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St. Mary's Basilica (Kościól Mariacki) Tours

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St. Mary's Basilica (Kościól Mariacki)
The lop-sided towers of the majestic Saint Mary’s Basilica dominate the northeast corner of Krakow’s lively central square, the Rynek Główny. A church has graced this spot since medieval times, but this incarnation was built of red-brick in Gothic style and consecrated in 1320 after the original was destroyed by invading Tartars in the 13th century. The northern tower was raised to 263 feet (80 meters) and became the city’s watchtower.

The interior is handsomely decorated with a star-spangled blue ceiling, heavy Gothic ornamentation and stained-glass windows that shaft sunlight into patterns in the floor. The showpiece is the magnificent carved altar, constructed with wood by the German craftsman Veit Stoss in 1489; it took him 12 long years to finish his creation, which measures 47 feet (13 meters) across and is carved with 200 biblical figures. The altar is opened daily at 11:50 a.m. to reveal gilded scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary. 

St Mary’s Basilica is most famous for the much-loved bugle call that rings out across the city on the hour, every hour, played by a trumpeter standing at the top of the structure’s taller, northern tower.

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St Mary’s Basilica is located at Plac Mariacki 5, and it is open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. and from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sundays. Admission costs 10PLN, and concessions cost 5PLN.
Address: Plac Mariacki 5, Krakow 31-042, Poland
Admission: 10PLN
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Warren_S
, Mar 2020
Great expierence and a must do, so beautiful inside. Definitely a must see to really enjoy and take in the art and history.

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St Mary's Basilica Entrance TicketAttraction Tickets

St Mary's Basilica Entrance Ticket

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Skip the line with prepaid admission to St. Mary’s Basilica in Krakow. This church in the Main Market Square houses the Veit Stoss Altar, a late Gothic masterpiece. Admire the church’s vaulted ceilings and see for yourself why the Basilica has become a true symbol of Krakow. Stop by 8 Szczepański Square for your printed admission voucher
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Mary's Basilica (Kościól Mariacki) costs USD 4.81. Guided St. Mary's Basilica (Kościól Mariacki) tours start around USD 4.81 per person. See all 47 St. Mary's Basilica (Kościól Mariacki) tickets and tours on Viator.
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