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Franciscan Church (Kosciol Franciszkanow)

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Neighbourhood: Stare Miasto
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Address: Plac Wszystkich Swietych 1, Krakow, Poland
Phone Number: +48 12 422 53 76
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Decorated with vibrant colors and Stanislaw Wyspianski’s famous stained...

Decorated with vibrant colors and Stanislaw Wyspianski’s famous stained glass window “God the Father.”

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Chapel to the Martyrs of Peru

This church is like most of the others in Krakow. There is a lovely painting on the outside near the back end, but the front is very plain and unassuming. The interior is dark and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This church is like most of the others in Krakow. There is a lovely painting on the outside near the back end, but the front is very plain and unassuming. The interior is dark and ornately decorated. The part that really struck me was the chapel off to the side that is dedicated to the Martyrs of Peru, two Poles... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always make a point of visiting this church whilst in Krakow. It is less touristy than St Mary's Basillica and I love to go and sit at the pew where Pope John Paul II visited everyday to say his Rosary. We visited Saturday during a wedding, where a soloist was singing Ave Maria. Such a beautiful experience. An old... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dark, quite unussual decorations, very nice window mosaics, Pope Franciskus was here on July 30, 2016 which is photodocumented on side info panels so you can actually walk in his footsteps. Aside a main front entrance there is another small one on the side from the street of All Saints.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A vibrant and breatheless church like this deserves the whole holiday in Krakow. Be careful and do not disturb of course this is a holy place. So silent and peacefull but also very beautiful

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have to limit your choice of churches [there are so many to choose from in Krakow] this is one well worth a visit. It is a pity they do not have more lights on so that you can fully appreciate the colours and extent of the wall paintings, but the modern stained glass windows are easy to admire... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Interesting church, decorated by flowers and stars. Gorgeous stained glass windows. There was a possibility to borrow a audio guide for free and it was very helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Medieval Church amazing decorations The most beautiful glass windows in Poland by Stanislaw Wyspianski and no charge to go into the church

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The art nouveau stained glass windows and wall paintings seem especially appropriate for a franciscan church. This one offers a rare opportunity to see implementation complete coherent art nouveau decoration.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

One of the most interesting churches amonst dozens of Cracow cathedrals. Exciting inside and outside. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Franciscan Church is very impressive for its colorful painted inside and vibrant stained glass windows. Off the tourist trail it was a prayerful place and more beautiful than the cathedral. Make sure you get the audio guide.

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