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“Another beautiful Church” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Church of the Virgin Mary (Kosciol Mariacki)

Church of the Virgin Mary (Kosciol Mariacki)
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$47.26*
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3-Hour Private Old Town Walking Tour Including Afternoon Tea at a Local Cafe
Ranked #4 of 267 things to do in Krakow
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: One of the most famous of Poland's churches, this Gothic structure features two striking towers, the taller of which is a magnificent Gothic spire with a gold-plated crown built in 1666.
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“Another beautiful Church”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

I've rated this church as average but that's only because I've been to almost 100 amazing churches in Europe. This is one of those amazing churches. Buy a tour book and read about St. Mary's but make sure you visit the side entrance and check out the neck shackles mounted beside the door that were used to punish naughty women. Kinda creepy that they are still there.

Visited February 2013
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“Stunning..... can't enter without uttering a "wow"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

A must see. Additional entry cost if you want to take photos and not much in the way of information about the building but still an awesome sight and will leave your neck in spasm for hours.

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“Showcase the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Kraków is the city of churches. Really, there's so many of them! And this is the showcase of this city. Looks amazing beeing in Main Market Square,especially in the night.

Visited June 2012
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“Even if you are not religious, you will love the beauty of the Church of the Virgin Mary in Cracow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

Stunning! A must to see when in Cracow! Make sure that you dress with some respect for those who actually worship on regular basis there. I would recommend attending a mass, even if you are not religious or of the Roman Catholic faith, it's simply an amazing experience.

Visited September 2012
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“Heart of Cracows Market Square”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

I just love this building. I love the way it looks, I love the climate it gives to main square (: When you get inside, u feel the sense of candles and incenses.. the way every church should look like.

Visited January 2013
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