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Warsaw. Visitationist Church. One of few sights in Warsaw which survived the war. Noteworthy is magnificent baroque interior with pulpit in the shape of a boat with a sail, web and anchor, and historic organs on which played Chopin. In this church held concerts and compulsory Sunday Masses for pupils and students. From a letter of Frederick: "I was lyceum organist. For this reason, they must respect me. Ha, gracious lord benefactor, what I am a head! The first person in the whole High School after parish priest! [...] I play every week, on Sundays, at the Visitationist on the organs, and the rest is singing." Until today, survived from organs three voices (flutes), which sound the same as in the days of Chopin. Subbas 16' in pedal. Bourdon 16' in manual 1 and Doubeltflet 8' in manual 2.Today, the church for Poles is associated not only with the composer, but also with well-known poet-priest Jan Twardowski, who in 1960 was the pastor there for decades, and with his famous verse: Let’s hurry to love people, they pass away so fast.
Warsaw. Freta Street. In old times was very popular because of its many hotels and cafes, as well as numerous public houses. Officially we know that Chopin's favorite premises was a "U Brzezińskiej" where read domestic and foreign newspapers and coffee served waitresses in folk costumes. Discussed there about politics and art. Looked through the windows of the cafe on the Hotel Saski, consisting of two apartment buildings, on opposite sides of the street and connected by transition called the Bridge of Sighs. And sometimes visited the famous cafe "Dziurka Marysi" (Hole of Mary). Mischievous name comes from the hidden narrow door that for bystanders were barely visible.
Warsaw. Wessel Palace. In this building was so-called Saxon Post, carrying mail letters and packages to Saxony in Germany. Here Frederic Chopin began his farewell with Warsaw. Among the group of companions, he gave luggage into a stagecoach and started a journey together with all the merry company. According to tradition, leaving person was discharged to the border of town. Therefore, the first stop fell already after 4 kilometers. In the "Yellow Tavern" in Warsaw's Wola. Friends of Frederic Chopin, together with his teacher Jósef Elsner (the one who on the certificate of school grade wrote - "special aptitude, musical genius") performed composed especially for this occasion - cantata for voices "Born in the Polish Land". At the next day - officially due to waiting for post bus - Frederic Chopin left Warsaw forever.
Chopin's posthumous mask. Frederick died a long time, fighting for every breath of air. He weighed only 40 kg with 170 centimeters tall. The wax mask, removed after his death, was never shown to the family. Weighed only to present an idealized relief. And during the funeral ceremony in Paris in La Madeleine Church to say goodbye to Chopin, performed Mozart's Requiem. Sob of several thousand women drowned choir and orchestra. The surrounding streets stopped still.
1. Transit Warsaw - Żelazowa Wola.
2. Żelazowa Wola. Chopin Museum in Żelazowa Wola. Chopin Museum - individual sightseeing of exposition with audio-guide in 7 languages. Time 1 hour.
3. Transit Żelazowa Wola - Brochów.
4. Brochów. Church in Brochów - individual sightseeing of the church.
5. Transit Brochów - Warsaw.
6. Warsaw Chopin Route.. Krasiński Square, Miodowa Street, Kozia Street, Castle Square, Wessel Palace, Radziwiłł Palace, Saxon Palace, Saxon Garden, Visitationist Church, Kazimierz Palace, Czapski Palace, Church of St. Cross, Zamoyski Palace, Gniński-Ostrogski Place, Chopin Monument in Łazienki.
7. Warsaw. Museum of Chopin - audio-guide in 2 languages (Polish, English).
Total Price (all tickets and fees included in the price):
The total duration of the tour: 7 hours.
Distance between Warsaw and Żelazowa Wola is 50 km / 31 miles.
Distance between Żelazowa Wola and Brochów is 12 km / 7 miles.
Distance between Brochów and Warsaw is 60 km / 37 miles.
Approximate driving time one way:1 hour.