Church of St Bernardin of Siena

ul. Bernardyńska 2, 30-960 Kraków

Also known as the Church of St Bernardin of Siena, this Baroque church dates back to the second half of the 17th century. It replaced an older, originally wooden one, built in the 15th century as a foundation of Cardinal Zbigniew Oleśnicki for the Reformed Franciscans, known locally as Bernadines (Brownfriars). It is a three-aisled basilica with transept, dome set deep in the roof, and a façade flanked with two towers. The lavish internal furnishing hails from the 15th–18th centuries, with the stucco decoration of the vaulting, the high altar and the four side-altars by the pillars being among the most attention-worthy elements.

In St Anne’s Chapel, our attention is attracted to the sculpture of The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne from the workshop of Veit Stoss (Wit Stwosz) and The Dance of Death 17th-century painting. The Chapel of the Blessed Simon of Lipnica features a mid-17th century marble altar-mausoleum with relics of the Polish blessed.

Date: 2017-05-19 Show ticket
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