St. Mary's Basilica

St. Mary's Basilica

inside St. Mary's Basilica

inside St. Mary's Basilica

inside St. Mary's BasilicaThe St. Mary's Basilica is one of the most important churches of Krakow. It was built in 1287-1320 in Gothic style. The Basilica is famous for it's altar piece, the largest wooden Gothic altar in Europe(3rd photo). It represent the Virgin Mary asleep and on the right and left six scenes from the life of Mary. Every hour a trumpet signal is played from the highest of the two towers. This is in remembrance of the guard struck by an arrow when warning the people of Krakow for the approaching enemy. This beautiful Basilica you can find on the main market square at the end of Florianska Street.

Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We're a family of five from the picturesque scenery of Belgium. Come along with us as we share stories from our journeys so far. And if you're curious about any of the places we've visited, don't hesitate to ask. Your dream European getaway is within reach, and we're here to make it extraordinary!


Ori said...

Beautiful Church!!I love its very nice chocolate colour (especially photo #2),have enhanced the colour? Well taken photos.

Jurgen Huibers said...

Hi Ori, I didn't enhance the photos. The colours are really looking that beautiful inside. Thanks for the visit!

Carole said...

beautiful and ornate. great images

GMG said...

Hi Juka! Sorry for the delay in coming here, but these last weeks have been hectic; no, I’m not talking about the financial/economic crisis… ;))
Beautiful posts on Krakow! The church looks wonderful, and your interior pictures are awesome! Great job!
Meanwhile Blogtrotter is now on its 200th post: «The Libyan Sea»! Hope you enjoy! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Really beautifully pictures, you if I have the money and the cash, these are the places I would love to visit.

Anonymous said...

Hi Juka,

You made a really good post about Krakow, thanks for sharing your trip with us!

I've never been to Poland but it i'd love to!!


Anonymous said...

wow! what a beautiful church! it's perfect for a photo op. and just wondering of the history behind it. the architecture is so amazing

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Anonymous said...

wow! wished I can visit the place too:) great architecture!

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