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Church of St. Casimir (Kosciol sw. Kazimierza) description and photos - Poland: Warsaw. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Kosciol sw. Kazimierza.
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St. Casimir's Church is a baroque church founded by Jan III of Sebeski. The church is located in the center of Warsaw.
In 1688, according to the project of the leading Polish-Dutch architect Tilman Hamerski, construction of the St. Casimir Church began at the expense of King Jan III of Sebieski and his wife in honor of the victory in the Battle of Vienna. The church was built in the style of Palladianism, an early form of classicism, based on a strict adherence to symmetry.
In 1692 the church was consecrated. In the subsequent years of the 18th century, the side altars of St. Casimir and Our Lady were built, in 1745 a Rococo organ appeared near the church. The bells were replaced with new ones in 1752. In the second half of the 18th century, two tombs of members of the Sebesky family appeared in the church: Maria-Caroline and Maria-Josephine.
The church was badly damaged by a fire caused by a lightning strike in 1855. Renovation work began in 1873 under the leadership of Vladislav Kosmowski.
During World War II, the church was used as a hospital. The nuns placed the injured civilians in basements. In August 1944, for the first time, they decided to deviate from their rules of helping only civilians and deployed wounded insurgents. Because of this, the church was heavily bombed, as a result of which 35 nuns and 1,000 civilians who were hiding in the basement were killed. The church was completely destroyed.
Reconstruction began in 1948 and lasted 4 years.
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