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Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja)

Address: At the midpoint of Grodzka | on the east side, Krakow, Poland (Stare Miasto)
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Ranked #16 of 124 Attractions in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Warsaw, Poland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful churches and the best-preserved examples of Romanesque architecture (built between 1079 - 1098) in Kraków and in Poland. It is also a rare and unique surviving example of the European fortress church used for defensive purposes, the church was the only one in Kraków to withstand the first Mongol Invasion of Poland in 1240-1241. The... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A really beautiful church. I assume its connected to the convent as the main body of the church is gated off. It appeared to be the most ornate church in Krakow. This may be because its quite short. When we were there it was still decorated for Christmas - absolutely beautiful.

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Mount Pleasant
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Looks beautiful. But have to rate it 4 compared to Virgin Mary's. But just go church hopping around the square for a day or spread them out over two actually because you get sick of seeing church altar pieces after a while, no matter how beautiful

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Beautiful old, very old church (app. 900 years old). While on Grodzka street you cannot miss that one. Just next to Saints Peter and Paul church.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Open the door, move the curtain and inside and the altar and pulpit are worth a photo or two. They are behind a locked grill but it doesn't spoil the view. It is easy too miss but don't. The information board inside talks about the Order of Clare and a notice board in the courtyard details the church. Popular with... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This small church is easy to miss but if you visit St Peter and Paul's much larger church next door, take the time to visit. Not the most attractive externally, its beauty is all internal. Don't miss it.

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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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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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54 helpful votes 54 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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