Church of Corpus Christi in Krakow


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Church of Corpus Christi was planned by King Kazimierz the Great to be the main sanctuary of his new town. Work on the church began in 1340 and continued into the early 15th century. This magnificent Gothic church has octagonal belfry tower, topped by a Baroque crown which reminisce one of the St Mary's Church.

Also its interior contains some fine works of art in Baroque style. Worth mentioning is high altar from the 17th century with the painting of “The Birth of Christ” by Tomasso Dolabella, a fine pulpit from the 18th century shaped like a ship, and stalls from the 17th century. Under the roof by main gate, there is a sculpture of Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane from the 16th century. On the north side of the church there is a monastery.

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