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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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  • Outside is beautiful with the statues of the apostles. Just a block or so off the main square, so easy to access. 
    Outside is beautiful with the statues of the apostles. Just a block or so off the main square, so easy to access.  more »
  • One of the most famous and beautiful streets in Krakow is Ulica Grodzka ,part of the famous and historic Royal Way ,the route used by the monarchs and famous dignitaries who travelled to Wawel Castle....  more
    One of the most famous and beautiful streets in Krakow is Ulica Grodzka ,part of the famous and historic Royal Way ,the route used by the monarchs and famous dignitaries who travelled to Wawel Castle....  more »
  • On Thursday there is a presentation of Foucault pendulum inside of the church in Polish and English. In high season, in the evening there are classical music concerts every day. It's also a National.....  more
    On Thursday there is a presentation of Foucault pendulum inside of the church in Polish and English. In high season, in the evening there are classical music concerts every day. It's also a National.....  more »
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  • Beautiful church. Went for the orchestra evening. Definitely give it a skip. The musicians rush through every piece. They just want it to be over as soon as possible and it shows.
  • Old Krakow is laced with beautiful churches and St. Peter and Paul's is no exception. One of the very oldest Baroque churches in the world it is as impressive outside as it is inside. There is a pre-recorded guided tour one may purchase for a "donation" to the church, it is informative even though the English is a little funny. The church is also host to classical music concerts which are excellent and highly recommended
  • Beautiful cathedral a short distance from the main square of Krakow. Definitely worth visiting. They also organise classic music concerts which are amazing.
  • Italian architecture with a Polish church, can't get any more beautiful than that. There are catacombs here open to all free during the day hours. Music symphonies take place here during the night and sound absolutely beautiful, recommend to everyone trying to get into one of these concerts / symphonies.
  • Wonderful church and the musical concert was so magnificient, I look forward to try it again and again. just awesome

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