Swietokrzyska Street

This page is about Swietokrzyska Street in Warsaw. See also Swietokrzyska metro station, the junction of lines M1 and M2, which is in the middle of this street.

Swietokrzyska (Holy Cross Street) is a very important street in Warsaw city centre. It runs through the centre in a roughly east-west direction, parallel with Aleje Jerozolimskie one block to the north. The central section of metro line M2 runs directly under Swietokrzyska Street (the stations Nowy Swiat – Uniwersytet, Swietokrzyska and Rondo ONZ, from east to west).

Places in/near Swietokrzyska Street

The street passes by Warsaw’s most important square, Plac Defilad, and the best known landmark, the Palace of Culture and Science. To the east it connects these places with Nowy Swiat and thereby also with Krakowskie Przedmiescie. The street was named after the Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza or Kosciol swietokrzyski) that is situated on Krakowskie Przedmiescie close to Swietokrzyska.

Beyond Nowy Swiat further to the east the street does not continue as Swietokrzyska, but there are two other streets in this direction, Tamka and Zajecza, which eventually get you to Most Swietokrzyski, a bridge over the Vistula river.

To the west from Plac Defilad Swietokrzyska street takes you to Rondo, where it crosses Aleja Jana Pawla II (named of course after the Pope). Beyond this junction the street continues as Prosta and later as Kasprzaka, connecting the centre with western parts of Warsaw.