Franciscan Church (Kosciol Franciszkanow), Krakow

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Home of a replica Shroud of Turin, Franciscan Church (Kosciol Franciszkanow) was one of the first tall buildings in the city. The church touts remarkable stained-glass windows and murals by Stanisław Wyspiański. Because of the colored-glass panes, the interior bursts with bright hues on sunny days, highlighting other spots of inspiration like the tiles and vivid paint colors. The church is rarely crowded. Photos are allowed in certain areas of the building. Put Franciscan Church (Kosciol Franciszkanow) and other Krakow attractions into our Krakow trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This is free to enter. A wonderful building, both for its architecture, and magnificent interior. There are several Art Nouveau stained glass windows. If you're lucky, choose a sunny day, when the win...  more »
  • The facade is breathtaking with tremendous brickwork and it is a powerful portrayal of ecclesiastical influence. Decorative spires soar heavenwards. Inside is highly ornate and colourful. The vista al...  more »
  • Krakow has a lot of stunning churches, but the Franciscan is my favorite. It combines medieval features with stunning modern stained glass, including the justly famous "Father" at the rear of the nave...  more »

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