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Franciscan Church (Kosciol Franciszkanow)

Plac Wszystkich Swietych 1, Krakow, Poland (Stare Miasto)
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Ranked #19 of 137 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed looking round this church and it's colourful decoration. Interesting to see where the Pope sat. Beautiful window over the doors. Very plain on the outside.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Some part of the mass were in latin, so I could understand something and not feeling completely lost in translation!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great stained glass windows and artwork - and it's free to visit. Just offer up a donation at the end, which is worth the time you spend here. Delightful

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The very modern and dynamic stain glass is about 150 years old! it is worth contemplation. The other unusual effect is that the church walls and pillars are painted in an intricate checkerwork pattern. Outside is one of the small bronze models of the building at its greatest extent [this is a novel feature found at most of Krakow's important... More

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