Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala), Krakow

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If you wish to view impressive Gothic and Baroque architecture in Krakow, plan a visit to Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala), founded by King Casimir III the Great in 1335. This structure was built in the Gothic style between 1340 and the mid-1400s as a monastery and church, which explains its massive size. The interior boasts a mixture of Polish Gothic and Polish Baroque styles, with a sprinkling of Baroque elements from the 1700s. The church also contains the tomb of Baroque artist Bartolommeo Berrecci. Plan your Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Krakow using our Krakow vacation trip planner.
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  • Beautiful church and was part of the stop off on one of the put put tours around the city. Absolutely stunning interior.  more »
  • This church is very unassuming on the outside, but once you find yourself indoors, it is majestic! The amount of gold covered altars are impressive  more »
  • This church is located near the Jewish Quarter. Another magnificent church (one of many in Krakow) richly decorated in gold and carved wood/stone, particularly the altar and the choir chairs.  more »
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  • monumental, ancient, historical - well-worth a visit, must include in your itinerary, iteresting legend related with the church origin.
  • Amazing Basilica!! With intricate woodwork and statues as well as paintings!
  • It is an incredible architecture and an example of baroque style. ıf you have a chance, you can visit that church.
  • A really worth visiting place. Very old and not so crowded as others in the town center. Entrance is free of charge. Impressive mix of gothic and baroque styles. See my pics attached
  • Corpus Christi Church in Krakow is a fine Gothic church dating from the mid-1300s. The impressive brick church has a rich interior with several side chapels. Notable features include a high altar from 1634, the superb choir stalls of 1629, and an interesting mid-18th-century pulpit shaped like a boat. An upper chapel contains a Madonna by Lucas Cranach (c.1520). The adjacent monastery dates from 1405.

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Krakow ranks among one of Europe's increasingly popular tourist destinations, which is reflected in the rising costs of comfortable lodgings. The best hotels are concentrated in and around the historical old town, where five-star luxury comes at a very steep price. Old town hotels place you just steps from fine shops and restaurants, as well as the city's main museums and galleries. However, if your trip involves a tight budget, avoid the central district and check out mid-range hotels and economical hostels in one of the outlying neighborhoods.
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