This very unimpressive church (from the outside) is absolutely marvellous inside! The present neo-Gothic interior contains magnificent Art Nouveau stained glass (especially that of God the Creator) and wonderful wall paintings of flowers by Stanislaw Wyspianski, carried out after the disastrous city fire of 1850. The northern chapel contains Stations of the Cross painted by Jozef Mehoffer(who was strongly influenced by Van Gogh). The remains of Boleslaw the Bashful, Duke of Krakow (who issued the city’s foundation charter in 1257), his sister Salome and Piotr Kochanowski are buried in the church. The monastery itself was the home of St. Maximilian Kolbe before his deportation to, and martyrdom at Auschwitz. This is a beautiful place to retire to, away from the busy life of the city, and just take in the wonderful colours!
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