Kosciol Sw. Bernardyna Ze SienyCurrently Closed
- Address: Bernardyńska 2, 33-332 Kraków, Poland, Krakow
- Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +48-124221650
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:15 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
Kosciol Sw. Bernardyna Ze Sieny - Review
Very few people are aware that this unassuming church at the foot of Wavel Hill is the origin of the brotherhood known as the Brownfriars. These monks are followers of Franciscan St. John of Capistrano. The original gothic church that stood here was destroyed by the Polish themselves, in the mid-17th century at the height of the Swedish invasion, as it was thought the church would be too good a fortification for the Swedes. From that time only a statue of the Virgin remains. The current Baroque structure has a distinct architectural eccentricity. Instead of a high dome, the church’s dome is closer to the floor than normal. It was constructed this way to make sure the height of the church did not impede any artillery strategy on Wavel Hill. See the mausoleum of St Simon of Lipnica, whose coat is said to have healing powers; and the stained glass windows.
Kosciol Sw. Bernardyna Ze Sieny Hours
- Sundays and holidays 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
- Monday to Saturday 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Visiting hours provided here are based on mass times. Actually visiting hours maybe different. Confirm with the church before your visit.
How To reach Kosciol Sw. Bernardyna Ze Sieny by Public Transport
- Drive to here from outside Krakow Old Town.
- Walk or cycle to here if you’re inside Krakow Old Town.
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1.54% of people who visit Krakow include Kosciol Sw. Bernardyna Ze Sieny in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
40% of people start their Kosciol Sw. Bernardyna Ze Sieny visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Kosciol Sw. Bernardyna Ze Sieny
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Kosciol Sw. Bernardyna Ze Sieny, Krakow Reviews
A very elaborate golden church right near the castle. It's way over the top but interesting to visit. They provide you with a free audio tour of the church and ask for a small donation in return. It's definitely worth it.
The most beautiful church I have ever been in and the best in Kraków! Great audio guide available for a small donation.
An impressively beautiful church, and worth a quick stop. Final resting place of a Polish saint, and heavily ornamented with gold and impressive amounts of art.
Very good looking interior, also had a very good mass, no frills. Enjoyable also to just sit and look around. Awesome.
Beautiful Church building, offers an audio guide with headphones on the inside.