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Church of the Virgin Mary (Kosciol Mariacki)

pl. Mariacki 5, Krakow 31-042, Poland
+48 12 422 07 37
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
pl. Mariacki 5, Krakow 31-042, Poland
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+48 12 422 07 37
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've traveled a lot and been in many churches around the world, this is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. For a few dollars, it's worth it. Go across the street and buy your ticket and then enjoy the walk through it. No...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have visited a lot of churches in the world, but this is incredible: the art, gold, carved portraits and pulpits are exemplary. What made it even more special for us was that after supper we attended an organ and vocal performance of religious music....More

Thank Mercant700
Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful church, especially the interior which is particularly stunning. Entry only 5pln which can be bought across the street from the tourist entrance. It costs extra to go up the towers to the viewing platform but this is only open for set numbers per...More

Thank Charlotte G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Jaw dropping church. Try and go before its open to tourists too to listen to mass or parts of of it. Entry price is cheap and for 5zl you can take pictures and videos

Thank petermac68
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the main church on the Square that has the tower from where the trumpeter plays every hour. From the outside the church looks like many others. However, the inside just takes your breath away. The most beautiful church I have ever seen and...More

Thank MJ2E
Reviewed 3 days ago

Historic - the bugler playing from the tower on the hour, 24 hours a day - the wooden carved, painted, jeweled altar, and the numerous chapels, paintings, statues, etc.. Religious - a large deeply reverent place of worship, in use from the early hours till...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I guess the interior was nice, but I think like any other big European Cathedral... It was difficult to buy a ticket because of the strange opening and closing times

Thank dusics95
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful inside and out. Can't imagine how this was built so long ago. The interior is breath taking.

Thank LilyMystic
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have visited many cathedrals in several countries. This was among the top interiors, with an elaborate beauty. Tickets are NOT SOLD AT THE CHURCH. They are sold at a small store across from the tourist entry door. When we queued the line was short;...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 6 days ago

I just had to see the inside of this beautiful church, and it was amazing. It is ornate and huge inside. It was very busy but comfortable. So glad I had a look.

Thank Irishflojo
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Klaudia W
9 August 2017|
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Response from Andrea O | Reviewed this property |
They take a section of the ticket off to avoid people trying this.
Urszula C
4 May 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
We just turned up on the day and got a ticket..We were there Easter week and saw the opening of the altar and had no problem. As AndrzejK0725 mentioned above..Do visit the top of the tower also...Absolutely stunning!
11 April 2017|
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Response from Barbara B | Reviewed this property |
The Altar is opened just before noon and, from what I remember the guide saying, it closes just after 17.00. I wanted to see the Altar closed but never managed to return in time. I hope this helps.