Skałka Sanctuary

Address: Skałeczna 15

Area: Kazimierz

Type: Churches/Synagogues

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The Skalka Sanctuary is an ancient temple, believed to have been built on a site that was first inhabited around 2000BCE. The building itself was probably erected much later around the 10th Century by the Pagan Slavs and was the scene of a crime when King Boleslaw the Bold had St. Stanislaus murdered on the steps of the church as he was giving mass.  The second largest baroque church in Krakow after the church of St. Peter and St. Paul, the Skalka Sanctuary would be visited by the King´s of Poland before they were rightfully sworn in as rulers, and would later become the final resting place of distinguished Polish painters, writers and composers, a long list of celebrated creative´s that includes the 1980 Nobel Prize winner, Czeslaw Milosz who died in 2004. 

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