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Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus

Krakowskie Przedmiescie, Warsaw, Poland
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...a nice place to hang out , a cool place to watch people do the things they do . Copernicus was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mullumbimby, Australia
Good Inspiration For Passing Students

This statue fits the square and looks like it has always been there. It seems to more of a figure... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
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Krakowskie Przedmiescie, Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

...a nice place to hang out , a cool place to watch people do the things they do . Copernicus was a free thinker - a mathematician and astronomer . He went against the current thinking and he placed the Sun rather than the Earth...More

Thank Kingspoon
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This statue fits the square and looks like it has always been there. It seems to more of a figure for inspiring learning and forward thinking rather than a dusty old monument. The strategic placement near the university helps lend the area an atmosphere of...More

Thank Professor04
Reviewed 31 August 2017

A large striking statue, almost opposite the Holy Cross Church. If it's busy it could be easy to miss the representation of the, then known, planets orbiting the Sun (and the moon orbiting the Earth).

Thank John D
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I think the city is only complete with this tribute to this great man. The sculpture is quite nice, but the square gives it all to it, as it has some more room added. I liked the piece, it is well placed, but you can...More

Thank cristinapenhacou2017
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The statue of Nicolas Copernicus is situated at the mouth of the Krakowskie Przedmiescie. The statue depicts Nicolas Copernicus holding a model of the solar system as proposed by him in his hand while the small square where the statue is located depicts Copernicus at...More

Thank Nimish G
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Another statue to see, this one is a bit more relevant as it pays homage to Copernicus, one of Poland's great thinkers, though one that most people don't know to be Polish. It is worth stopping for a moment, especially as it is on the...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 3 June 2017

this statue is standing there right in the middle of the square but it is easy to miss it. nothing special.

Thank ofermeiri
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This statue is in a square that has the sun and planets embedded in the square to show how the sun is at the center. It's a nice tribute.

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The bronze monument honors the pioneer Polish mathematician and astronomer, father of modern astronomy in front of the beautiful Neoclassical facade of the Staszic Palace (seat of the Polish Academy of Sciences, PAN). It's located on the famous Krakowskie Przedmieście street. It was designed in...More

Thank Ana C
Reviewed 3 May 2017

It was fascinating to discover that the Polish clergy did not participate in the unveiling ceremony of the monument in the first half of the 1800s because Copernicus's book was placed out of favour with the Vatican authorities in the early 1600s. The Copernican system...More

Thank permia
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