St. Florian's Cathedral

In the Praga district stands Warsaw's tallest cathedral, St. Florian, with towering spires reaching an impressive height of 75 meters (250 feet). It's visible from almost everywhere across the capital and adds a distinctive element to the cityscape.

Situated on the opposite bank of the Vistula River from Warsaw's Old Town, you'll find the grand Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel and St. Florian the Martyr, or simply St. Florian's Cathedral. This Catholic cathedral, the tallest in the city, was erected in response to the Russian imposition of the Orthodox religion in Warsaw.

With towers soaring to a height of 75 meters (250 feet), visible from across the river, the cathedral is an iconic symbol of the Praga district. Despite being named after St. Florian, the patron saint of firefighters, the cathedral was lit on fire during the Nazi occupation in 1944. However, it was subsequently reconstructed using the original 19th-century bricks.

Today, the Gothic architecture of St. Florian's Cathedral makes it one of Warsaw's most beautiful churches. The central hall is decorated with Polish flags, and the red bricks of the columns create a striking contrast with the white marble vaults.

A quick visit, if that

While the exterior showcases undeniable architectural beauty, the interior is somewhat dull and disappointing. If you find yourself in the Praga district, we do recommend stopping by St. Florian's Cathedarl. However, if your time in the city is limited, you might want to prioritize exploring other notable monuments and tourist attractions in Warsaw.


Every day from 9 am to 5 pm




Tram: lines 4, 13, 20, 23, and 26
Buses: 100, 160, 190, and 527.
Subway: line M2 (Dworzec Wileński)