St John's Cathedral
This massive brick edifice, now a marvellous copy of the original that was blown up by the Germans towards the end of the war, began...
A natural spot from which to start exploring the Old Town is triangular Castle Square. Attracting snap-happy tourists by the hundreds...
Sigismund III Vasa Column
A natural spot from which to start exploring the Old Town is triangular Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy). Attracting snap-happy tourists by...
John Bull Pub
The John Bull is a comfortable and cosy spot to rest and sip a quiet ale. As far as the overseas British pub is concerned, this is a...
Dom Restauracyjny Gessler
Gessler has a well-founded reputation as the top restaurant on the Old Town’s main square. Its two dining areas are quite distinct – the...
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St John's Cathedral information
This is considered the oldest of Warsaw’s churches; it was built at the beginning of the 15th century on the site of a wooden church, and subsequently remodelled several times. Razed during WWII, it regained its Gothic shape through postwar reconstruction. Look for the red-marble Renaissance tomb of the last dukes of Mazovia in the right-hand aisle, then go downstairs to the crypt to see more tombstones, including that of Nobel prize–winning writer Henryk Sienkiewicz.