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Polish Architecture

Polish Architecture

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Published by Aleksandra Molenda

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Published by: Aleksandra Molenda on Jul 06, 2012
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The most famous architectural works in Poland 
is an architecturalcomplex erected overmany centuries atop alimestone outcrop on theleft bank of the VistulaRiver in Kraków, Poland, atan altitude of 228 metresabove the sea level. It is aplace of great significanceto the Polish people. TheRoyal Castle with anarmoury and the Cathedralare situated on the hill.Polish Royalty and manydistinguished Poles areinterred in the WawelCathedral. Royalcoronations took placethere also
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.

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