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St. Andrew's Church, Krakow

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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.

History

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

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

Map of St. Andrew's Church

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References

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

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Article Info

Title:St. Andrew's Church, Krakow
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:08/20/2009
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