Baroque Architecture of Warsaw: St. Anthony of Padua Church

Kościół św. Antoniego Padewskiego

The Church of St. Anthony of Padua (Polish: Kościół św. Antoniego Padewskiego) is a Roman Catholic church located in Warsaw, Poland.

Five interesting facts about the Church of St. Anthony of Padua:

  • This is the first Warsaw Baroque church, build in 1671–1681 for the Order of the Franciscans reformers to a design by the Italian architect Simone Giuseppe Belotti (?–1708).
  • It was often visited by King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, John III Sobieski (1629–1696).
  • In 1766, the church hid the famous Italian adventurer Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798), who was wanted by a Polish nobleman, Franciszek Ksawery Branicki (1730–1819).
  • In 1944, it was badly damaged by the German army and its restoration, designed by a Polish architect, Karol Szymański, took place in the 1950s.
  • In 1949, the church had again been transferred back to the Order of the Franciscans reformers.


Kościół św. Antoniego Padewskiego
Southwest view of the Church of St. Anthony of Padua, Warsaw

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Epitaphs, Church of St. Anthony of Padua, Warsaw

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Interior of the Church of St. Anthony of Padua, Warsaw

Kościół św. Antoniego Padewskiego
Interior of the Church of St. Anthony of Padua, Warsaw


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