Church of St. Peter and St. Paul

Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Krakow

Church of St. Peter and St. Paul

Church of St. Peter and St. Paul
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hector f
Bristol, UK1 contribution
Just returned from a Fantastic evening of music played by quality musicians at the church of St Peter & St Paul. I was shocked that there were only 15 people in the audience!!!!

Yes 15! And probably all tourists. Where are the local Polish people of Krakow? I went last Sunday and there were about 20 people in the Church. Disgraceful!

I have a number of questions:
1) why is this event not supported by local Polish people. To my mind there is a level of ignorance here. I will be generous and suggest that it is poorely advertised and therefore you are ignorant that excellent Polish musicians give their best performance to empty venues.
2) why is the event not advertised in local schools at a discount perhaps and encourage children to fill up the church.
3) why is the event not advertised in local hotels, radio or even other churches?

I would like to finish by saying Thank-you to the Orchestra of St Maurice. We enjoyed two days of excellent music. I encourage all visitors to enjoy an evening out with you at the church of St Peter & St Paul.
Written September 10, 2020
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,503 contributions
Couples
Church of Sts Peter and Paul is Kraków’s first church inspired by the sacred architecture of Roman baroque. Cathedral with a magnificent stone façade and masterly designed dome, provides a key element in the panorama of the city.
Today, owing to its fantastic acoustics, the church is used as a concert hall for classical and baroque ensembles.

Written June 15, 2020
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Daniel&Amy
Rotorua, New Zealand301 contributions
Couples
We wandered in and had a look about for about 15 minutes. It isn’t as spectacular as St Mary’s, but unlike St Mary’s this church is free to enter. The organ was a highlight of the visit, as were the recently renovated crypts.
Written February 5, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,094 contributions
Friends
One of the major attractions of Old Town. There are a lot statues and detail in this Baroque style architecture Roman Catholic Church. It was built under the orders of King Sigismund III Vasa. Saying he funded it, I believe means that its construction was paid for by the people of Poland.
Written July 12, 2019
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Marcin 7-17
Gdynia, Poland3,637 contributions
Family
beautiful temple founded by King Sigismund III Waze, wonderful interior with the graves of deaf Cracovians, it also looks nice from the outside, it is worth knowing that this is the first building built in Krakow in the Baroque style. It is impossible to avoid going from the Market towards Wawel.
Written June 21, 2019
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Patricia A
Chicago, IL469 contributions
Family
This church is unique as it pulls you inside with all of the fabulous statues OUTSIDE, lined up upon your entry. This was the first building in Krakow built in the Baroque architecture style. Inside the parents of Karol Wojtyla got married. Crypts inside too.
Here's a TIP!!! Be sure to check out the times for when they have concerts inside. It's breathtaking!!!
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Written August 8, 2016
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petepunjabi
England, UK189 contributions
I write while in Krakow, I like to understand local culture and history, so visited 5 churches today. They were all stunning however this one was unbelievable from inside. The paintings were out of this world, mass was taking place so spiritual, we stayed out of site in the back, a sign we noticed after said no visiting during mass. No one said anything I would strongly recommend to anyone please visit and enjoy the stunning interior it is unreal....
Written December 18, 2014
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Sarah Aly
Muscat, Oman398 contributions
the most important thing in these places is the history and the great architecture you can see everywhere
Written March 16, 2020
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DavidP
London, UK124 contributions
Solo
Whilst walking around the old town, I saw that a concert was due to start in the church in 10 minutes. Decided to take a chance. Paid my 60zl (about £10/12 euros). So glad I did. It was one of the highlights of my trip to Krakow.
The chuch is very cold, so a large box of blankets is supplied that the audience are welcome to help themselves to.
The hour-long concert was performed by a string section, with individual soloists joining them for certain pieces.
Written March 20, 2019
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Norb Z
Krakow, Poland23 contributions
Beautiful church...in my opinion, the best looking one in Kraków. Very similar to ones in Rome. If you’re in Kraków it’s a must to see.
Written December 8, 2018
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