St Mary's Basillica (Krakow, Poland) Reviews
Description:14th century church in Krakow, Poland.
Newest Review: ... the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but it is always known to the people of Krakow as Kosciol Mariacki (the Marian Church). There are several smaller shrines to Mary in her various aspects inside the church. The most important is a copy of the Black Madonna. The original is in Czestochowa - ornamented with a papal crown. To enter the church you have to pass through a porch, baroque in ... more
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by - written on 06/11/11, updated on 06/11/11 (Very useful, 67 readings)
The silhouette of St Mary's Church dominates the main market square of Krakow and remains a recognisable landmark on the horizon even out in the hills around the city. As you face the church the left hand tower is topped with a thinner, eight sided upper storey (1400-08) and a late Gothic peak. The shorter right hand tower's crown was finished much later, in 1548. The church's mix of red brick and pale limestone is typical of Gothic structures in Krakow and the ornate, intricate interiors include Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. Parallel to the Cathedral's role on Wawel Hill as the church of the Royal Court, St Mary's Church was the primary church of ... Read the complete review
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