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Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Krakow

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Church of St. Peter and St. Paul is best known for larger-than-life stone statues of 12 apostles perched on the front fence. The statues are contemporary replicas of the 18th-century Baroque originals, which can be seen in the side yard. King Sigismund III Vasa commissioned the church for the Jesuit order in the early 1600s. Notice the sculptures depicting Jesuit saints in the niches of its white, stone facade. The interior features the late Baroque high altar and the longest Foucault pendulum in Poland, hanging from the dome. The crypt shelters the remains of Father Skarga, a famous 17th-century Jesuit preacher. Try to catch a concert of classical music here. Use our Krakow sightseeing planner to add Church of St. Peter and St. Paul and other attractions to your Krakow vacation plans.
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  • Beautiful Baroque church -- arguably the most beautiful church in Krakow. Built in the 1600s, the church as a beautiful facade, highly ornate organ; an impressive pulpit, and lots of glitter and... 
    Beautiful Baroque church -- arguably the most beautiful church in Krakow. Built in the 1600s, the church as a beautiful facade, highly ornate organ; an impressive pulpit, and lots of glitter and...  more »
  • This first Baroque building in Krakow stands in St Mary Magdalene Square, right next to the Romanesque St Andrew’s Church. The church was completed in 1619. The church has highly ornate... 
    This first Baroque building in Krakow stands in St Mary Magdalene Square, right next to the Romanesque St Andrew’s Church. The church was completed in 1619. The church has highly ornate...  more »
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  • An absolutely wonderful building. We visited in the morning and found ourselves buying tickets for an orchestral concert that night. It was amazing and the acoustics are brilliant!! If ever you find yourself in Krakow this is a must see venue.
  • Italian architecture with a Polish church, can't get any more beautiful than that. There are catacombs here open to all free during the day hours. Music symphonies take place here during the night and sound absolutely beautiful, recommend to everyone trying to get into one of these concerts / symphonies.

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