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Church of the Virgin Mary (Kosciol Mariacki)

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Address: pl. Mariacki 5, Krakow 31-042, Poland
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+48 604 444 731
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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One of the most famous of Poland's churches, this Gothic structure features...

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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Stunning Inside & Out

What an absolutely stunning building, there really are no words for it. Possibly the most beautiful Church I've ever visited, brought a tear to the eye. You can go in and light a... read more

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Mold, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an absolutely stunning building, there really are no words for it. Possibly the most beautiful Church I've ever visited, brought a tear to the eye. You can go in and light a candle for 2zl and say a prayer, or pay 10zl (additional 5zl for photo pass) to visit the 'tourist' section.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The church is in the main market square so is very central and accessible. There is a 10 zloty admission fee (£2), which you buy in a ticket office opposite. This is one of the most beautiful churches inside I have ever seen - the detail and colours are simply stunning. Definitely worth a visit!!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stand in the market square on the hour and listen to the bugler - magic and as for the inside of the church - magnificent! We had heard the history of the two brothers who had built the two towers of the church - yet another interesting chapter in the history of the city

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can enter the back of the church for free if you just want to pray but we paid 10 zloty to look round the whole church. It is beautiful inside but very small and therefore you wouldn't need long at all inside. Located in the main square.

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very historic for the trumpeter of Krakow that sounds from the tower. The beautiful interior of this church is beyond Stunning" It is wood ,carvings and painted. One of the most beautiful churches in all of Europe and so very different the the Catholic churches in Spain or Italy.

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have seen many churches around the world but this has to be one of the most ornately and beautiful I have seen.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The main church on the square, impressive both outside and inside, every hour a bugle player hits the high notes. entrance is free, so worth taking a visit here.

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County Tipperary, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Church of the Virgin Mary is unmissable from Main Market Square. The exterior of the building is beautiful in itself, with fabulous quaint architecture. The interior compliments the exterior. This church is beautiful. There are two entrances to this church, one for people who wish to pray, this is free, and another for visitors at the side. The entrance... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Felt we had to visit this amazing looking church in the main square. Paid 10 zloty each to see the famous altar close up - you can enter for free at the back for those who want to just pray but you can only view the altar from a distance. They charge an extra 5 zloty to take photos and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Mass there was so special. In the evening there was a free concert. The alter is spectacular and the atmosphere is very holy and special.

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