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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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I went with my Spanish friends to my beloved Cracow to show them its beauty - among others Domenican Church and Franciscan Church. They were estonished by the interior of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I went with my Spanish friends to my beloved Cracow to show them its beauty - among others Domenican Church and Franciscan Church. They were estonished by the interior of Franciscan Church - not only incredible stained glass windows but modernist frescos with becautiful flower ornaments. The contrast with gothic exterior makes a great effect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The interior of this church is breath-taking. The cathedral alter, pulpit and other furnishings are dark, ornate wood contrasting against walls totalu painted in art nouveau designs and flowers. The stained glass over thre front entrance is a work of art - as is this whole church

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This church is filled with gorgeous stained glass windows and beautiful architecture! You're not really supposed to take photos inside, but people did (if you do, don't use flash!). I went at a bad time, as many locals were coming and going for prayer. I felt a bit uncomfortable touring while they were doing this, so I kept my visit... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Beautiful stained glass windows that were made here in Krakow by local masters (visit Stained Glass Museum for more), playfully decorated walls, and magnificent ceilings!

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Derby, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited here during our excellent walking tour of Kraków and were particularly taken by the stunning windows, particularly the most modern one depicting God creating the universe. Neither of us are overly religious but this was a striking church with a fantastic history, especially the windows and the stories they illustrated. There is no fee to enter the church... More 

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perth uk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It is well worth a visit to see this church. It is amazing inside. Like most Polish churches you are not allowed to take photos inside.

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West Wickham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The windows in this church are amazingly beautiful, as are the painted walls. Best of all it is free to visit!

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A beautiful building, historic and ornately decorated with spectacular stained glass windows. A serene place of reflection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Not spectacular architecturally but a wonderful art nouveau interior. If you think that you don't like modern stained glass, then open your mind to this - it is magnificent. Just off the Planty, a few minutes from the main square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had read about this church, and I have to say that you should definitely visit it and look at its unique artwork

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