Church of St. Anne in Kraków, Poland

Church of St. Anne began in the late 14th century. In 1418, it became associated with Kraków Academy. The school evolved into Jagiellonian University. This remains its collegiate church. The current Latin cross structure was designed by Tylman van Gameren and finished in 1703. The façade features two bell towers. Flanking the broken pediment are decorative vases and statues of Saint Kazimierz and Saint Floriana in the niches. In the center is the Madonna with Child. Above it is a triangle representing the Holy Trinity. The interior is incredible, among the best examples of Baroque architecture in Europe. Within the nave and six side chapels is a stunning array of fluted pilasters, countless statues and bas-relief decorations, religious art and celling murals. The Roman Catholic church is dedicated to Saint Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary.

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Świętej Anny 12, 33-332 Kraków, Poland

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