St. Katherine of Alexandria Church

St. Katherine of Alexandria Church

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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,637 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
It is definitely one of the most beautiful Gothic churches in Kraków. Unfortunately most of its furnishings were lost in the 19th century though the Baroque high altar from 1634 survives. However the cloister built in the time of Kazimierz the Great and decorated with Gothic murals and 17th century paintings is worth seeing, as is the south porch decorated with stonework and tracery.
Written June 12, 2020
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Krzysztof F
Krakow, Poland222 contributions
Aug 2013 • Solo
Krakow’s abundance of magnificent churches together with the plentitude of its monasteries and convents earned the city a reputation of “the Northern Rome” in the past. They have remained the centers of spiritual life till now, attended throughout the week and crowded on Sundays.

A fine example of Cracow Gothic can be found down in Kazimierz at St. Catherine's, whilst nearby Corpus Christi has an extraordinarily moody atmosphere. St. Catherine's Church was founded by Kasimirus III The Great before 1363 for the Augustinian order.

Considered one of the finest high Gothic churches in Poland, it has no tower. The magnificent 17th century Baroque high altar with its painting of “The Mystical Marriage of St Catherine” by Andrea Venesta has been preserved. Adjoining cloisters contain recently restored frescos, and the church is very popular as a venue for classical music concerts due to its exceptionally fine acoustics.

Saint Rita who's an impressive sculpture in inside the church, is a passion among the mystics of the Church. One day I just took a sermon about the suffering of Christ, that she asked for the grace to share in the sufferings of the Saviour.
She is the holy of impossible things.

Every 22 day of the month the faithful gather in our parish church Saint. Catherine of Alexandria in Krakow mass. Mass celebrated for the intention of requests to God through the intercession of the holy stigmatic. After the Mass, celebrated the service, during which are read or sent a request made ​​in person faithful painfully affected by the fate of the sick, the abandoned, betrayed, but not losing faith, come or send their intentions people coming not only from Krakow but also from all over the country, and even fellow citizens from abroad.
Written October 7, 2013
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Tomek Darda
Krakow, Poland125 contributions
Sep 2013 • Solo
Located not far from the Wolnica Square in the Christian part of former Kazimierz town (now known mostly as the former Jewish quarter) St. Katherine and Margaret Church and the accompanying monastery of Augustian monks is one of the most mysterious sites in Krakow. This large complex dating back to 14th century can be unjustly overlooked as it is not being located on any of the main tourist trails. The imposing gothic basilica (almost equal in size and class to St. Mary's Church at Rynek) is completed by enchanting monastery that is easily accessible by everyone. Do not miss the interior of both the church and the monastery, find the "secret" (at least to tourists) passage and enjoy one of the oldest pieces of wall painting in all of Poland. Because of church's great acoustics you might be lucky to attend some of the music concert organised there. Points of interest might include also: the largest portion of Kazimierz's medieval town walls along the Paulińska street nearby and the Skałka Shrine some 200 metres futher along the Skałeczna Street. Truly a magical and still calm part of the historical centre of Krakow (all the objects described are also part of UNESCO list) - truly worth exploring when they're still not overrun by crowds of tourists.
Written September 27, 2013
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK613,272 contributions
Nov 2015 • Friends
This was one of the most impressive churches we found in the Kazimierz district.
I love gothic architecture and this church was breathtaking.
It's a very imposing structure and dominate's the area.
The interior look's superb,the detail's,wall painting's and frescoe's look wonderful it really was a delight to find and have a look around this fabulous church.
Very easy to locate in the Jewish quarter ( Kazimierz ) ,you will find ST KATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA CHURCH on AUGUSTIANSKA.
Superb church and one i highly recommend a visit to.
Written November 18, 2015
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Andythebaggie
Birmingham, UK2,279 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
Visited as my friend was singing in So Vocal choir here. This 14th century church is certainly a fine venue for a concert, with good acoustics. The gothic architecture along with some baroque interiors are certainly worth a visit to see if your in the area.
Written July 30, 2019
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saul g
Tel Aviv, Israel1,148 contributions
Apr 2019
The impressive structure of this 14th Cent. Gothic style church (and monastry) , occupies a full block in Kazimierz, only a few minutes walk from Jozefa Street . So if you are in the area do stop here to see yet another beautiful example of Krakow's churches .
Written June 20, 2019
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fliggits
Ireland1,320 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Beautiful Gothic Church we came across after taking a wrong turn.Breathtaking , less then half a dozen people there on our visit.
Written June 15, 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK613,272 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
While wandering around the wonderful old streets of the Jewish Quarter your sure to pass St Katherine Of Alexandria Church which is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in Krakow.
The church is really old ,constructed in 1398 this monumental church has such a great look to it,I really enjoy Gothic architecture and the amazing architecture of this church is awesome not just of the main church but the grounds and outer buildings ,if your a keen photographer don't forget the snapper as you will take some amazing photographs.
I really enjoy visiting this church which is easily found on Ulica Augustainska in the magnificent Jewish Quarter.
Well worth checking out.
Written February 19, 2019
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sheffieldeats
Sheffield, UK2,050 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Interesting gothic church - do walk down the cloisters to find the additional altars. Look up - what is that eye, what are those cabinets high up on the right hand side?
Written August 12, 2018
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel37,174 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
This is a lovely Gothic church with an annexed monastery next to it.
The exterior of the church are actually more exciting than its interiors.
Still, it's worth a 5-minute visit.
Written April 20, 2018
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