Places of Worship Walking Tour in Krakow, Krakow

Krakow, earlier considered “the Northern Rome” is a city of many churches. It is the center of the religious life of the country. New churches continue to appear today, but the most attractive and interesting for tourists are the old ones. Some of them have wonderful architecture, others are picturesque or have historical value. Many of them possess relics and old manuscripts. Check out the most acclaimed places of worship in Krakow in this next self-guided tour.
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Places of Worship Walking Tour in Krakow Map

Guide Name: Places of Worship Walking Tour in Krakow
Guide Location: Poland » Krakow (See other walking tours in Krakow)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Author: ellen
Skalka Sanctuary

1) Skalka Sanctuary

A five minute walk from the Vistula River brings one away from the crowd of tourists and to one of the holiest sanctuaries in Poland, the Skalka sanctuary. History records the first settlement on this hill way back in 2000 B.C. after which, the hill was habited by Slavs and then a Romanesque church was constructed to mark the arrival of Christianity in the region. In 1079, King Boleslav murdered the Bishop Stanislav for reasons that are still controversial. The Bishop was later declared a...   view more
Church of St. Catherine

2) Church of St. Catherine

The Church of St. Catherine stands tall as one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in Poland. Just a stone throw away from the Church on the Rock on Augustianska Street, the Church of St. Catherine, has endured quite a bit of tribulations since its inception. The Church was founded by Casimir III the Great, the last King of Poland from the Piast Dynasty. Construction of the Church commenced in the mid-14th century. However, the building was not completed as per the original design.

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St. Andrew's Church

3) St. Andrew's Church (must see)

Standing humbly in the old town district of Krakow is the Church of St. Andrew. It stands in the shadows of the grand Church of Saints Peter and Paul and can easily be missed. Although the structure may seem less scintillating than its neighbor, the Church of St. Andrews is one of the city’s treasures from the past.

With a modest pale Romanesque exterior, the St. Andrew’s Church is one of the oldest structures in the city. The building dates back to the 11th century when it was built by...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church

4) St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church

Raised beside the austere St Andrew’s Church is the St. Peter and St Paul’s Church in Krakow. Unlike its neighbor, the Sts. Peter and Paul’s Church stands out with its immaculate facade and famous collection of life size sculptures of the 12 disciples erected at the fence of the Church.

The Church was funded by King Sigismund III Vasa for the Jesuit Order, which had arrived in Poland to stand against the influence Reformation and its ideas. Built during the 16th and 17th century, the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
St. Mary's Basilica

5) St. Mary's Basilica (must see)

Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, this basilica stands adjacent to the Main Square in Krakow as a beautiful illustration of the merger of different styles of architecture. Together, these styles brew a singular timeless piece of structure that stands as an example for several other churches all over Poland and the world.

The facade of the Church consists of two high raised uneven towers, of which one is constructed in Gothic style while the other has a Renaissance style. The Gothic tower boasts...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
St. Casimir's Church

6) St. Casimir's Church (must see)

Standing quaintly in the Old Town District of Krakow is the Church of St. Casimir the Prince. The plain white exterior may not look extraordinary but the church is quite unique in its own right. One of the most mysterious places in Krakow, it gets a number of visitors year-round waiting to steal a peek at the secrets that lie beneath it.

Adjacent to the Franciscan monastery, the church has over the years, managed to garner much curiosity from visitors all over the world. Established in the...   view more
Basilica of St. Francis. Windows of Awe

7) Basilica of St. Francis. Windows of Awe (must see)

The city of Krakow is adorned with some of the most beautiful stained-glass windows in the world. The Basilica of Virgin Mary houses one of the most delicate examples of stained glass windows which attract connoisseurs of the art from far and wide. However, the greatest art piece stands at the entrance of the Basilica of St. Francis on Franciszkanska Street. Titled ‘Become!’ this stained glass window is better known as ‘Our Father’.

The window is a masterpiece not only of this art...   view more
St. Norbert's Convent

8) St. Norbert's Convent

St. Norbert’s Convent was first built in the 12th century by Jaxa Gryfita, a Zwierzyniec knight. The Convent was victim to the Tartarian invasion of 1241. Dorota Kątska, the Prioress of the Premonstratensian nuns built the Church again in 1636 in Zwierzyniec, which was still outside the city’s limits, where it fell prey to the attack of Archduke Maximilian Habsburg. It was then decided to move the Church within the boundaries of the city to its current location, a short walk away...   view more

Walking Tours in Krakow, Poland

Create Your Own Walk in Krakow

Create Your Own Walk in Krakow

Creating your own self-guided walk in Krakow is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Krakow Old Town District Self-guided Tour

Krakow Old Town District Self-guided Tour

The Old Town is an ideal district for sightseeing as it is free of traffic and you can enjoy a quiet walk and some fresh air. The district has many attractions, including historical buildings and monuments, grand churches and museums. Here you can see Krakow’s oldest architecture. The residents began building the Old Town in the 13th century. At that time it was surrounded by great city walls but today only parts of the walls remain.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

In the course of fifteen centuries Krakow has evolved from a tiny hamlet at the top of the Wawel Hill, overlooking the Vistula River, to one of Europe's culturally richest destinations. One of a kind on the list of the World Heritage Sights, Krakow is a recognized center of the academic, artistic and cultural life of Poland. Take this orientation walk to acquaint yourself with some of the city's most popular tourist attractions.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Daily Life Walk in Krakow Kazimierz

Daily Life Walk in Krakow Kazimierz

Kazimierz is a farmer Jewish district. It was founded in the 14th century by the King Casimir. It might be called the most charming district in the city. The largest street, Szeroka, has many lovely cafés and restaurants, boutiques and shops. Things are really zipping along here. Learn about the residents of Kazimierz and their daily life routine through the following tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Art Galleries Walk in Krakow

Art Galleries Walk in Krakow

Krakow is the cultural capital of Poland. Contemporary art flourishes here. There are many galleries in the city. Krakow is proud of its talented artists whose works have been exhibited in Poland and abroad, winning prestigious international awards. Those who appreciate art will surely find exclusive, interesting works here.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Krakow Self-guided Tour for Kids

Krakow Self-guided Tour for Kids

Krakow has a lot of attractions and activities for families. Many special Wonderlands, such as Kulkoland or Anikino, will entertain your kids and make them happy. If you want to have a fun and active time with you family, consider visiting the fairy-tale Aqua Park. Some nice cafés offer lovely ambiance with special dishes and playgrounds for your fidgety little ones. And don’t forget to visit some toy shops where they can choose a present to remind them of the trip to Krakow.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Museums Tour in Krakow's Old Town

Museums Tour in Krakow's Old Town

Krakow, the second capital of Poland, is the cultural center which is why you will find a lot of museums of all kinds here. Learn about the history of Krakow and Poland at the Historical Museum and learn about the nation’s traditions at the National Museum. There are also unique collections you will not find anywhere else in the world. A great deal of museums are dedicated to ancient, medieval and modern art. Take the following tour to discover the most popular museums in Krakow’s Old Town.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km