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A silver sarcophagus with the Bishop’s mitre and crozier is a reliquary of St Stanisław. The Church of Saints Peter and Paul is one of the finest Kołłątaj’s Panoramic Map of Cracow Hugo Kołłątaj led the reform of the University. In 1785 he also created this precise map of Cracow, which shows all the land owned by the city. early Baroque churches in Central Europe. CANOPY OF ST STANISŁAW This canopy in the Wawel Cathedral was inspired by a number of unexecuted designs for the great baldachin in St Peter’s in the Vatican.

Old Quarter Wesoła, Kleparz and Biskupie Dominican Church This memorial plaque of Callimachus (Italian humanist, secretary to the Royal court), made after 1496 to the design of Veit Stoss, is to be found here. The remaining furnishings are mostly Neo-Gothic. Okół and Stradom Quarters Kazimierz Quarter Church of Saints Peter and Paul This is the finest early Baroque church in Poland, one which can easily rival Roman architecture from the leading architects of the late 16th century. St Catherine’s Church While visiting this church one should not miss the south porch decorated with stonework and tracery.

Banner of the Vatican Papal high altar HOLY MASS DURING THE POPE’S VISIT The political transformation of Poland which took place after 1989 was welcomed in Cracow. The Mass celebrated in 1991 by Pope John Paul II in Market Square attracted unprecedented numbers of worshippers. Mistrzejowice Church Built between 1976 and 1983, the church was decorated with sculptures by Gustaw Zemła. TIMELINE 1946 Bloody 1967 Construction of the Ark of God Church in Nowa Huta begins Builders’ Brigade by H. Krajewska suppression of 3 May celebrations 1956 Piwnica pod Baranami Cabaret established 1945 1950 1955 1950 Nowa Huta becomes a borough of Cracow 1949 Construction of Nowa Huta begins 1956 Cricot 2 1960 1957 Celebrations of the city of Cracow’s 700th anniversary 1965 1970 1964 600th anniversary of the Academy of Cracow Theatre established John Paul II 1975 T H E H I S T O R Y O F C R A C O W 37 Demonstrations in Nowa Huta During the period of martial law, street demonstrations in the workers’ suburb of Nowa Huta often ended in riots.

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