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. Use our Krakow sightseeing planner to add Church of St. Peter and St. Paul and other attractions to your Krakow vacation plans.
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  • You can listen to organ concerts in the Church atmosphere. (Winter other than a thrice-weekly evening held) one 60 PLN, the 4-year-old child was free. Trastevere is a little higher organ's sound was nice and was good to go. Tickets can be bought in the doorway ago the concert. There is a variety concert also.
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  • A something unusual Church of appearance, but very beautiful and different. Great Gold details and statues.
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  • It is located in the busiest street of the Centre of Cracow, Grodzka Street. It is very nice both on the outside and inside and much visited. It very often classical music concerts are held.
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  • Neoclassical church, somehow impressive but not beautiful. It hosts music concerts on the evenings.
  • Beautiful place, don't forget to walk around building, it is different from other sides. Often classic music concerts are held here, worth visiting.
  • Impressive. The acoustics were brilliant! Only the seats are uncomfortable but definitely recommend...
  • It's a church. To my mind the best part were the intricate shrubs along the right outside wall.
  • Very beautiful catholic church, baroque style, do check it out inside too

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