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Carmelite church (Kosciol Wniebowziecia Najswietszej Maryi Panny i sw. Jozefa Oblubienca) description and photos - Poland: Warsaw. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. Name in English - Kosciol Wniebowziecia Najswietszej Maryi Panny i sw. Jozefa Oblubienca.
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The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph is a Roman Catholic church in Krakowskie Przedmiecie in Warsaw, which is better known as the Church of the Carmelites. The church is one of the most significant sights of Warsaw in the 13th century, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The present church is the second building erected on the site of a wooden church, originally built for barefoot Carmelites in 1643 and burned by the Swedes in 1650.
The new building was founded in 1661 by the Polish primate Michal Stefan Radzeevsky. The construction of the church was completed by the end of the 17th century, and the facade began to be created only in 1761 in the neoclassical style, designed by the Hungarian architect Efraim Szreger. The eminent 18th century artist Shimon Szhechovich and Franciszek Smuglevich worked on the interior of the church. The interior of the church is made in the Rococo style with luxurious gilding and stucco decorations. Chopin was invited here to give his first recital.
In 1864, after the January uprising, the monastery was liquidated by the tsarist regime as a stronghold of Polish patriotism. The church buildings were adapted for a seminary.
During World War II, the church was saved from destruction and received only minor damage.
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