ST. MARY'S BASILICA
St. Mary's Basilica
is a Brick Gothicchurch re-built in the 14th century(originally built in the early 13thcentury), adjacent to the MainMarket Square in Cracow, Poland.Standing 80 m tall, it is particularlyfamous for its wooden altarpiececarved by Veit Stoss (Wit Stwosz).On every hour, a trumpet signal called
the „Hejnał mariacki” which is
played from the top of the taller ofSt. Mary's two towers.St. Mary's Basilica also served asan architectural model for many ofthe churches that were built by thePolish diaspora abroad, particularlythose like St. Michael's and St.John Cantius in Chicago, designedin the so-called Polish Cathedralstyle.