Twelve Apostles

Address: Grodzka 52

Area: Old Town

Type: Landmarks/Monuments

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The twelve apostles that adorn the front fence of the church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Krakow were created by the German sculptures Daniel Hell and Ferdinand Kilcz around 1730.

The original works had been made from soft stone and unfortunately have not stood the test of time.

Once the erosion became irreparable they were replaced with the replicas you find today – although the exact copies are still worth taking a look.

It is said that the 12 Baroque statues, together with the churches impressive facade, cost so much the Jesuit priests over-extended their budget and could not finish the church with the same grandeur. 

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