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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Most decorative church

The Franciscan church has every last inch of it painted and decorated. And the stained glass! Very beautiful! We stopped there numerous times as we walked around the city just... read more

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Franciscan church has every last inch of it painted and decorated. And the stained glass! Very beautiful! We stopped there numerous times as we walked around the city just to see differing levels of light coming through the huge stained glass window above the entrance. Take note of all the different painting styles around the interior. Beautifully colorful.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Takes you back in time and shows the skills of the builder and painter of the times. Some work underway during our visit but done sympathetically, and did not spoil the visit

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of Pilgrims were blessed to have time to pray in this very special church. We learned of a miracle that occurred here in 1922 to one of the Franciscan's here, Maximilian Kolbe. His devotion to the Blessed Mother led the Friars to publish a magazine devoted to her, and the exact amount for the initial deposit necessary to... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was surprised to find both awesome Stained glass throughout the Church but also Great paintings to gander.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is so beautiful inside, the stained glass windows are incredible, and the pillars are all painted in a very art nouveau way. It was disappointing though that the church wasn't lit inside, it would have been even more stunning.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Franciscan Church is one of the most beautiful churches in Krakow and this is high praise indeed as this wonderful city is not exactly shy of churches. The church itself is very imposing and dominates the immediate area but walking in and you are stuck by the sheer beauty of the church. The high arched ceilings,the alter,details and frescoes but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

WOW what a stunning place, the time & the amount of work put in to building this magnificent church - the talented artists that were about - a place of solace if u need some time to reflect..a worthwhile visit even for 10mins

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Much like St. Mary's Basilica, this church is entirely painted in all kinds of patterns. This church, however, is done in an art nouveau style, with lots of natural motifs and beautiful pictures of saints and other holy figures. If you happen to catch it during open hours, this church is worth a quick stop to see the dark, atmospheric... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a beautiful and unusually decorated church not far from the market square. Well worth a visit to see the decoration and stained glass windows. Our guide book recommended visiting on a sunny day - unfortunately we didn't get any of those during our trip!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The church is rather sombre, but worth a visit for the beautiful Art Nouveau stained glass windows, amazing even on the dull day when we visited

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