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“900 year old church” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja)

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 119 Attractions in Krakow
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Melbourne, Australia
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“900 year old church”
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 night. If you venture inside, look for the boat shaped pulpit. The church is open from 7am-6pm.

Visited September 2013
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“Hidden Gem”
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.

Visited May 2014
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“Fantastic and a "must visit"”
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.

Visited May 2014
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“Church of Saint Andrew”
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.

Visited June 2013
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“What a great find”
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,

Visited April 2014
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