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Church of the Virgin Mary (Kosciol Mariacki)

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Address: pl. Mariacki 5, Krakow 31-042, Poland
Phone Number: 0048604444731
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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One of the most famous of Poland's churches, this Gothic structure features...

One of the most famous of Poland's churches, this Gothic structure features two striking towers, the taller of which is a magnificent Gothic spire with a gold-plated crown built in 1666.

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Beautiful old church

If you enjoy traditional European Catholic churches, this one is outstanding and conveniently located along the square. Includes numerous altars. Attracts lots of noisy tourists... read more

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you enjoy traditional European Catholic churches, this one is outstanding and conveniently located along the square. Includes numerous altars. Attracts lots of noisy tourists for masses.

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Tonsberg, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This church is simply a must to visit ! Both the exteriour and the interiour offers fantastic architecture and lots of details to explore. The main altar is a story by itself, it's quite unique and you can spend a lot of time studying it.

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The Basilica is beautful with a breath taking wooden main Altar piece that must be seen both open (the main panels) and closed to the ar

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This church is a must-see in Krakow. Be sure to take the opportunity to read up on the history of the bugler, who, since 1901 has been a member of the Fire Department. Entry to the church is of course free, and guided tours are available for a small donation. They are well worth the price, although the climb to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A spectacular cathedral! A popular landmark of the city. The building itself is a work of art and the legends surrounding it make a visit there a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth seeing with super rich alter decorations and the hourly bugle call. Entry tickets for the alter and spire are from the office beside the church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I stepped inside the church my breath was taken away by the sheer beauty of the decoration and the vastness of the vaulted ceiling. Well worth a visit.

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Unmatched towers - make sure you hear the trumpeter on the hour 24 hours a day playing from a window on the left tower. See also the gilt altar and star painted ceiling. Tickets are cheap!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another great building at the Main Square in Krakow, I really liked that tradition at 12 am, I don't wanna write more, you will see. I really recommend this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Probably the most beautiful church I have ever visited. The functions are very crowded and despite the commitment of the employees to hold off the tourists with their cameras, there are many flashes that disturb those (and they are many) who go there with devotion. Not to be missed, but it should be visited with respect.

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