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The Senatorial Tower at Wawel
Krakow

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

Copyright: Jakub Hruska
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Chargée: 27/05/2009
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