St. Mary's Basilica, Kraków

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General Information

St Mary’s Basilica known also as ‘Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven’ and ‘Saint Mary's Church’ is a Roman Catholic Church situated in Krakow, Poland. The church which is situated adjacent to the main square was built in the 14th century after a previous church stood on the site, the 260ft tall brick church was built to a stunning Polish Neo-Gothic style. The church has a trumpet that plays every hour, the tune breaks off in mid-stream, to commemorate the famous 13th-century trumpeter, who was shot in the throat while sounding the alarm before the Mongol attack on the city. The church has been used as a model for other churches across the world.  

Getting there

The church is just of the Main Market Square and it is within a walkable distance from most other locations in the city such as the train station, if walking is not for you then a taxi might be a better option.

Opening Times and Admission

The basilica is open to visitors and runs tours for sightseers. The tours run every day from 11.30am-6pm, except Sundays when they run from 2 pm after masses have concluded. Price for these tours is 10PLN for adults and 5PLN for children.

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Posted: 5 Jan 2020, 15:08

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Central church

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Hard to miss this sight, its dominant over the square and it is worth a visit if you have the time or find yourself at a loose end. Interesting history with the trumpeter.

Posted: 4 Nov 2019, 15:32

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Dominant on the square

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One of the dominant buildings on the city square. Pretty eye catching building, the tour is reasonably priced too.

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