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Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja)

At the midpoint of Grodzka | on the east side, Krakow, Poland (Stare Miasto)
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Ranked #17 of 137 attractions in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This church is one of the oldest in Krakow and was built towards the end of the 11th C. It has a double function as a defensive tower and was called the Lower Castle. It withstood the Mongol invasion of 1241. Today it remains a fine example of Romanesque architecture and its twin octagonal towers are impressively lit up at... More

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Ridgetown
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This much smaller church, next to the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul is absolutely beautiful inside, though not much to look at from outside, It is free and well worth a quick look.

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vancouver
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is the most amazing church and I have seen many throughout the world! It is absolutely beautiful with far too many unique features to describe. It is almost overwhelming as each inch is worth looking at and appreciating every bit. It is an absolute must if you are going to Krakow.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Whilst we were lost in Krakow, we found this church. Absolutely beautiful and would recommend visiting throughout your trip.

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ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This wonderful little church is right beside st peter and pauls church it is a doorway in the wall go down steps and open the door it looks as if it is private but you will be blown away by its beauty when you go inside,

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Easy to miss, this beautiful small church as it is dwarfed by the huge Jesuit Church next door but just take a few minutes out to look, it is free and worth doing. It is a beautifully preserved Romanesque gem with the most amazing Baroque decoration including a pulpit in the shape of a huge silver sailing ship.

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Bernardsville, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

most people walk right past it. Enter the court yard, turn the handle on the huge door, and see what's inside, it will truley amaze.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

One of the earliest churches in Poland and one of the most intact Byzantine buildings. It is beside the flamboyantly Baroque Church of St. Peter and St Paul. The interior of St Andrews is beautiful but has been re-done in Baroque style. A church that architecture buffs should not miss.

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Wisconsin, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

A charming, beautiful little church. Although dwarfed by the Saints Peter and Paul Church next door, this exquisite place of worship was a peaceful oasis. Photographers will love it even though you'll have to take your photos through a security gate.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We saw Church of St. Andrew, on the way to the main square of Krakow. Is next to Saint Peter & Paul church, is small and old one. Outside, next to the main entrance most of the times, there is someone singing sacred songs and make people stop and listen, as the voice mostly is very sweet.

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