St. Mary's Basilica

Tel: (48) 124-220-521

Address: plac Mariacki 5, 31-042 Kraków, Poland

In this city of Catholicism, you should spare some time to visit the Polish churches and experience the religious atmosphere here. If you can only visit one, you are highly recommended to visit St. Mary's Basilica. Built in the 14th century, it is regarded as the model of Gothic architecture in Poland. Many churches constructed by overseas Polish people were based on the style of St. Mary's Basilica. Therefore, the church has created a unique Polish Cathedral style. The two high-rise towers in different styles overlook the Main Market Square and guard the city of Kraków. At every hour, there is a mournful trumpet call at the top of the tower. The performance on the hour is broadcasted via the Polish national radio to commemorate a trumpeter who was shot through the throat by a Tatar archer.


The interior of the church is resplendent and St. Mary's Altar is a well-crafted and magnificent art piece. Beams of light brighten the entire church through the stained glass and glow dazzlingly on the golden ornaments. After praying on the bench, you can almost see Pope John Paul II in the white bishop robe preaching to believers. Your spiritual mind, thus, is fulfilled.