The Church of St. Andrew in the Old Town district of Kraków, Poland (Polish: Kościół św. Andrzeja) located at Grodzka Street, is a historical Romanesque church built between 1079 and 1098 by a medieval Polish statesman Palatine Sieciech. It is a rare surviving example of the European fortress church used for defensive purposes.
Built in Romanesque style, it is one of the oldest buildings in Kraków and one of the best-preserved Romanesque buildings in Poland. It was the only church in Kraków to withstand the Mongol attack of 1241. Along the lower part of the broader section of its façade are small openings that served as defensive windows at a time when the church was a place of refuge from military assaults.
Teo Gerald | Aug 22, 2017
A magnificent church and it is situated along the way from old town to palace.
yves frombelgium | Aug 27, 2017
Very old church that could do with some restoration work, especially the exterior
Dhiresh Mistry | Nov 7, 2017
Statues at the entrance wall gives real feeling of ancient ara.
Piotr Gurgul | Sep 1, 2017
Unique church in Kraków. It's a merger of baroque, roman style and gothic in a piece of architecture. Higly recommend seeing it!
Artautas Simkus | Dec 10, 2016
Interesting and beautiful, the best is to get a guide who could tell you the history!
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