The Church of ss. Peter and Paul

Address:
ul. Grodzka 52A, Kraków

The church, built at the turn of the16th/17th centuries, was erected on the initiative of the Rev. Piotr Skarga and funded by Sigismund III Vasa for the Jesuits. It was designed by great architects, including Giovanni Trevano, and was modelled after the Roman church, the Il Gesù. In the crypt under the chancel Piotr Skarga is buried in a silver coffin. The church has a. ne cupola on which a Foucault pendulum was hung. Its swinging proves the rotary movement of the Earth. The church is guarded by the twelve apostles, which are copies of the original 17th-century sculptures.

Date: 2013-06-06 Show ticket
News author: Weronika Dulowska
News Publisher: Portal główny EN
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