Religious Sites in Krakow

Religious Sites in Krakow, Poland

Religious Sites in Krakow

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  • Sue P
    2 contributions
    Shame there were no postcards to show the interior as photography is not allowed except in the crypt. Beautiful altarpieces and magnificent tombs of the Polish kings.
    Written May 3, 2022
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  • PhilMc1987
    Scotlandwell, UK168 contributions
    Entry is only about £2.00 per person so not much to loose.

    The church is full of stained glass, carvings and artwork throughout.
    Written December 10, 2021
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  • jbg74
    Saint Paul, MN822 contributions
    The primary reason to visit this church is the sculptures of Jesus and the 11 Apostles outside the church. The interior is fairly standard for a European Catholic church but the sculptures outside are definitely worth a stop.
    Written August 12, 2021
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  • Maks matej C
    131 contributions
    The site of the building originally housed the neo-Gothic monastery complex of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy (founded in 1862), which was designed by Charles Zaremba and was built between 1889–1891. In 1966, the remains of Sister Faustina were moved to the church. In 1968 Cardinal Karol Wojtyła (later Pope John Paul II) designated the church as a shrine, thanks to the remains of Sister Faustina.
    Written March 7, 2020
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  • ludor
    Iasi, Romania2,661 contributions
    Impressive church in the heart of Kazimierz. The architecture and the interior decorations are amazing.
    Written March 26, 2022
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  • alehope30
    121 contributions
    It is a small synagoga in the old Jewish neighborhood of Kazimierz.
    The synagoga is small but it deserves to be seen for the history. Don't miss the cemetery beside.
    Written August 27, 2020
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  • Onleaveagain
    Stratford-upon-Avon, UK7,240 contributions
    Another beautiful church situated next to the river. In the adjacent grounds, there are several large statues of saints formed in a curve. Very imposing and well worth seeing. Also outside the church is the well of St Stanislaus where you can drink the water. It is believed by some to have healing powers. Very interesting church with lots to see.
    Written July 29, 2019
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  • letsdrinkwine
    Cambridge, UK133 contributions
    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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  • Rainbowtravelgirl
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands308 contributions
    An imposing sanctuary on a hilltop. Reaching it, it evokes tranquility. Nicely laid-out parking facing it. I entered it from the ground floor, leading me to a serene chapel where other small chapels of Mary and Saints are found. In the center of the big chapel is the relic of St. John Paul below the Holy Mass Altar. Around it are the different Marian portraits of the holy saint. Not far from this is a special chapel dedicated to St. John Paul's tomb with the vial relic on top of it. It is moving to pray next to the tomb. In the upper part of the Sanctuary is the huge and beautiful Church. The wall mosaic around it depicting St. John Paul's life are amazingly nice creation. One can just sit and be amazed spiritually. The most profound corner is where the exposition of the blooded cassock during the attempted assasination in 1981. Outside the Sanctuary is a museum where one can relive the life of the St. John Paul. From his childhood to the gifts he received during his 25 years of Papacy from different countries. There is an entrance fee. In the middle of the garden is a lifesize statue of Poland's beloved son. If you are not coming with your own car, ask the taxi to wait for you. There is a cafeteria. Toilet is onsite too. Sanctuary is not far from the city of Crakow. It overlooks the Basilica of Divine Mercy.
    Written November 27, 2019
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  • BruceSXM
    NY191 contributions
    Beautifully restored synagogue in the Kazimierz district which is the old Jewish quarter of the city.
    Written September 24, 2019
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  • HCovik
    Atlanta, GA3,299 contributions
    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, Hungary3,972 contributions
    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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  • windytravel79
    Budapest, Hungary1,339 contributions
    This is the only high and monument synagogue in Kraków - this has its historical reasons. This one was built of private money - the history of the synagogue is interesting, Actually it is under renovation. Unfortunately I could not enter, watched it only from outside.
    Written December 1, 2019
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  • saul g
    Tel Aviv, Israel1,080 contributions
    This beautiful , Gothic style 13th Cent. small church is located only a few minutes walk from St. Marry Basilica , on the north east corner of Old Town Krakow . A very nice example of the many churches you may find and enjoy while strolling the Old Town . Not as famous maybe , but worth a visit if you love churches .
    Written June 20, 2019
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  • Gill Murphy
    Sowerby Bridge, UK436 contributions
    We stumbled across the church of St Joseph and the Convent Of Bernardine Nuns whilst walking around the Old Town. It is absolutely beautiful inside, the Alter is spectacular worth a visit.
    Written June 8, 2019
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