St Rocco’s and St John the Baptist’s Church in Brochów

The parish church in Brochów is of great importance to the Chopins’ family history. Fryderyk’s parents – Nicolas Chopin and Tekla Justyna née Krzyżanowska – were married there, as was the composer’s eldest sister Ludwika. Fryderyk himself was baptised also there on April 23rd 1810.

The Brochów church is one of the most valuable ecclesiastical and defence buildings from the renaissance period. Surrounded by a wall with bastions in each corner, the edifice is located on the banks of the River Bzura, its picturesque form reflected in its waters. This is definitely a perfect setting for snapshots.

It is worth going to see Brochów while in Żelazowa Wola – the two locations are a mere 11 km apart.