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Church on the Rock (Kosciol na Skalce)

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Address: ul. Skaleczna 15 | Skalka, Krakow 31-065, Poland
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+48 12 619 09 00
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Located on the River Vistula, this ancient pilgrimage site was the center...

Located on the River Vistula, this ancient pilgrimage site was the center of the Cult of St. Stanislaw, an 11th-century bishop and martyr.

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We visited the church whilst exploring the Jewish quarter. The grounds are lovely with ornaments and statues. The inside was very beautiful and so serene. We visited during Easter... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Paphos, Cyprus
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Paphos, Cyprus
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the church whilst exploring the Jewish quarter. The grounds are lovely with ornaments and statues. The inside was very beautiful and so serene. We visited during Easter week which made the atmosphere even nicer. quite a few tourists end up here due to this location being on the paid tours. Well worth walking up to this church and... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

CHURCH ON THE ROCK ( KOSCIOL NA SKALCE ) is yet another fantastic church in this most beautiful of cities that has an amazing amount of churches. We had just been for a coffee in Forum Przestrzenie ( superb restaurant and café) and we were walking towards the Jewish Quarter and the views across the River Vistula to this very... More 

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Thank Neil K
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Formally a church of St Stanislaw and a Pauline order monastery. The site, when Krakow's bishop Stanislaw has been murdered by the order of the king (at least as the legend says), in what was a clash between secular and civic powers. Today the site is still the same on one hand, but it's seems bigger everytime I'm there, as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

I went to this church several times as it looks to be beautiful inside but it seems they have mass all the time! This is also where St. Stanislaw was murdered by the king. I went to the crypt (2 zl) and it was okay but nothing special. The lady who took my money was crabby. There is a WC... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

Krakow is full of churches, many of them spectacular. If you are an architecture buff, this is worth a look, as it is unique to many of the other more gothic churches in town. However I didn't find much about this place that special to merit a dedicated trip. Our guided tour stopped here, and it was nice to look... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

This is a Baroque style Church with an attached monastery complex built in the late 18th century. Compared to many of the more ornate Churches this is rather plan and simple but with the addition of Baroque stucco work which looks somewhat out of place. The crypt has been converted into a pantheon to Polish writers and unless you are... More 

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Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

On our week's holiday to Krakow and on our many holiday's to this wonderful city you cannot fail to be impressed by the amount of wonderful churchers and synagogue's here. We try to visit as many as we can as they are alway's nice place's to visit and are by and large beautiful and in this church you have a... More 

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Reviewed 14 September 2015

I honestly don't remember if, when we found ourselves at the Skalka Shrine, if the main church was open. If it was, I have completely forgotten that interior. I do remember visiting the crypt and finding it very beautiful, very peaceful, with its celebration of Polish celebrities and artists adding an element of humor/sweetness to it for me. The story... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 June 2015

One of the many churches in Krakow. Worth visiting when walking around, but not worth a detour. Nice setting in green surroundings and close to the river.

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Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed 8 June 2015

a large church one of many many in krakow..if you are close by it is worth a look..it is not however anything to go out of your way to see

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