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St. Barbara's Church

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Hidden : 07/25/2008
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Quiet church in the busy city center

The church is in fact two churches in one. The small one is now used as a funeral chapel. The large one (devoted to St. Peter and St. Paul) is the actual church. The history of St. Barbara's Parish dates back to 1866. However, the first church was built in 1781 as a chapel belonging to a cementery which was the first one outside of the Warsaw city walls (yes, this place was outside the city at that time). This small chapel was used since 1866 as a parish church, and it survived until today (see the photo). The large church was constructed in 1886. It was severely damaged in 1939 (beginning of World War II) by a blast of amunition and soon rebuilt. In 1944, after the fall of the Warsaw Uprising, the Nazis have deliberately demolished it by setting up mines in the fundaments and blowing the whole church down. This was part of the plan to tear the whole city to fundaments.

The current Church of St. Peter and St. Paul is a construction from the 1950's built on the original fundaments. An intersting artifact inside is a 1:1 copy of the Shroud of Turin (see (visit link) ). It is an oasis of tranquility in a busy city, just a one minute walk from the Marriott Hotel and two minutes from the Central Railway Station.

EN: The cache is a small piece of wood camo. PLEASE place the contained back EXACTLY as it was hidden. Be careful and patient, as at times the area can be watched by people wandering around the church. Please note that the church grounds are closed at night. IMPORTANT: the opening times of the gates vary and depend on the times of services and other factors; see the reference point (in the cache description) for a small inner gate that is usually open.

PL: Kesz jest zakamuflowany, wielkości kawałka gałęzi. PROSZĘ umieścić z powrotem DOKŁADNIE tak, jak był schowana. Zalecana uwaga i ostrożność, gdyż na terenie spaceruje sporo osób. Teren kościoła jest zamknięty w nocy. UWAGA: godziny otwarcia bram są zmienne i zalezą od różnych czynników; proszę skorzystać z punktu referencyjnego (w opisie kesza), który wskazuje na wewnętrzną brankę, która jest zazwyczaj otwarta.

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Decryption Key


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