Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Krakow
(4.3/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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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  • One of the most important churches and quite stunning. Although currently the facade is covered for repair work, the internal decoration is remarkable. 
  • Went there for the Wednesday concert , and its a magnifique church room, with very high ceiling. The orchestra itself , played beautifully... Only complaint is, as in other churches this time of year,...  more »
  • I don't like the Baroque but anyway when I get a brief visit is worth the time you spend. To see
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