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Franciscan Church (Kosciol Franciszkanow)

Plac Wszystkich Swietych 1, Krakow, Poland (Stare Miasto)
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Ranked #12 of 120 Attractions in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Decorated with vibrant colors and Stanislaw Wyspianski’s famous stained glass window “God the...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Decorated with vibrant colors and Stanislaw Wyspianski’s famous stained glass window “God the Father.”

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

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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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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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44 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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48 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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Oxelosund, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Free Entrance! There is an audio guide totally free, up to you if you want to give some support to the Church.

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Jarvenpaa, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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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153 helpful votes 153 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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