Saints Peter And Paul ChurchCurrently Closed
- Address: Grodzka 52A, 30-001 Kraków, Poland, Krakow
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +48-123506365
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:20 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
Saints Peter And Paul Church - Review
This Roman Catholic Polish-style Baroque church, one of the largest in the city, was completed in 1619. It was designed by Giovanni Maria Bernardoni and Józef Britius. In the early nineteenth century, the church even functioned as a Protestant place of worship. Check out the facade which is constructed of dolomite. Inside the church, you will find it looks like a theater. There are statues of various Jesuit saints. You will find scenes from the lives of Saints Peter and Paul in the apse of the presbytery, created by Giovanni Battista Falconi. The national Pantheon is being created in the church. Also check out the Baroque High altar from 1735.
There are two major events associated to this church. The first is from 1638, when the Jesuits formed a musical ensemble of 100 singers, which was the biggest in the country at that time. But the second major event happens every Thursday inside the church. The country's longest Foucault's pendulum is suspended here in a scientific demonstration proving the Earth's rotation. Contrary to expectations, science and religion can get along quite nicely.
Saints Peter And Paul Church Information
- It’s best to visit on a Thursday.
Saints Peter And Paul Church Hours
- Sundays and holidays 8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am, 12:30 pm, 6 pm.
- Monday to Saturday 7 am and 6 pm.
Foucault's Pendulum demonstrations are held on Thursday at 10 am, 11 am and 12 pm.
How To reach Saints Peter And Paul Church by Public Transport
- Walk or cycle to here from inside Old Town.
- Reach Old Town by car or taxi.
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19.59% of people who visit Krakow include Saints Peter And Paul Church in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
36.75% of people start their Saints Peter And Paul Church visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Saints Peter And Paul Church
53.88% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Saints Peter And Paul Church
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Saints Peter And Paul Church, Krakow Reviews
My favourite church in Krakow! It is also the church where Saint Pope Paul's parents got married. On the Royal Route towards the Wawel Castle - on the Grodzka street. Perfect for concerts (usually at 8 pm classical concerts - about 60 zloty per ticket). It reminds me of the Vatican square.
It's a very beautiful, grand Baroque style Roman Catholic style church. Like most Catholic churches entry is free of charge. They give regular, paid concerts there but we didn't see any. It's definitely worth sticking your head in.
Beautiful old church located in the heart of Old Town, right on the Royal Toute to the Wawel castle. Fantastic baroque architecture. Facade constructed with dolomite! Worth paying a visit
Beautiful Baroque church. Worth visiting for the free audioguide (the entrance fee is by donation). Don't forget to go down into the crypt.
Very beautiful Baroque style church, funded by Lithuanian grand duke and Polish king Sigismund Vasa. Acually, this place is more important for people from Lithuania than for Polishes. :) Because in 1612 here died and was buried first rector of Vilnius university, - Peter Skarga. Opposite side of the church you will see his monument. :)