The Kazimierz high monastery, Corpus Christi Basilica is attributed to the Gothic style and upholds a dazzling interior of iconic Baroque splendor. Notable is its structure that is a mismatch of different eras, yet combines the red brick pointed arches and tall towers typical of the region with several sided chapels on the outside.
Corpus Christi Basilica, Bożego Ciała 26, Kraków, Poland, +48 12 430 59 95
Looking over the Market Square in Krakow, St. Mary’s Basilica is a sumptuous church from the 13th century. The overall chapel has the brick structure in a Gothic style and its ravishing interior bears changes over time, from the 18th century adornments in a Baroque style to wooden carvings from an earlier age.
St. Mary Basilica, plac Mariacki 5, Kraków, Poland, +49 +48 12 422 05 21
The eminent architect and sculptor Bartolomeo Berrecci designed this chapel at the beginning of the 16th century, in a ravishing Tuscan Renaissance style to serve King Sigismund I the Old as a mausoleum. The chapel encapsulates several architectural styles and had been rebuilt over centuries since its first foundation. Nowadays, the central dome illustrates the complexity of its history, bearing witness to coronations, celebrations and funerals alike.
Wawel-Kathedrale, Wawel 3, Kraków, Poland, +48 12 429 95 16
Known also by the name of the Church of St. Adalbert, this petite church stands on rectangular stones, its foundation dating back to the 10th century. Practically in the middle of the market square, its curious position is because it preceded the current Market Square. The church is one of the oldest ecclesiastical buildings in Europe.
Church of St. Wojciech, plac Mariacki, 31-042 Kraków, Poland, +48 12 422 83 52