The Church of Saints Peter and Paul (Polish: Kościół ŚŚ Piotra i Pawła) is a Roman Catholic Polish Baroque church located at 54 Grodzka Street in the Old Town district of Kraków, Poland. It was built between 1597–1619 by Giovanni Maria Bernardoni who perfected the original design of Józef Britius. It is the biggest of the historic Churches of Kraków in terms of seating capacity. Since 1842 it serves the Catholic All Saints parish.
The Church of Saints Peter and Paul is the first structure in Kraków designed entirely in the Baroque style, and perhaps the first Baroque building in present-day Poland. It was funded by the King Sigismund III Vasa (Zygmunt III) for the Jesuit order. The plan of the church as a cruciform basilica was drafted by an Italian architect Giovanni de Rossi. His design was carried out by Józef Britius at first (from 1597), and then modified by Giovanni Maria Bernardoni. The final shape of the present day façade, the dome and its Baroque interior belongs to Giovanni Battista Trevano, who completed them in the years 1605–1619. The Church was ceremonially consecrated on 8 July 1635.
Kumbukani Chitsakamile | Mar 22, 2018
Intricate statues. Amazing inside!!!
Alistair Welford | Mar 15, 2018
Very quiet but fabulous on the inside. Free entry.
Alexey Kutishchev | Oct 22, 2017
Beautiful place, don't forget to walk around building, it is different from other sides. Often classic music concerts are held here, worth visiting.
ti ti | Mar 21, 2018
Impressive and worth a visit to discover the inside architectural gems.
Borja Eugui | Nov 23, 2017
Neoclassical church, somehow impressive but not beautiful. It hosts music concerts on the evenings.
Alan Ng | Jun 10, 2018
Beautiful place. 😀
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