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Church of the Virgin Mary (Kosciol Mariacki)

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Address: pl. Mariacki 5, Krakow 31-042, Poland
Phone Number: +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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The church is worth looking inside it is very lovely lots of gold and stained glass windows there is not a lot more that can be said

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Plumley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The church is worth looking inside it is very lovely lots of gold and stained glass windows there is not a lot more that can be said

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This beautiful church overlooks the main square. Tickets are required and can be purchased at an adjacent building.

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

Unusual in design but stunning to walk round, you have to pay a little extra to take photos but worth every penny. Religion is not our thing but still able to appreciate such a stunning building.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited here to pray for a special intention and to light some candles. It is a really impressive building but I was a bit disappointed about how commercialised it felt. I isn't a church I would visit to quietly pray.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful church inside and out. If you want to go in then get tickets from the office opposite the entrance. Bugle player every hour, from each if the four sides of the tower, is worth seeing, and don't forget to wave when he finishes...it's apparently good luck. If you go on the Free Walking Tours tour of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is quite impressive and worth seeing. They are very strict about the men not wearing hats inside (which is ok with me) but it seems women are allowed to wear them. Once again, it's another Krakow attraction that is very cheap to enter. You can take photos but it will cost an extra 5 zloty (that's only £1 at... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just make you get there before 12 noon for when they open the large doors on the alter.Make sure you get your tickets to go in and one to take photos inside as they have people walking round all the time checking if you have a ticket.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Church buildings need to charge entry fees to survive. I get that. Visitors should certainly contribute to the upkeep and the charge for entry here is extremely reasonable. So too is the supplement for those who want to take pictures. However, it would be much better if they issued timed tickets to ensure that the numbers were better managed throughout... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Get your tickets from a small office opposite the main entrance - great value. Walk to the entrance - take a deep breath and enter - be prepared to be overawed by the majesty of the creation of mortal men. A tribute to faith and a glory to the most high. When outside again note that a trumpeter plays a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

beautiful church make sure you time it to see the bugle player. lovely at this time of year all lit up

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