St. Mary's Basilica, Krakow

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Featuring two prominent towers, the red brick St. Mary's Basilica dominates the main square of the city's Old Town. Built in the early 13th century, the church features the largest Gothic altarpiece in the world, carved by German sculptor Veit Stoss. The masterpiece was claimed by the Nazis and moved to Germany during World War II. Recovered and restored after the war, it now sits behind the church's high altar. Admire the bottom of the central panel, which depicts the death of Jesus' mother. On the hour, you can hear the trumpet signal play from the top of the taller tower. Make St. Mary's Basilica a part of your Krakow vacation plans using our Krakow trip planner .
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  • To describe the place would be sufficient to say "solemn", is to visit all with upturned nose. The vaults are superb, equally stained glass Interior. Is to see
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  • Very ornate church. Well worth the admission fee [10PLN] as it is quite an unusually decorated church.  more »
  • Very special and beautiful church, how it felt, how much the Poles going up in their religion. Of course, part tourist, there wasn't much queue. You could go right into.
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