Orthodox Russian-Byzantine Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene in Warsaw

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St. Mary Magdalene Cathedral in Warsaw, Poland
Build at the end of the 19th century, the Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene is the first completely original Orthodox church in Warsaw. At that time, other Orthodox churches in the city were former Catholic religious buildings.

The church was built between 1867 and 1869 in the Russian-Byzantine style according to the design of the Russian architect Nikolai Sychev and used as a place of worship for the Russian officials and military. It is one of the two (the second one is in the Orthodox cemetery in Wola) surviving Orthodox churches in Warsaw after the demolition of Orthodox churches in Poland, once the country reclaimed its independence in the 1920s.

In 1965, the Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene was entered into the Polish register of monuments under No. 741. It is the main Polish Orthodox church.

The outside is not so impressive but the inside is magnificent and worth visiting. You do not need to belong to the Orthodox church to come and visit.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Useful information
Al. Solidarności 52
03-402, Warsaw

11:00–15:00 (Monday to Friday)

Free entry.

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The church is located close to the Roman Catholic Neo-Gothic Cathedral of St. Florian on the eastern bank of the Vistula River in the district of Praga, east Warsaw, Poland.

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