Saints Peter And Paul Church, Krakow
Saints Peter And Paul Church, Krakow - Address, Phone Number
Address: Grodzka 52A, 30-001 Kraków, Poland
Time Required: 00:20 Mins
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Saints Peter And Paul Church, Krakow
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 Opening and Closing 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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Neoclassical church, somehow impressive but not beautiful. It hosts music concerts on the evenings.
Beautiful place, don't forget to walk around building, it is different from other sides. Often classic music concerts are held here, worth visiting.
Impressive. The acoustics were brilliant! Only the seats are uncomfortable but definitely recommend...
It's a church. To my mind the best part were the intricate shrubs along the right outside wall.
Very beautiful catholic church, baroque style, do check it out inside too