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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 #12 of 125 attractions in Krakow
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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112 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Scotland UK
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35 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a lovely little church, but then all the churches in Krakow had interest and charm and some have concerts in the evening which enhance the experience.

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Wirral England
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156 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This church is next to the Peter & Paul church in Grodzka St. It is quite small but very beautiful inside, you have to look through a locked gate except when services are on. Lovely decorations on the walls and ceiling, lovely altar and a gorgeous pale green organ. Very photographic. Happened to turn up when there was a service... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Like just about everything else vintage in Krakow, this church has a significant role in the city's history. It is in a wonderful part of town -- on Grodska Street near St. Peter and Paul's church and Wawel hill.

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Tennessee
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

From the outside your would never guess the interior is a place to behold. This is such a beautiful little church. A placque outside describes how it was used as a fortress.

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Wexford, Wexford, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

A beautiful church the ceiling is something else and the leaded windows the work that must gone into them is incredible

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