Like the Lutheran Cemetery next door, this Calvinist one was also founded in 1792, and saw lots of fighting during various uprisings over the centuries since (cemetery walls make good defences for fighting). It too, sustained a lot of damage, but has been repaired and rebuilt when needed.

This is the smallest of the 3 Christian cemeteries I visited, it was easy to get around, but I found a number of the statues quite unique and interesting and well-worth exploring. In some cases, a family name caught my attention (see above) – I don’t know if these men were related to the ones who developed the Zamboni for cleaning ice rinks, but I liked the association nonetheless.

There were some very old monuments here, some very well worn, or with cracked and/or damaged art. I also found one of the first real errors I’ve ever seen on a headstone (below bottom right). My favourite was of the hooded, grieving woman (the featured image of this post) – I took almost a whole roll of film just on her!

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Monuments: Not many statues, but the ones that are there are quite distinctive and in good condition (various groups raise money every year for the preservation of the monuments).

Grounds: Small and easy to get around.

Visitors: A few family members there to visit and clean graves.

Notes: none

DETAILS

Cemetery: The Evangelical Reformed Cemetery in Warsaw (Cmentarz Ewangelicko-Reformowany)

Established: 1792

Notable Internments: several Polish writers, singers, and fighters in the Warsaw Uprising

Location: Żytnia 42, 01-198 Warsaw. It’s right next door to the Augsburg-Evangelical Cemetery.

Hours: 07:00-17:00 (I think)