The Senatorial Tower at Wawel
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The Senatorial Tower at Wawel

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The Senatorial Tower (Baszta Senatorska) is the tallest of all the castle towers (over 20m), a huge brick construction built in 1462 by Kazimierz Jagiello. Opposite the tower stands the Bernadine Monastery (Klasztor Bernardynow). Originally a Gothic church stood here which was destroyed during the Swedish invasion of 1655. The Baroque basilica on a Latin cross plan was built here by Krzysztof Mieroszewski in 1670-80. In the interior is a unique altar and valuable 18th century paintings. In St.Anne's Chapel there is a 15th century figure of St.Anne with the Virgin and Child from Wit Stwosz's workshop. On the wall of the left aisle is a 17th century Dance of Death

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Images à proximité de Krakow


A: Wawel castle court yard

Par Jan Mulder, à 20 mètres

HDR image prcoessing applied. Photo's taken on december 27, 2010.

Wawel castle court yard

B: Cracow - Royal Castle Wawel

Par Adam Czapla, à 40 mètres

Cracow - Royal Castle Wawel

C: Wawel

Par Maciej G. Szling, à 40 mètres


D: At the Wawel castle courtyard

Par Jan Mulder, à 50 mètres

Photo's taken on December 31, 2012.

At the Wawel castle courtyard

E: Wawel Renaissance arcaded courtyard

Par Robert Pipala, à 50 mètres

Largest and most beautiful Renaissance castle courtyard in Europe. Surrounded by the wings of the cas...

Wawel Renaissance arcaded courtyard

F: Krakau - Castle-Wawel Court-Yard

Par H.J.Weber, à 50 mètres

Krakau - Castle-Wawel Court-Yard

G: Castle Wawel

Par Kuzma, à 60 mètres

The courtyard of the Royal Wawel Castle in Krakow.  In this castle tomb of Polish President Lech Kacz...

Castle Wawel

H: Wawel castle courtyard

Par Jakub Hruska, à 60 mètres

The Wawel Castle stoods, surprisingly, on the Wawel Hill above the Vistula River. The castle was buil...

Wawel castle courtyard

I: Arcaded courtyard of the Castle

Par w-sikora, à 70 mètres

Arcaded courtyard of the Castle

J: Krakau - Wawel-Patio

Par H.J.Weber, à 100 mètres

Krakau - Wawel-Patio

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