Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja)

Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja)

Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja)
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This historic church is located at Grodzka Street next to the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

It was built in Romanesque style between 1079 and 1098. So it is one of Krakow’s oldest churches.

The church was a fortress church. It was the only church in Krakow to withstand the Mongol attack of 1241.

The interior surprises with stunning baroque and rococo furnishings.
Written November 26, 2022
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snellvillegirl
S30052nellville Ga.1,657 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Couples
A fine example of Romanesque architecture, it is one of the oldest buildings in Krakow. Built between 1079-1098, it is also the best preserved Romanesque building in Poland. This church sheltered local residents during the Mongol raids of 1241. Built in the 11th century, it is a beautiful example of a European fortress church used for defensive purposes. You can see the little windows used to scout the enemy & shoot arrows. It was used as a refuge for the parish during many assaults. Inside it was renovated in the Baroque style and it is free to visit. The pulpit is in the shape of a boat!! It is lovely inside, and ornate, such a contrast from its exterior. Right next door to Saint Peter's and Saint Paul's, with the 12 apostles looming close by, It may be overlooked. This small unassuming, yet powerfully built church is a very historical place, not to be ignored.
Written November 3, 2012
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valeofhoney
County Tipperary, Ireland108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
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,
Written April 27, 2014
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letsdrinkwine
Cambridge, UK144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
It's an interesting church, with quite rich history - one of the oldest in Krakow. It's little in it but definitely worth a visit.
Written November 5, 2020
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Noel W
Liverpool, UK999 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Although very small inside, this church which is home to the St Clare Nuns really is beautiful. It has a Baroque Style interior and some lovely artefacts. The golden pulpit in the shape of a Fishing Boat is particularly eye catching.
Very peaceful and tranquil despite being situated in a busy thoroughfare....
Written July 11, 2019
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AvidTraveler12
Winchester, UK1,832 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Located on Grodka Street, close to Church of St Peter & Paul is the Church of St Andrew. It is beautiful inside and is home to the Poor Clares (Nuns). The church origins go back to 1079 although this rendition of the church dates back to 1639.
Written June 10, 2019
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Sheila P
Aylesbury, UK72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Amazing, very old church full of atmosphere and reverence. So ornate and beautiful to behold.

A must see.
Written December 27, 2018
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Rob W
United Kingdom89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Situated on the Royal Route in Krakow, this small church is a little gem. When we arrived, a friendly looking nun was closing the church up following a service (we visited on a Sunday). There was a light scent of incense in the air and was dimly lit. It has a lovely atmosphere for its size. If you enjoy visiting churches then this church should on your to-do list.
Written November 30, 2017
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Church Of St Andrews is a Catholic church that you pass if your walking the Royal Way that looks absolutely stunning.
It's a rare surviving example of a fortress church that was built between 1079- 1098 and has some serious history attached to it.
Built in the Romanesque style of architecture,it's the oldest structure in Krakow and was constructed so well that it withstood an attack by the Mongol hordes in 1241.
It's saw many renovations and the domed towers were added in 1639.
It's now one of the most photographed churches in Krakow and forms part of the stunning architecture that lines the Royal Way.
As stunning as the exterior is the interior is breathtaking with rich stucco decorative features throughout and the high alter is magnificent,the pulpit is of particular interest and is in the shape of a boat.
If your thinking of visiting,try to avoid mass times but definitely check out the interior as you will be so impressed.
Church Of St Andrew is easy to locate on Ul Grodzka in an area of outstanding beautiful architecture and teeming with pubs, bars and a major tourist destination.
Well worth checking out.
Written September 11, 2017
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patsychom
vancouver402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
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.
Written May 25, 2014
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