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Kościół Nawiedzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny Na Piasku Kraków

Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Krakow - Sanctuary of Our Lady of Piasek

Elewacja kościoła klasztornego karmelitów wzorowana jest na fasadzie rzymskiego kościoła Il Gesù.
Karmelicka 19, 31-131 Kraków Tourist region: Kraków i okolice
tel. +48 126326752
tel. +48 126321173
The Carmelite Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Piasek (Piasek is a part of Krakow where the church is located).
The miracle-making painting of Our Lady came into being about the year 1500. According to legend, the painting was miraculously completed after the artist interrupted his barely begun work on the painting. The widely worshipped painting survived the church’s fire started by the Swedes in 1655. King John III Sobieski prayed before the painting prior to his departure for the Battle of Vienna in 1683. In 1883 the painting was decorated with the papal crowns and a century later Pope John Paul II named the Carmelite Church a Lesser Basilica. The main Marian festival here – the feast day of Our Lady of the Scapular – falls on July 16.