{krakow} former royal capital, day 2

January 2, 2017

The beloved John Paul II has strong roots in the former royal capital of Poland, Krakow. This might be why there are so many churches in this city. In fact, there aren’t more churches in any other city outside of the Vatican. Now that’s a crazy stat! Just walking around, you bump into a church pretty much of every other block. Is the population even high enough to fill the pews, I wonder? Two of the (million) churches I visited in Krakow were the Church of the Virgin Mary (Kosciol Mariacki) and Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. In heading from the main square all the way to Kazimierz (Krakow’s Jewish District) I seriously passed by so many churches I stopped counting and stopped trying to distinguish one from the other although all of them were beautiful. As was Kazimierz which is now a hip urban area of the city and, of course, home to Krakow’s lock bridge on the Wisła River.

Read about our other Polish adventures: sunriserenaissance-style, day 1renaissance-style, day 2renaissance-style, day 3renaissance-style eatsin a day highlightsgnome highlights 1gnome highlights 2reflectionin a day eatsformer royal capital, day 1

A royal photo adventure:

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