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“Wow! This interior!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. Anne's Collegiate Church

St. Anne's Collegiate Church
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Private Tour: Krakow Catholic Churches and Monuments
Ranked #77 of 267 things to do in Krakow
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Krakow, Poland
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“Wow! This interior!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

I don't really like baroque, but this church is different. Absolutely world class late (late 17th century) baroque architecture by Warsaw's architect Tylman van Gameren. It has relateively modest, maybe crude, but also because of that very powerful facade. But it is the interior that is truly astounding. It is baroque at the top of its game - sugestive, three-dimensional, illusionary decorations, stuccos (by the great Baltazar Fontana) and paintings constitute the glorious entirety. All this without being pretentious (as baroque tends to be).

The church boasts to be the Jagiellonian University main church, hence the tombstone of the patron saint of the University, St. John Kanty, inside. Plus the statue of Copernicus/Kopernik, one of its most famous alumni.

Wonderful place, maybe the second church of Kraków after St. Mary's but still undiscovered and a little bit off the beaten track (although only some 200 metres away from Rynek). Check it out, it's worth it.

Visited September 2013
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