Church of St. Anne, Krakow
The first Church of St. Anne was built on this site in the 14th century. The one we can see now is the third, being built 1689 - 1705.
It is regarded as one of Poland's most beautiful Baroque churches.
Inside there is a memorial to Nicolaus Copernicus (pic # 5) who was a student at the Collegium Maius for some time.
Do not miss to visit the interior of the church. I was fascinated by the many colorful painting on walls and ceiling designed by Father Sebastian Sierakowski, and all the little sculptures together with the pompus altar.
You still see the Late Baroque character of the interior of 1778.
Admission is free and you are allowed to visit the church the whole day (until 6.00pm) except during worships.
St Anne was originally built in 14th century but was burnt down in a civil war a few years later. After the war, in 1407, a new one was erected and pulled down in 17th century in order to build a bigger one. The construction took twelve years starting in 1689. The facade made after plans of the St. Andrea della Valle's Church in Rome.
The church of St. Anne is one of Krakow's most beautiful churches. It is a baroque church, with ornate paintings and other decorative artwork covering much of the church's interior.