Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Churches and Convents

High alter by Veit Stoss in St. Mary's Basilica

St. Mary's Basilica - interior
30th April 2014


Cracow is said to be a city of a hundred churches. There is not slightest exaggeration in this statement. Today one can count as many as 119 churches in the city. The churches best represent the history of Cracow's architecture. Not only are Cracow churches and convents places of religious worship, they are homes to numerous historic mementoes and priceless works of art and culture.
Interior St. Mary's Church


Cracow used to be called "The second Rome" for the abundance of its churches and convents, the wealth of historical artifacts and works of art. Its museum collections, and for the role it has served for Christianity in this part of Europe.





6 comments:

  1. What beautiful churches, inside and out. I love the ceiling and interior of St Mary's.

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    1. In Cracow there are a lot of churches so you should choose some of them to see their ceilings.

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  2. Those are such beautiful churches and it's hard to believe there are so many of them!

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    1. Kay, it is true. But in some Polish cities there are much more churches but the cities are smaller.

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  3. My, that is a lot of churches and they are all lovely.

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    1. It's not to see all of the but some of them worth visiting.

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