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.
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.