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“Small yet striking!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja)

Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja)
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3-Hour Private Old Town Walking Tour Including Afternoon Tea at a Local Cafe
Ranked #37 of 266 things to do in Krakow
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Small yet striking!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

It will only take a few minutes of your time as the church is very small. But once inside something about its size and beauty strikes you. Be sure to visit Saint Peter and Paul Church next door. Both churches contrast each other in size and design...yet both are equally admirable.

Visited November 2012
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“RARE EXAMPLE of European Fortress Church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

A fine example of Romanesque architecture, it is one of the oldest buildings in Krakow. Built between 1079-1098, it is also the best preserved Romanesque building in Poland. This church sheltered local residents during the Mongol raids of 1241. Built in the 11th century, it is a beautiful example of a European fortress church used for defensive purposes. You can see the little windows used to scout the enemy & shoot arrows. It was used as a refuge for the parish during many assaults. Inside it was renovated in the Baroque style and it is free to visit. The pulpit is in the shape of a boat!! It is lovely inside, and ornate, such a contrast from its exterior. Right next door to Saint Peter's and Saint Paul's, with the 12 apostles looming close by, It may be overlooked. This small unassuming, yet powerfully built church is a very historical place, not to be ignored.

Visited July 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Beautiful Romanesque church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

We passed St. Andrew's on the way to the castle and I stopped in for a quick look. Small, ornate, intimate. Charming.

Visited September 2012
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Wirral England
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“Truly beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

This small church is next to Saint Peter and Paul church (Apostles Church). You can only view through iron gates but you can take photo's through the gates and the church is well lit up. The pulpit is in the shape of a boat and is very ornate, the organ is encased in lovely green material. Very photographic.

Visited September 2012
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Krakow, Poland
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“Romanesque wonder”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

Nice change from all of Krakow's gothic, mostly red-brick basilicas. When you think that you're back to 14th or 15th century this church takes you back additional 3 centuries (St. Andrew was built in the end of 11th century). Along with the nearby St. Peter's and Paul's Church and Mary Magdalene Square this place is a lecture on architecture :)

Visited September 2012
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