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Church of the Virgin Mary (Kosciol Mariacki)

pl. Mariacki 5, Krakow 31-042, Poland
+48 604 444 731
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
pl. Mariacki 5, Krakow 31-042, Poland
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+48 604 444 731
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Reviewed today

This was a very pretty church on the inside but it can get very busy inside and the queue for tickets can be long.

Thank B T
Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful church. Definitely worth a visit. Filled with a lot of details to observe. Enjoyed this visit very much.

Thank CJAmore
Reviewed yesterday

the church of virgin mary is a nice cathedral..you may have to buy tickets from the counter outside..bare in mind..there is separate charge for camera..thee things stand out..namely...the altarpeice is an exquisite work of art..it is one of the most beautiful things you would have...More

Thank Saurabhpatki
Reviewed 6 days ago

We just bought a ticket and went in to look around - not part of a tour. It is a beautiful building inside - amazing stonework, woodcarving, stained glass windows, painted colours and gold gilding all around. Well work just going in and admiring it...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful churches I've seen, every part of it is highly decorated and truly wonderful. People gathered on benches to watch the huge altar open up to reveal the most stunning carvings. There's such a lot to look at would...More

Thank 941whirly_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church interior is absolutely stunning and well worth the price of admission. The colors and details in each part are amazing and very diverse. Do pay the extra 10 zloty to take pictures. Be sure to go between noon and 6 pm when the...More

Thank CalGal2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you are not christian, you cannot avoid to visit it, the architecture is so impressive and it's one of the most beautiful Basilique that I've visited so far.

Thank Mbagur
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on Krakow main square, unbelievable wood carved altar. A small admission fee is required. The altar is opened @11:45 and remains open for about 4 or five hours. This is a must see on the square

Thank beachcomber33706
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful church and its blue ceilings are unique. Do yourself a favor and buy the tickets (very cheap) and enter at the side. You can enter for free from the entrance at the square but that is for people who want to...More

Thank Robza
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing views from the top of the tower. It is definitely worth the almost 300 steps!! Also, the inside of the cathedral is breath taking. There is so much detail in the design it is unreal.

Thank Cfrulla
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Urszula C
5 May 2017|
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Response from GreekBourne | Reviewed this property |
We just turned up on the day and got a ticket..We were there Easter week and saw the opening of the altar and had no problem. As AndrzejK0725 mentioned above..Do visit the top of the tower also...Absolutely stunning!
11 April 2017|
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Response from Barbara B | Reviewed this property |
The Altar is opened just before noon and, from what I remember the guide saying, it closes just after 17.00. I wanted to see the Altar closed but never managed to return in time. I hope this helps.
11 April 2017|
Response from emilysmom2003 | Reviewed this property |
You can see the church without an admission charge at any time, but you cannot get close to the altar. I'm not sure whether admission to the part of the church near the altar is free, but it's not very expensive in any event. More