Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Krakow

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Religious Site
Church of Saints Peter and Paul is best known for larger-than-life stone statues of 12 apostles perched on the front fence. The statues are contemporary replicas of the 18th-century Baroque originals, which can be seen in the side yard. King Sigismund III Vasa commissioned the church for the Jesuit order in the early 1600s. Notice the sculptures depicting Jesuit saints in the niches of its white, stone facade. The interior features the late Baroque high altar and the longest Foucault pendulum in Poland, hanging from the dome. The crypt shelters the remains of Father Skarga, a famous 17th-century Jesuit preacher. Try to catch a concert of classical music here. Put Church of Saints Peter and Paul and other Krakow attractions into our Krakow vacation generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We went for an 8pm chamber orchestra concert, and it was stunning. The acoustics were remarkably good, and the programme mostly well known pieces, with soloists on piano, flute, trumpet, and classical...  more »
  • We visited this church while they were preparing for a service so it was extremely busy. What an absolutely beautiful church it is. The pictures alone are exceptional and make it worth visiting, to sa...  more »
  • We were walking by this church.......there was a concert that evening ....we bought tickets and went in ...........church is beautiful,  more »
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  • Interesting and beautiful, the best is to get a guide who could tell you the history!
  • Great organ concert in this church for only 10 euros! Church is beautiful and not very busy.
  • Great concert in the church. Well worth buying a ticket.
  • Nice old church
  • one of the most beautifull church in Krakow