Travelogue

The Powazki Cemetery

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The Powązki Cemetery also known as the Stare Powązki is a historic cemetery located in the Wola district of Warsaw. It is the most famous cemetery in the city, and one of the oldest, having been established in 1790. The necropolis features graves of many illustrious individuals from Polish history, including those interred along the “Avenue of Notables” created in 1925. It estimated that over 1 million people have been buried at Powązki. Famous corpses include the poet Leopold Staff, aviators Żwirko and Wigura, and Nobel prize winner Władysław Reymont.