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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 yesterday

You can visit the church or attend a mass. Masses are every hour and last about 40 min...pretty quick. A definite must visit while in Krakow!

Thank Agnes S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited this church and I was impressed with its size and decorations. The vaulted ceilings and imposing and the altar is very nice. The entire church is stunning. You must buy the entry ticket in the morning and visits start at 11.35. There are...More

Thank CatalinaPetre
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was so nice to see it inside, impressive decirations and colors. Had to pay to to take pictures inside, but well worth it!

Thank Anne Mai B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Entering this church was really unforgettable as it did not look to me similar to any other I have seen before

Thank Observer76
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having being to Krakow on a number of occasions this was only the second time we had entered the church. On leaving the market square the change from the hustle and bustle to the peace and tranquility of such a wonderful historic building. Just take...More

Thank PeterBernie
Reviewed 3 days ago

Located in a prime location - the Market Place. A popular church with tourists. Chargeable entrance. Hourly bugle sounding from one of the windows of the tower. Beautiful altar and ceiling. Lots of decorations on the walls. I think one of the towers looks magnificent....More

Thank Moses P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I think the alter piece is interesting but frankly not worth the hype given it. The rest of the church is dark and unremarkable. There is a big rush of people at 11:50 to see the opening of the alter piece, but it is better...More

Thank rubelite
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wow......the opening of the alter was incredible; you need tickets ahead time--but well worth it.....and it is a beautiful basilica

Thank shafaj2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this church with our kids. It is beautiful but not something special. The most interesting thing is the trumpeter. He plays every one hour a simple melody in the four directions.

Thank farmakeros f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful inside and out. A bit wonky to buy tickets, it's on the side of the main entrance - so most people just go in through the "prayers only" entrance - and that's pretty rude. To take pictures, you need to pay an extra 5zl...More

Thank Lykke G
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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 GreekBourne | 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.