Warsaw‘s most interesting part, Krakowskie Przedmieście street that constitutes a part of the Royal Route, is the Holy Cross Basilica. Located a few meters away from the astonishing Polish Academy of Science and Copernicus’ monument on the one side, and the main campus of Warsaw University on the other side, it dates back to the 15th century. What we can see nowadays is an effect of a 17th-century restoration in a Baroque style conducted by the royal architect Jakub Bellotti. This church played an important role in Poland’s history, notably the January Uprising of 1863 and the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. It is also here that the last Polish King forged the Order of the Knights of St Stanislaus. But what will be the highlight of your visit to the Holy Cross Basilica is Frederic Chopin‘s heart that has been resting here since 1882.