Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Krakow

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Church of St. Peter and St. 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 St. Peter and St. Paul and other Krakow attractions into our Krakow vacation generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This church every time impresses me your façade and figures of the Saints that are located at the front. The whole thing looks very monumentally and wzniośle. Beautiful, historic property, you might want to see it, regardless of religion.
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  • Going from the Wawel Castle to the market Street Route we come on 2 beautiful churches-first. Andrew the Apostle (Romanesque) and other. St. Peter and St. Paul. This is the first Temple in the Baroque style in Krakow (founder-Zygmunt III Waza). Inside is, inter alia, the Foucault pendulum (the longest in Poland-46.5 m)-demontracje are held on Thursdays. There is also a crypt of Peter Complaints. Buried here was also a Sławomir Mrożek
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  • Half way between Market Square and Wawel Castle on Grodzka street is the church which has some unique artifacts. Not always accessible but if you can make sure to visit basement with tombs of some fam...  more »