Friday, January 1, 2010

St Mary's Basilica in Cracow

St. Mary's Basilica (Kosciol Mariacki) is a brick Gothic church located at the Old Market Square in Cracow. I've been there several times before, but somehow I forgot how spectacular it is. The interior of the church is simply breathtaking. I think we spent around two hours admiring it and I was absolutely stunned by its beauty. I would go as far as to say that it is the most beautiful man-made thing I have ever seen in my life. Sadly, the photos can not do justice to its beauty.

Inside the church:

Wooden altarpiece carved by Veit Stoss (Wit Stwosz):

The ceiling:

Ornaments above benches:

Side chapels:

The church from the outside (notice characteristic asymetric towers):