Former Rectory (University of Warsaw)

For one half of his life in Warsaw, this was where Chopin lived – at the Former Rectory annexed to the Kazimierzowski Palace. The composer’s family moved here in 1817 after the Warsaw Lyceum – where Fryderyk’s father worked as a French language teacher – changed location.

A commemorative plaque has been placed in front of the entrance to the palace annex. Another can be found on the first-floor level of the western wall, next to a bas relief depicting the composer.

Today, the building houses the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Institute of Art History.