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Franciscan Church (Kosciol Franciszkanow)

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Address: Plac Wszystkich Swietych 1, Krakow, Poland
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Decorated with vibrant colors and Stanislaw Wyspianski’s famous stained...
Decorated with vibrant colors and Stanislaw Wyspianski’s famous stained glass window “God the Father.”
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a nice visit

off the beaten track but the little buggies will get you there in minutes . well worth a look see. we took some great fotos,

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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N.E.Lincolnshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

off the beaten track but the little buggies will get you there in minutes . well worth a look see. we took some great fotos,

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cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

what can i say a historical gem its architecture and sculputures are beautiful and its ornate gold leafing is a sight to behold.

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Yeovil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Unfortunately there was building work inside the church but it was worth a visit. Beautiful wall decorations. In a parallel room was a fantastic huge edifice of the Christmas story in Bethlehem. Quite stunningly beautiful. Only a short walk from the market square.

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Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Wandered in to this Church after seeing a sign advertising their Nativity. The Nativity was beautiful, then we went into the main part of the church. All decorated for Christmas it was beautiful. In the late afternoon the church is very dimly lit, but the artwork was beautiful. Loved it!

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Braganca, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The Polish churches, the majority (Catholic) are a mixture of Roman and Orthodox Catholic religious culture. For those who like are very beautiful places.

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Stockport in Cheshire UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Access to the catacombs under the church was onlynavailable once a year on the day of All SInts where Cracovians would queue round the block all day for the priviledge.Amazing place to be seen when possible as entry has been eased up recently and to be respected.Filled me with awe.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Fantastic stained glass but the dim lighting stops you from seeing the magnificaent Gothic wall decorsation. Don't miss the Mater Dolorosa in a small side chapel opposite the entrance door. The Christmas crib was in place; not sure if it's beautiful or kitsch!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Yet another church in Krakow with a stunningly beautiful interior and with one of the most spectacular stained glass art work I have ever seen.

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If you visit this church for only a short time, take a while to look at the fantastic detail of all the stain glass windows. At times of day when the sun shines through them, they must be a wondrous sight, but it was evening when I visited. An optional audio guide is available at the door.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A beautiful church with some of the most spectacular stained glass windws in the region. A real hidden gem which appears to be overlooked by many of the crowds so it is unspoilt (unlike what other reviewers have found). If you really like your photography go mid morning on a sunny day to get the truly magnificent effect of the... More 

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