The area around Grodzka Street has been delighting architecture and art lovers with its unforgettable sights for centuries.
One of the most interesting spots on this street, which is part of the Royal Route leading to Wawel Castle, is the imposing building of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul.
The church, the first Baroque building in Krakow, stands in St Mary Magdalene Square, right next to the Romanesque St Andrew’s Church from the 11th century.
The church is distinguished by its size and extremely ornate architecture. The most harateristic element are the balustrades surrounding the area of the church, decorated with pedestals with copies of sculptures of 12 apostles by Kazimierz Jęczmyk.
Inside the church, the interiors boast impressive stucco decoration made by several workshops, including those of artists such as Giovanni Battista Falconi and Kazimierz Kaliski.
Another curiosity of the church of St. Peter and Paul shows the longest Foucault pendulum in Poland – which are held every Thursday