Saturday, June 07, 2014

St. Mary's Basilica, Kraków, Poland - 23rd May, 2014 Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven (also known as St. Mary's Church) is a Brick Gothic church re-built in the 14th century (originally built in the early 13th century), adjacent to the Main Market Square in Kraków, Poland. Standing 80 m (262 ft) tall, it is particularly famous for its wooden altarpiece carved by Veit Stoss (Wit Stwosz). On every hour, a trumpet signal—called the Hejnał mariacki—is played from the top of the taller of St. Mary's two towers. The plaintive tune breaks off in mid-stream, to commemorate the famous 13th century trumpeter, who was shot in the throat while sounding the alarm before the Mongol attack on the city. This film features footage of St. Mary's Basilica from both the outside and within. Outside shots highlight the architecture from the Market Square, the side and behind the building. Inside the elaborate gold and multi-coloured decor magnificently decorate this cavernous building.

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