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St. Mary's Basilica in Krakow

pl. Mariacki 5, Krakow 31-042, Poland
+48 12 422 07 37
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One of the most famous of Poland's churches, this Gothic structure features two striking towers, the taller of which is a magnificent Gothic spire with a gold-plated crown built in 1666.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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pl. Mariacki 5, Krakow 31-042, Poland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

During the afternoon at 1pm when I was there a bugler plays from one of the arches atop the church. It's a pretty impressive structure at the corner of the market square. 10 zloty i think it was to enter for tourists around the side...More

Thank TheCount69
Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting architecture and decoration although the guide leaflet you receive with your ticket was not particularly descriptive to explain what you are looking at

Thank mhudson324
BazylikaMariacka, Kierownik ds. gości at St. Mary's Basilica in Krakow, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your opinion. It will be much felpfull in our future developement. Best regards!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Popped inside for a look and the interior is stunning. Learned about the architecture on a free walking tour of Old Town. Our guide pointed out the asymmetrical towers and the history behind them.

Thank K C
Reviewed 5 days ago

So beautiful! The inside was so ornate and so many people and so many masses. The mass is said in Latin so for us older generation we did recognise some bits!

1  Thank chrissiepe
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I think this is the most beautiful Basilica in Krakow. It’s absolutely amazing. You don’t have to miss it. It’s free of charge and it’s located at the Main square.

1  Thank Agika901
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tickets can be obtained from office across from the side entrance for tourists. Locals can enter through the back for no charge but cannot reach the alter. No photography allowed inside. Beautiful to see.

1  Thank Mrs_Pud1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very moved by the beauty of this church. The exterior of the building is fairly plain, although it is large and quite tall. The interior is stunningly beautiful with gold and red and blues and black. It is a peaceful place to reflect...More

2  Thank FTopGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

rivals st michelle in paris mind blowing visual relief uplifting epitomises the youth of catholic poland full of hope

1  Thank John A H
Reviewed 1 week ago

No words can describe the emotioal feelings when entering. A beautiful, beautiful church. A site and attending the Sunday mass was a life time experience.

2  Thank Samuel W
BazylikaMariacka, Kierownik ds. gości at St. Mary's Basilica in Krakow, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your opinion and for praying with us. Hope to see you again. Best wishes!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior of this church is quite impressive, especially the altarpiece. The best part, visible from the outside, is the bugler who signals every hour from the church tower, and then waves to the people below.

Thank NyLynne
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Klaudia W
9 August 2017|
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Response from Martinalvis | Reviewed this property |
They take your ticket from you. Buildings like this cost millions to keep going. It's a tiny price to pay to maintain our history for our future generations. To try and get two people in on one ticket would be wrong and... More
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Urszula C
5 May 2017|
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We just turned up on the day and got a ticket..We were there Easter week and saw the opening of the altar and had no problem. As AndrzejK0725 mentioned above..Do visit the top of the tower also...Absolutely stunning!
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leneme
11 April 2017|
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Response from Barbara B | Reviewed this property |
The Altar is opened just before noon and, from what I remember the guide saying, it closes just after 17.00. I wanted to see the Altar closed but never managed to return in time. I hope this helps.
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