St. Andrew's Church, Krakow

The humbly handsome St. Andrew's Church in Krakow provides a perfect foil to the attention-grabbing Baroqueness of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul across the street.

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History of St. Andrew's Church

St. Andrew's Church dates from the 11th century and is the finest example of Romanesque architecture in Kraków. Local residents took refuge within the strong walls of St. Andrew's during the Tartar raids.

What to See at St. Andrew's Church

The simple, white Romanesque exterior with two round towers has a humble, gentle beauty.

The interior, on the other hand, was given a Baroque makeover in the 18th century and jars the senses. The furnishings include a fanciful pulpit resembling a boat.

Quick Facts on St. Andrew's Church

Site Information
Names:St. Andrew's Church
Country:Poland
Categories:churches
Styles:Romanesque
Dates:11th C
Visitor and Contact Information
Coordinates:50.056581° N, 19.938329° E
Address:Krakow, Poland
Lodging:View hotels near St. Andrew's Church
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours and prices can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

References

  1. Frommer's Eastern Europe, 1st ed. (April 2007).
  2. Fodor's Poland, 1st. ed. (May 2007).

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