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Franciscan Church (Kosciol Franciszkanow)

Plac Wszystkich Swietych 1, Krakow, Poland (Stare Miasto)
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Ranked #16 of 143 Attractions in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Decorated with vibrant colors and Stanislaw Wyspianski’s famous stained glass window “God the Father.”
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Jarvenpaa, Finland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

In my guidebook this church even doesn't exist - there is a lot of praise for St Mary, but this is less crowded and a lot more beautiful - great ornaments and colours!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I'd been taken here before to see the Wyspiański stained glass windows, and wasn't overly impressed. To be honest, the interior of the church seemed rather gloomy, and it was chockablock with other tourists wielding large expensive-looking cameras. However, near the end of my visit in Kraków, I made an extra special effort to sneak in and see the stained... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Filled with amazing Art Nouveau murals and beautiful stained glass, this is definitely worth a visit.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

At some point you are bound to be walking past the Franciscan church so it is worth going in to see the lovely Art Nouveau murals with their flower motifs in still surprisingly bright colours, and the strong designs and colours of the stained glass windows.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were awestruck by this beautiful church. It is definitely worth a peek. There was a small service going on in a side chapel, and several people were waiting for confession, so make sure to be quiet and respectful when visiting. Pop in for a minute just to take it all in. Wonderful!

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Admittedly it has a gloomy atmosphere, but this church is worth visiting to see an amazing polychrome and stained glass of Wyspianski.

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UK
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What makes this church stand out is the art deco stlye stained glass windows. The colours and themes are amazing

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Siauliai, Lithuania
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were lucky to visit it when the live violin performance took place. the charm of this concert made this place shine.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It is a good place to visit however I did not like the dark lighting and atmosphere. May be for someone who is looking for quit place it is good place. A very serious place.

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Krakow, Poland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Franciscan Church is very nice inside and do not miss the enormous stain-glass window, famous for its nice colors. Across the church you will find the Bishop's Palace.

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