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Church on the Rock (Kosciol na Skalce)

ul. Skaleczna 15 | Skalka, Krakow 31-065, Poland
+48 12 619 09 00
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Located on the River Vistula, this ancient pilgrimage site was the center of the Cult of St. Stanislaw, an 11th-century bishop and martyr.
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ul. Skaleczna 15 | Skalka, Krakow 31-065, Poland
+48 12 619 09 00
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Reviewed yesterday

An amazing Church which was truly beautiful. You only need a short time here but a visit is worth while.

Thank Deb K
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The interior of the church is nice but not stunning as other Krakow churches, but the key point is a lovely and serene garden with beautiful decorations, Third Millennium Altar and beautiful decorations. Do not miss it on a way from Jewish quarter to the...More

Thank Boris B
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We visited the church whilst exploring the Jewish quarter. The grounds are lovely with ornaments and statues. The inside was very beautiful and so serene. We visited during Easter week which made the atmosphere even nicer. quite a few tourists end up here due to...More

Thank GreekBourne
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

CHURCH ON THE ROCK ( KOSCIOL NA SKALCE ) is yet another fantastic church in this most beautiful of cities that has an amazing amount of churches. We had just been for a coffee in Forum Przestrzenie ( superb restaurant and café) and we were...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Formally a church of St Stanislaw and a Pauline order monastery. The site, when Krakow's bishop Stanislaw has been murdered by the order of the king (at least as the legend says), in what was a clash between secular and civic powers. Today the site...More

Thank endrju_74
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I went to this church several times as it looks to be beautiful inside but it seems they have mass all the time! This is also where St. Stanislaw was murdered by the king. I went to the crypt (2 zl) and it was okay...More

Thank catsforkids
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Krakow is full of churches, many of them spectacular. If you are an architecture buff, this is worth a look, as it is unique to many of the other more gothic churches in town. However I didn't find much about this place that special to...More

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

This is a Baroque style Church with an attached monastery complex built in the late 18th century. Compared to many of the more ornate Churches this is rather plan and simple but with the addition of Baroque stucco work which looks somewhat out of place....More

1  Thank Evets54
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

On our week's holiday to Krakow and on our many holiday's to this wonderful city you cannot fail to be impressed by the amount of wonderful churchers and synagogue's here. We try to visit as many as we can as they are alway's nice place's...More

2  Thank Neil K
Reviewed 14 September 2015

I honestly don't remember if, when we found ourselves at the Skalka Shrine, if the main church was open. If it was, I have completely forgotten that interior. I do remember visiting the crypt and finding it very beautiful, very peaceful, with its celebration of...More

1  Thank Charming_Karl
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