The Church of St. Francis of Assisi with Monastery of the Franciscan Order (Polish: Kościół św. Franciszka z Asyżu) located in the Old Town district of Kraków, Poland, is a Roman Catholic religious complex on the west side of All Saints Square at Franciszkańska 2, across the street from the Bishop's Palace – residence of Pope John Paul II during his stays in the city. The Church dates back to the 13th century. Saint Maximilian Kolbe was a monk there in 1919, and led his first service at this church on Poland's return to sovereignty.
There is no consensus among historians about the church's founder. He was probably Duke Henry II the Pious (1196–1241), son of Prince Henry the Bearded (1165–1238) who resided in Kraków and also previously invited the Franciscans to Wrocław. His wife, Anna (daughter of the Bohemian King Premysl Otakar I), and especially her sister Agnes (Agnieszka) contributed as well. However, widely regarded as the founder is also Duke Bolesław V the Chaste with his wife St. Kinga, especially in the construction and reconstruction of the church and monastery after the devastation of the first Mongol invasion of Poland in 1241.
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Wouter Tilgenkamp | Sep 17, 2017
Important part of polish history. Beautiful, will take you 15-20min.
Sergey Sereda | Dec 25, 2017
Very beautiful place. Must visit it.
Sarah Muramoto | Sep 10, 2017
Super boring. It was a waste of money to buy the ticket.
William Solomon | Nov 23, 2017
Beautiful colors on windows and painted walls.
Jan Čermák | Apr 29, 2017
Nice church with very cool vitrage windows in pastel colors.
Maciej Bąk | Apr 1, 2018
Mateusz Litwa | Jun 9, 2018
A place where time stands still. MUST SEE when you are Christian and visiting Cracow ;) I had my wedding here - the church is stunning!
Alex Wyns | May 10, 2018
Nice to take iT in your tour :)
Chris Sanders | Jul 15, 2018
Magnificent traditional church and ornately decorated in typical Catholic style Worth a visit
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