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“The most beautiful church”

Church of the Virgin Mary (Kosciol Mariacki)
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US$49.20*
and up
3-Hour Private Old Town Walking Tour Including Afternoon Tea at a Local Cafe
Ranked #4 of 281 things to do in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 most beautiful church”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Entering the Cathedral I had to admit - it is the prettiest church I ever visited. The colors, statues, decorations makes it a must visit place.

Visited April 2014
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“I like it”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

It has nice painting all around that is completely different from other churches.
This church is so old but each part has different time table because during the time it was demolished and rebuilt again.

Visited May 2014
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“Amazing”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

I love this church. The towers outside are beautiful even at night and the interior is so global you can't photograph it.

Visited May 2014
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“St. Mary's church”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

This church/cathedral is outrageous beautiful!! Do not miss this place.Go to pray and light candles and see amazing sights.

Visited July 2013
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“God's Mother is truly honored at this Holy Basilica”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Mismatched towers, one topped by a massive crown to honor the Mother of God, flank a beautifully painted nave that takes you as close to heaven as you can get without death - it's that spiritual - it's that beautiful. Shrines that dot the flanks of the church and the main altar with its absolutely stunning wood carving of the Assumption of Mary are just extraordinary - must be seen to be believed. The architectural emphasis is more eastern orthodox (think icons not statues) but very edifying spiritually.

Visited May 2014
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