Visit Warsaw – in the footsteps of Frederic Chopin
Frederic Chopin is one of the most known Polish composers and pianists. He was raised in the capital of Poland, thus anyone who plans to visit Warsaw should see the places where the artist grew up. Choosing trips which are called “Footsteps of Chopin” is the best way to do it. You can do it using a guide or be a part of a larger tourist trip, but nothing stands in your way if you wish to prepare such trip yourself. Just use the list of the places which should be visited, which is presented below.
Places where Chopin grew up
St. Cross Church
When you visit Warsaw, it is worth to start your trip here, as this is the place where Chopin’s heart is buried. The Basilica can be found on Krakowskie Przedmiescie street, in Midtown.
Frederic Chopin Museum
Another spot on the tour map. It is a modern, multimedia space, created in 1955 by the Chopin Society. It is located in Ostogski Palace in the city center (one of the exhibits is outside Warsaw, in Zelazowa Wola, where Chopin was born). The museum is multi-leveled and each floor consists facts and souvenirs connected with Chopin. Classical music fans who wish to visit Warsaw cannot miss this place.
Royal Baths (Lazienki) Park – the statue
You simply cannot miss the Chopin’s statue in the most beautiful park in Warsaw. It was made of bronze and it presents the artist as he sits under a willow. It was created in 1926, but was destroyed during the war in 1940. In 1958 it was rebuilt. Music recitals and concerts take place right beside it and it is truly a place to see when you visit Warsaw.
Here little Chopin was brought up for a few years of his life. In 1810 his family moved to the right wing of the palace, as his father became a music teacher in the high school established there. Chopin lived there for seven years, till the school was moved to the Kazimierz Palace. When you decide to visit this place, it is worth strolling a bit through Saxon Park, where the musician played with his older sister. Of course, when you visit Warsaw you cannot miss this place, not only for its historical value, but also due to its breathtaking vistas.
Kazimierz Palace and Botanics
Situated on Krakowskie Przedmiescie street. Chopin’s family moved here after 1817 and the composer lived here for ten years. Chopin’s parents raised their four children here, but in addition they’ve established a guesthouse for boys from wealthy families. Kazimierz Palace also had its own Botanic Garden, today known as Kazimierz Park, which was used as a place of leisure by Chopin’s family. When you visit Warsaw, going to the Palace is a great idea.
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