Temple of Divine Providence


Opened in 2016, this monumental building, with a dome reminiscent of an enormous lemon squeezer, makes a bold contemporary statement. Its brutalist architecture may not be everyone's taste, but the interior space supported by soaring ribbons of concrete is undeniably impressive.

The temple's cornerstone was laid in 1792, but Russian rule, two world wars and the communist years, meant that the building was not completed until well into the 21st century,

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2. St Anne's Church

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3. Wilanów Palace

0.89 MILES

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6. Królikarnia

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7. Amphitheatre

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8. Museum of Hunting & Horsemanship

4.09 MILES

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