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Franciscan Church (Kosciol Franciszkanow)

Plac Wszystkich Swietych 1, Krakow, Poland (Stare Miasto)
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Ranked #19 of 141 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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260 reviews 260 reviews
133 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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
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7 helpful votes 7 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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27 attraction reviews
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I vist this church several times at least every time I am in Krakow, as I love the syle and colours of the windows created by Wyspianski, especially the huge window over the main entrance that shows God creating the world. it has animals in it, also evoking Saint Francis. It is a beautiful historic place, where one can say... More

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Limassol, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Can only agree with others that this is well worth a visit inside for its stunning, modern, stained glass windows, and the unusual patterned walls.

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