"Church of St. Peter & St. Paul" Church of Saints Peter & Paul Tip by mightywease

Church of Saints Peter & Paul, Krakow: 42 reviews and 80 photos

  Church of St. Peter & St. Paul
by mightywease

The Church of Saints Peter and Paul is modelled on a Jesuit Church ? Il Gesu ? in Rome. It is a wonderful example of Baroque architecture.

The main body of the church was built in the late 16th/early 17th Century. The Statues of the Apostles, which greet you as you walk towards the church, were added later. Inside the church is an impressive and quite extravagant high altar, again in Baroque style. On the dome above the altar is some lovely stuccowork showing scenes from the lives of the two saints to whom the church is dedicated. The black and white marble tomb of Bishop Andrzej Trzebicki is also a very good example of Baroque ornamentation.

There is also small dark crypt where is buried the Polish theologian Piotr Skarga a statue of whom stands in the church.

Open: 9am-5pm. Mon-Sat, 1-5pm Sunday and during services

Address: Grodzka 38
Directions: Historical centre

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 14, 2005
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