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Helen Betts | profile | all galleries >> Kraków: The Jewel of Central Europe >> The Many Ornate Churches of Kraków tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

The Many Ornate Churches of Kraków

This is the beginning of a sub-gallery of the many fabulous churches in Kraków. I took an enormous number of pictures as it became a challenge to see as many of them as we could. Kraków is actually known for its large number of churches; there are at least 40 in the Old Quarter alone (and we went further afield than that). Each one is different, all are magnificent. And it was very rare that any church was totally empty, with either tourists or people praying or both. Often there were services going on, which made it a pretty impossible to take pictures.

This gallery includes the churches we visited except the Church of St. Mary, which was so spectacular it has a gallery all its own here http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/st_mary

NOTE: NEWEST IMAGES FROM MOST RECENT VISIT TO KRAKÓW ARE AT THE END.
CHURCH OF ST. ANNE (17th century)
CHURCH OF ST. ANNE (17th century)
St. Anne's, high altar
St. Anne's, high altar
St. Anne's, above the high altar
St. Anne's, above the high altar
St. Anne's, small dome
St. Anne's, small dome
St. Anne's, main dome, crucifix
St. Anne's, main dome, crucifix
St. Anne's, ceiling crucifix
St. Anne's, ceiling crucifix
St. Anne's, pulpit
St. Anne's, pulpit
St. Anne's, organ
St. Anne's, organ
St. Anne's, ceiling frescoes
St. Anne's, ceiling frescoes
St. Anne's, high altar detail
St. Anne's, high altar detail
FRANCISCAN CHURCH (1255)
FRANCISCAN CHURCH (1255)
Franciscan Church,  high altar
Franciscan Church, high altar
Franciscan Church,  like night and day
Franciscan Church, like night and day
Franciscan Church, wall shrine
Franciscan Church, wall shrine
Franciscan Church,  Wyspiański's 'Let It Be'
Franciscan Church, Wyspiański's 'Let It Be'
Franciscan Church,  side chapel
Franciscan Church, side chapel
Franciscan Church, side chapel
Franciscan Church, side chapel
DOMINICAN CHURCH (1250, 1872)
DOMINICAN CHURCH (1250, 1872)
Dominican Church, main aisle
Dominican Church, main aisle
Dominican Church, high altar detail
Dominican Church, high altar detail
Dominican Church, choir stalls
Dominican Church, choir stalls
Dominican Church, glimpse of a dome
Dominican Church, glimpse of a dome
Dominican Church, side altar
Dominican Church, side altar
Dominican Church, side altar
Dominican Church, side altar
Dominican Church, Chapel of Virgin Mary of Rosary
Dominican Church, Chapel of Virgin Mary of Rosary
Dominican Church, Shrine of St. Jacek
Dominican Church, Shrine of St. Jacek
Dominican Church, starry ceiling
Dominican Church, starry ceiling
Dominican Church, organ
Dominican Church, organ
Dominican Church, Myszkowski Chapel
Dominican Church, Myszkowski Chapel
CHURCH OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL (1605~)
CHURCH OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL (1605~)
Sts. Peter and Paul, main aisle
Sts. Peter and Paul, main aisle
Sts. Peter and Paul, high altar
Sts. Peter and Paul, high altar
Sts. Peter and Paul, main dome
Sts. Peter and Paul, main dome
Sts. Peter and Paul, side altar
Sts. Peter and Paul, side altar
Sts. Peter and Paul, side chapel
Sts. Peter and Paul, side chapel
Sts. Peter and Paul, organ
Sts. Peter and Paul, organ
Sts. Peter and Paul, chapel ceiling 1
Sts. Peter and Paul, chapel ceiling 1
Sts. Peter and Paul, chapel ceiling 2
Sts. Peter and Paul, chapel ceiling 2
Sts. Peter and Paul, chapel ceiling 3
Sts. Peter and Paul, chapel ceiling 3
Sts. Peter and Paul, chapel ceiling 4
Sts. Peter and Paul, chapel ceiling 4
Sts. Peter and Paul, chapel ceiling 5
Sts. Peter and Paul, chapel ceiling 5
Sts. Peter and Paul, chapel ceiling 6
Sts. Peter and Paul, chapel ceiling 6
CHURCH OF ST. ANDREW (1079)
CHURCH OF ST. ANDREW (1079)
St. Andrew's, high altar
St. Andrew's, high altar
St. Andrew's, organ
St. Andrew's, organ
St. Andrew's, 3D ceiling
St. Andrew's, 3D ceiling
St. Andrew's, ornate pulpit
St. Andrew's, ornate pulpit
ST. FLORIAN'S CHURCH (1212)
ST. FLORIAN'S CHURCH (1212)
St. Florian's Church, main aisle
St. Florian's Church, main aisle
St. Florian's Church, chapel
St. Florian's Church, chapel
St. Florian's Church, organ
St. Florian's Church, organ
St. Florian's Church, choir stalls, altar
St. Florian's Church, choir stalls, altar
ST. ADALBERT'S CHURCH (11th century)
ST. ADALBERT'S CHURCH (11th century)
St. Adalbert's Church, altar
St. Adalbert's Church, altar
St. Adalbert's Church
St. Adalbert's Church
St. Adalbert's, dome, organ
St. Adalbert's, dome, organ
CORPUS CHRISTI CHURCH (13th-15th centuries)
CORPUS CHRISTI CHURCH (13th-15th centuries)
Corpus Christi, high altar
Corpus Christi, high altar
Corpus Christi, 4 of 8 main aisle altars
Corpus Christi, 4 of 8 main aisle altars
Corpus Christi, another side altar
Corpus Christi, another side altar
Corpus Christi, madonna
Corpus Christi, madonna
Corpus Christi, small organ
Corpus Christi, small organ
Corpus Christi, more altars
Corpus Christi, more altars
Corpus Christi, choir stalls
Corpus Christi, choir stalls
CHURCH OF THE ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF GOD
CHURCH OF THE ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF GOD
Church of the Order of St. John of God
Church of the Order of St. John of God
CHURCH OF ST. CATHERINE (13th-16th centuries)
CHURCH OF ST. CATHERINE (13th-16th centuries)
Church of St. Catherine
Church of St. Catherine
Church of St. Catherine
Church of St. Catherine
Church of St. Catherine, cloister chapel
Church of St. Catherine, cloister chapel
Church of St. Catherine, cloister fresco
Church of St. Catherine, cloister fresco
Church of St. Catherine, choir stalls
Church of St. Catherine, choir stalls
PAULITE CHURCH 'ON THE ROCK'
PAULITE CHURCH 'ON THE ROCK'
Paulite Church 'On the Rock,' high altar
Paulite Church 'On the Rock,' high altar
Paulite Church 'On the Rock,' pulpit
Paulite Church 'On the Rock,' pulpit
Paulite Church 'On the Rock,' organ
Paulite Church 'On the Rock,' organ
BERNARDINE CHURCH (1659-80)
BERNARDINE CHURCH (1659-80)
Bernardine Church
Bernardine Church
Bernardine Church, main altar
Bernardine Church, main altar
Bernardine Church, side altar
Bernardine Church, side altar
Bernardine Church, side altar
Bernardine Church, side altar
Bernardine Church, side altar
Bernardine Church, side altar
Bernardine Church, dome
Bernardine Church, dome
Bernardine Church, organ
Bernardine Church, organ
CHURCH OF THE MISSIONARIES
CHURCH OF THE MISSIONARIES
CHURCH OF ST. JOSEPH
CHURCH OF ST. JOSEPH
Church of St. Joseph
Church of St. Joseph
CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS
CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS
CHURCH OF ST. JOSEPH (PODGÓRZE)
CHURCH OF ST. JOSEPH (PODGÓRZE)
Church of St. Joseph (Podgórze)
Church of St. Joseph (Podgórze)
Church of St. Joseph (Podgórze)
Church of St. Joseph (Podgórze)
Church of St. Joseph (Podgórze)
Church of St. Joseph (Podgórze)
PIARIST CHURCH
PIARIST CHURCH
Piarist Church
Piarist Church
Piarist Church, side altar
Piarist Church, side altar
Piarist Church, organ
Piarist Church, organ
Piarist Church, nave frescoes
Piarist Church, nave frescoes
Piarist Church
Piarist Church
CHURCH OF THE REFORMED FRANCISCANS
CHURCH OF THE REFORMED FRANCISCANS
Church of the Reformed Franciscans
Church of the Reformed Franciscans
THE JESUIT CHURCH
THE JESUIT CHURCH
Jesuit Church, south portal
Jesuit Church, south portal
The Jesuit Church, vault
The Jesuit Church, vault
The Jesuit Church, main altar
The Jesuit Church, main altar
 Jesuit Church, side altar
Jesuit Church, side altar
Jesuit Church, side altar detail
Jesuit Church, side altar detail
Jesuit Church, rear view
Jesuit Church, rear view
Jesuit Church, entrance
Jesuit Church, entrance
Jesuit church, main aisle
Jesuit church, main aisle
Jesuit Church, vestible
Jesuit Church, vestible
CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Church of the Immaculate Conception
Church of the Immaculate Conception
Church of the Immaculate Conception
Church of the Immaculate Conception
Church of the Immaculate Conception
Church of the Immaculate Conception
CHURCH OF ST. BARBARA
CHURCH OF ST. BARBARA
Church of St. Barbara, above high altar
Church of St. Barbara, above high altar
Church of St. Barbara, pulpit
Church of St. Barbara, pulpit
Church of St. Barbara, chapel
Church of St. Barbara, chapel
Church of St. Barbara, high altar
Church of St. Barbara, high altar
Church of St. Barbara, high altar detail
Church of St. Barbara, high altar detail
Church of St. Barbara, ceiling fresco
Church of St. Barbara, ceiling fresco
CHURCH OF ST. NICHOLAS
CHURCH OF ST. NICHOLAS
Church of St. Nicholas
Church of St. Nicholas
CHURCH OF ST. JOHN
CHURCH OF ST. JOHN
Church of St. John
Church of St. John
CHURCH OF THE DOMINICAN NUNS
CHURCH OF THE DOMINICAN NUNS
CHURCH OF ST. MARK
CHURCH OF ST. MARK