Thursday, 9 October 2014

First Street in Cracow

9th October 2014

Kanonicza Street in Cracow is the first street in this city.Until the 14th century the street was lined with mansions of noblemen. Then, palatial residences of Krakow canons and prelates took their place. Several buildings still belong to the Church. 
Strolling up the Kanonicza Street Kanonicza Street mostly preserved its exquisite Renaissance air and shape, which appeal so strongly to Krakow visitors. Lined with stately, usually Renaissance houses, it is arguably one of Europe’s finest streets. Halfway a charming plaza unveils the white facade of the imposing Baroque Jesuit church of St. Peter and St. Paul’s of 1619 next to the grand Romanesque church of St. Andrew’s of circa 1090 at the parallel Grodzka street. 





St. Peter and St. Paul Church

St. Andrew Church

Kanonicza Street


From 1951 to 1963 Father Karol Wojtyla, future Pope John Paul II, dwelled at 19 and 21 Kanonicza Street, where his former rooms have been turned into a papal department of Krakow's Archdiocese Museum, otherwise exhibiting mostly church art. 







I have had a great time here.


19 comments:

  1. beautiful churches. i like the cobbled streets.

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  2. It looks like a fabulous place!

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  3. Hi there...an amazing contrast with the old and the new. Beautiful church.

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  4. It would be fun to have a ride in the beautiful white carriage, like traveling back in time.

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  5. Lovely photos! Looks like a neat place and fun to visit!

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    1. Cracow is a fantastic place. Believe me.

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  6. They are lovely churches, looks a clean place.

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  7. I love the feel of the city shown in your photos. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  8. i love the streets. enjoy the area. what a gorgeous day. ( :

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  9. I knew I missed more things in Krakow. I'd like to visit again.

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  10. Great churches and a nice area...

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  11. Beautiful town and lovely church's

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