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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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Having visited many churches we were overawed with the fantastic interior of this building, just jaw dropping. A must see experience whilst visiting Krakow.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having visited many churches we were overawed with the fantastic interior of this building, just jaw dropping. A must see experience whilst visiting Krakow.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very disappointed with this site. Really not very much to see, probably more worthwhile going in for free in the prayer section. The paid section is only small and you are paying to simple see the golden cabinet.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm always torn when visiting a church, I'm not religious but want to see the history of the place but equally feel like I'm intruding on those who want to pray and reflect in a peaceful environment It isn't peaceful in the least as there are so many tourists being insensitive and treating it as a meeting place The interior... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The cathedral is in the middle of the old town square. A beautiful building with a stunning interior. Try and be there on the hour when a bugler plays a few notes from each of the 4 sides of the tower. A unique experience. While you are there, visit the underground museum which tells the story of the history of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

a beautiful Church .. worth the admission to enter the church..the gold work is amazing .. spend time looking at the different areas of the church.. the ceilings, the alters ... each is special .. enjoy!!!!

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So first and foremost it's an active church of sorts and so there are signs everywhere no tourists only for prayer etc etc. Found the staff quite pushy. Very nice building beautiful to look at but to be honest I've seen better. It's alright.... for five mins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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