Supreme Court of Poland


Marek Budzyński was one of the architects responsible for this impressive building, completed in 2000. It features a facade of copper-clad columns decorated with maxims of Roman law. Go around the back of the building off ul Świętojerska to view three caryatids sculpted by Jerzy Juczkowicz symbolising the virtues of faith, hope and love.

The court forms a wonderful backdrop to the equally impressive Monument to the Warsaw Rising.

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1. Monument to the Warsaw Rising

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One of Warsaw’s most important landmarks, this dynamic bronze tableau depicts Armia Krajowa (AK; Home Army) fighters emerging ghostlike from the shattered…

2. Field Cathedral of the Polish Army

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One of Warsaw's most interesting churches is this traditional place of worship for soldiers. There’s no homage to the glory of war here; instead some…

3. Krasiński Palace & Garden

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A meticulous replica, following its destruction by the Germans in WWII, this baroque palace was originally completed in 1683 for the nobleman Jan…

4. Little Insurgent Monument

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Commemorating the child soldiers who fought and died during the Warsaw Rising, this poignant statue is of a boy wearing an adult helmet and holding a…

5. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Museum

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The first woman to win the Nobel Prize, Marie Curie was born in this building in 1867 and lived here for her first 19 years. It is now a small museum…

6. St Hyacinth's Church


Completed in 1639, St Hyacinth's was founded by the Dominican Order and adjoins Warsaw's largest monastery. Its architecture is a mixture of Renaissance…

7. Barbican

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The red-brick Barbican, a semicircular defensive tower topped with a decorative Renaissance parapet, is part of the medieval fortifications surrounding…

8. Jan Kiliński Monument

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Brandishing a sabre, this bold statue commemorates the brave Warsaw cobbler who was a hero of the 1794 Kościuszko Uprising. Originally erected in 1936 on…