Religious Sites in Krakow

Religious Sites in Krakow, Poland

Religious Sites in Krakow

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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania16,812 contributions
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    Inside Wawel castle - in the courtyard the visitor can find the Wawel Cathedral.
    A beautiful building that was built originally in the 11th century and got expended over the centuries into what can be seen today.
    The exterior and also the interior of the cathedral is showing a combination of architectural styles - ranging from gothic elements through baroque and neoclassical ... so for those of you who are into architecture for sure it will be very interesting.
    Also what is interesting to visit is the crypt of the cathedral , inside the crypt it is allowed to take photos, inside the church itself, taking photos is forbidden ( and I mean really, no fee or anything, simply you are not allowed to take photos, so keep that in mind).
    However you can climb the high tower of the church and take pictures of the bells there and once you reach the top level , there is a beautiful view from above.
    The crypt is the final resting place of Polish Kings , poets , generals and there is also a memorial for those murdered in the Katyn massacre in 1939 (22000 polish officers, politicians and officials were killed by the invading Soviet army).
    Overall a very interesting place - loaded with history - definitely worth paying the entry ticket - the only "annoying" thing is the "no pictures" policy. Still definitely worthy of a visit.
    Written June 3, 2024
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  • mzzyap
    Philippines3,374 contributions
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    Unfortunately, the vibrant colors of the church can't be appreciated at the moment since it's being renovated. The certified copy of the Shroud of Turin is located in the Chapel of Passion, left-side-facing after the main entrance.
    Written May 12, 2024
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  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, DC1,187 contributions
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    Excellent church with Baroque design and a national masoleum on site as well. No fee for entry, but you can pay a small fee for an audioguide (appeared to have Polish, English, Spanish, French, and others). Be respectful as it remains an active church.
    Written June 16, 2024
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  • MarekLontour
    Bradford, UK1,737 contributions
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    We were strolling through the historic Jewish Quarter and came across this Basilica and just had to visit, and tbh despite our many travels (inc the Vatican), we have never seen anywhere like this. The architecture , sculptures, artwork , amazing stained glass windows, etc ,you can do no more than gaze on awe.
    I highly recommend you visit if in the area.
    ( my pictures are external only as you are rrspectfully requested not to take internal )
    Written May 26, 2024
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  • barbh0we
    Sammamish, WA10 contributions
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    If you’re Catholic, you must go! Plan to go around 3pm to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Or just stop by to say a prayer and learn about St Faustina. It was very moving. The grounds are beautiful!! Easy to get to by tram or very inexpensive uber.
    Written May 27, 2024
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  • Pub Monster Neil
    Liverpool, UK32,788 contributions
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    Along Ulica Grodzka there are quite a few churches ,one of the most beautiful is Kosciol Swietego Andrzeja ( St Andrew Church ).
    Constructed between 1079- 1098 under the guidance of Polish statesman Palatine Sieciech ,its an unusual church in that its classed as a fortress church, built with defence in mind and point was proved by a Mongal attack in 1241 when this church survived but large areas of the city were destroyed, the church has underground several changes over the century, it was a church originally constructed in the Romanesque style of architecture but later rebuilt in the Baroque style architecture ,the two distinctive octagonal towers were added in the 1630's ,the church is very photogenic, its most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the Old Town of Krakow and easy to locate along Ulica Grodzka, arguably the most beautiful street in this fascinating city.
    Written February 24, 2024
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  • Pub Monster Neil
    Liverpool, UK32,788 contributions
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    One of the most beautiful and historic churches in Krakow in my opinion is Church On The Rock ( Kosciol Na Skalce ), its also known as Church Of St Michael The Archangel And Martyr Of The Pauline Monastery.
    Located on the banks of the River Vistula, in fact originally this beautiful church was on an island until the river section was filled in during the 19th century, the church was constructed in 1079 but the beautiful Baroque look we see today was created between 1733-1751 ,the church is famous or infamous as on the spot were the church stands the Archbishop Of Krakow Stanislaus Of Szczeponow was slain on the orders of King Boleslaw III The Bold ensuring Stanislaus was created a saint and the king was exiled .
    The church is on the famous St Stanislaus Route, a beautiful location that makes for some great photographic opportunities and it's easy to locate along Ul Skaleczna in the Kazimierz district ( Jewish Quarter ).
    Well worth seeking out if you're planning a holiday to Krakow.
    Written February 27, 2024
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  • Pernille I
    Copenhagen, Denmark6,193 contributions
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    The Tempel synagogue is one of 7 synagogues in Krakow; and still serves but only for a few services a year. Mainly it is being used as a venue for concert and cultural festivals.

    The exterior is in a Moorish style reminiscent of the great synagogue of Budapest, and it is placed in the same way on a pointed square between 2 streets.

    The interior is finely decorated with a golden ceiling, a bima and stained glass windows including the names of the donators from the community. It is definitely lavish and extravagant and a must-see visit on the tour of the Krakow synagogues.

    The entrance fee is 10 PLN (2 EUR) which also helps to keep renovations going after the synagogue was badly damaged during the war.
    Written April 18, 2023
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  • Toni
    Krakow, Poland11 contributions
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    If you're intrigued by the life and pontificate of John Paul II, his museum in Krakow is a fantastic place to visit. It’s filled with a diverse collection of artifacts from his various travels around the world, including some really unique items like an ornately decorated piece of ivory displayed in the main hall. Plus, the admission price is pretty reasonable compared to other popular spots around the city.

    There’s a small room on the ground level dedicated to the Shroud of Turin, which is really interesting but could be a bit challenging for non-Polish speakers, as most of the explanations are not in English.

    Overall, I'd definitely recommend checking out the John Paul II Center, especially if you’ve already hit all the major sights in Krakow. It offers a deeper, more personal look at one of the most influential figures in recent history and adds a meaningful layer to your Krakow experience.
    Written May 1, 2024
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  • TheShis
    Tel Aviv, Israel41,102 contributions
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    This is a smallish synagogue, located at the entrance to the Jewish quarter. Next to it, there's a small cemetery with some old Jewish tombstones.
    Written March 20, 2023
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  • HCovik
    Atlanta, GA3,282 contributions
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    What caught my eye first was the arcaded chapel-like structure in front of the church near the church entrance. It's know as the Garden of Olives and used to be the cemetery chapel and has some interesting late 15th century sculptures.

    The church itself is Gothic and built in the 2nd half of the 14th century as a cemetery chapel. It was remodeled in the 17th century in the baroque style and it pretty much looks now as it looked then. The arcaded area outside is what reminds us of its original function.

    The Gothic crucifix in the high altar and a stone Pieta in a chapel remind of us earlier days. The church is still rich when it comes to decorations and frescoes. but less over the top as its other baroque siblings. The fact that it belonged to the Jesuits for quite some time may have something to do with it. The church is free, so do not hesitate to walk in.
    Written September 28, 2019
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  • 545medva
    Budapest, Hungary3,904 contributions
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    MAybe it is not so famous as the other synagogues in the Jewish quater, but is one of the oldest and nicest.
    Written June 18, 2019
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  • Relax64749444412
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    Beautiful church with stunning altar and interior detail. When we visited there were some people praying but their devotion was respected by the other visitors. This would not have been possible in the UK.
    Written February 13, 2024
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  • Pub Monster Neil
    Liverpool, UK32,788 contributions
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    Walking down the lovely Ulica Grodzka there are several beautiful churches ,Church Of St Peter And St Paul ,Church Of St Andrew,Church Of St Martin and this ,the lovely little Church Of St Giles.
    There's been a church on this spot since the 11th century but this church dates from the 14th century, its a small unassuming church, interior is ornate ,very serine ,outside there's a poignant memorial to the infamous Katyn Massacre of World War Two, all in all its a great church to check out if you're walking down Ulica Grodzka.
    Written February 16, 2024
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  • Pub Monster Neil
    Liverpool, UK32,788 contributions
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    Exploring around the wonderful Old Town of Krakow I walked down Ulica Poselska were I came across this great looking church, seen it before on previous holidays and Krakow, its always impressed me and it still does.
    Church Of St Joseph And The Convent Of The Bernardine Nuns is a beautiful church that dates back to the 17th century, although damaged in a fire in the 19th century the church was beautifully restored, the wonderful Baroque look is so pleasing on the eye, its a really photogenic church and if you're walking down Ulica Poselska is a church to most definitely check out.
    Written March 11, 2024
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