Dating back to the 13th century, the Church of St. Francis of Assisi was one of the first tall brick-and-sandstone buildings in the city of Kraków and among the oldest temples still standing. Despite many calamities that the church has suffered, most of its gothic elements had been preserved, and the church was subsequently rebuilt in different styles as well, which makes it one of the most charming churches with a mix of gothic and art nouveau styles.
As you walk into the church, you will marvel at what’s hidden behind the door. The walls are adorned with the magnificent art nouveau murals with floral and geometric patterns and eight fantastic stained-glass windows designed by artist Stanisław Wyspiański, of which the most famous is “God the Father in the Act of Creation”. Moreover, the ceiling is dark blue and dotted with stars like the night sky which looks very impressive. Located in the heart of the old town of Kraków, the church of St. Francis of Assisi is easy to find and well worth popping in.😉
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