Altarpiece at St. Mary’s Basilica in Krakow, Poland


Published by Agnieszka Szafraniec
Date 2021-02-24

We are very happy to announce that the 15th century Altarpiece at St. Mary’s Basilica in Krakow, Poland can one again be visited following a 5-year conservation project. An international team of restorers have succeeded in bringing back its beauty, originally created in the Middle Ages.

The altarpiece was carved between 1477 and 1489 by the German sculptor Veit Stoss who lived and worked in the city for over 20 years. The main scene shows the Dormition of Saint Mary in the presence of the Twelve Apostles. The 18 scenes on the wings (closed and opened) present the Mysteries of Rosary.

13 metres high and 11 metres wide, the altarpiece made from linden and oak wood is undoubtedly a breathtaking feature of Krakow, visited and admired by millions of tourists every year.

Make sure you put it on your must-see list when planning our trip to Krakow and always visit with a licensed guide.


We are looking forward to showing the Altar to our guests.
 

Altarpiece at St. Mary’s Basilica in Krakow, Poland

 

Agnieszka Szafraniec

Krakow Tourist Guide Federation certified guide

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