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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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Elaborate and beautiful

The Church of the Virgin Mary or St. Mary’s Basilica is located in the large 13th century market square in Krakow, the largest medieval market square in Europe. The church has... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Church of the Virgin Mary or St. Mary’s Basilica is located in the large 13th century market square in Krakow, the largest medieval market square in Europe. The church has so many stained glass windows, paintings, gilded porcelain that it is almost overwhelming. At noon the church completely fills with people because there is a ceremony during which two... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only thing in Krakow worth seeing to be honest. Everywhere else seemed dull around it but there was plenty here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit, beautiful church with stunning architecture both inside and out. Plenty to see inside.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am a Verger at Salisbury Cathedral so am very used to Religious Beauty, and this church certainly was beautiful. Simply go to the ticket office opposite the visitor door and buy a ticket for 7PLN (£1.40 roughly) and then head back in to the visitor door. If you want to take photos inside the church it's another 5PLN(£1.02 roughly).... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First off only go here to pray, it is a working church not an attraction. That said inside it is beyond stunning

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful old church There were a lot of people around despite the weather Not sure if. There were tours

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning church overlooking the main market square such a beauty to behold whilst eating and walking through the area. One of the centre pieces of Krakow architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss seeing the inside of this church. The altarpiece is Amazing. A church has stood on this site foundation for over 800 years. It's on one corner of the Main Market Square across from the Cloth Hall. The exterior is interesting in that the towers are different. There are interesting legends centered around the towers. Inside is the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like how out of place it looks, a huge church amongst a vast open square. Nice to admire from the outside and in and the stories that go with this church make is a bit more intriguing. Interesting story told by a guide; The church was also known as the condemned, as it was where people were held in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely make time to view this church. We actually attended mass here and it was a very cool experience.

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