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Church on the Rock (Kosciol na Skalce)

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Address: ul. Skaleczna 15 | Skalka, Krakow 31-065, Poland
Phone Number: 12 61 90 900
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Located on the River Vistula, this ancient pilgrimage site was the center...

Located on the River Vistula, this ancient pilgrimage site was the center of the Cult of St. Stanislaw, an 11th-century bishop and martyr.

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This is a Baroque style Church with an attached monastery complex built in the late 18th century. Compared to many of the more ornate Churches this is rather plan and simple but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2016
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Krakow is full of churches, many of them spectacular. If you are an architecture buff, this is worth a look, as it is unique to many of the other more gothic churches in town. However I didn't find much about this place that special to merit a dedicated trip. Our guided tour stopped here, and it was nice to look... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a Baroque style Church with an attached monastery complex built in the late 18th century. Compared to many of the more ornate Churches this is rather plan and simple but with the addition of Baroque stucco work which looks somewhat out of place. The crypt has been converted into a pantheon to Polish writers and unless you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

On our week's holiday to Krakow and on our many holiday's to this wonderful city you cannot fail to be impressed by the amount of wonderful churchers and synagogue's here. We try to visit as many as we can as they are alway's nice place's to visit and are by and large beautiful and in this church you have a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I honestly don't remember if, when we found ourselves at the Skalka Shrine, if the main church was open. If it was, I have completely forgotten that interior. I do remember visiting the crypt and finding it very beautiful, very peaceful, with its celebration of Polish celebrities and artists adding an element of humor/sweetness to it for me. The story... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

One of the many churches in Krakow. Worth visiting when walking around, but not worth a detour. Nice setting in green surroundings and close to the river.

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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

a large church one of many many in krakow..if you are close by it is worth a look..it is not however anything to go out of your way to see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The historic St Michael's Church also know as Skalka in Polish, which means little rock, hence known in English as the Church-on-the-Rock. It should be known as the church on the rock by the river, because it is beautifully located in Kazimierz on the bank of Krakow's main river, the Vistula (Wisla in Polish), with magnificent views to Wawel castle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I believe this church is listed in two different ways here (also Shrine of Skalka). There is great beauty here, inside and outside, and well worth the effort to arrive off the beaten path.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I am astounded that more people have not found this church. Admittedly it is not in a part of town with many other tourist attractions, but it is a pleasant 10-15 minute walk down the river from Wawel Hill. In a city with many churches, and some very nice ones, this is as good as there is. There is lots... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is free to go into the church. There are other areas for fee. Enjoyed it the inside. There is not much to see on the outside.

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