Mogila Abbey / Cistercian Monastery

Mogila Abbey / Cistercian Monastery

Krakow, Poland

 
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Mogila Abbey / Cistercian Monastery
Mogila Abbey / Cistercian Monastery
Mogila Abbey / Cistercian Monastery
Mogila Abbey / Cistercian Monastery
Mogila Abbey / Cistercian Monastery
Church of St. Bartholomew at Mogila Abbey / Cistercian Monastery
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30-001 ul. Klasztorna 11
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
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Mogila Abbey is a Cistercian monastery in the Nowa Huta District of Krakow. It was founded in 1222 by Bishop Iwo Odrowąż. This complex was built for religious reasons as well as for prestige. It was the largest and most impressive church in medieval Poland after Wawel Cathedral, and served as the Odrowąż family's burial place until the 16th century.

The architectural complex includes the stuccoed Polish Gothic church, the Basilica of the Holy Cross, which serves as the Parish Church of St. Bartholomew the Apostle as well as the abbey church for the monks. There is also the Polish Renaissance-style abbot's palace, built around 1569, as well as the red-brick monastery, with a broad inner courtyard, outbuildings, vegetable garden, greenhouse, etc.

The vast and splendid Holy Cross Basilica and the adjoining Cistercian cloister, which date way back to 1266, are recognised as one the most important religious buildings in Malopolska. During the times of Renaissance the monastery was well known for its master painters and the huge interior of Holy Cross Basilica. Also the monastery library feature many fine works from the period.

Cross of Mogila

Most importantly, Holy Cross Basilica also stores the famous Cross of Mogila - the source of many miraculous legends. It is said that it have been discovered when a blacksmith's son jumped into the Wisla River to save a drowning man. After the cross was brought to the monastery, it quickly began building a reputation for miracles when it was the only part of the church's furnishings not destroyed by the fire of 1447, despite being made of wood.

The monastery is easily accessed from Plac Centralny via tram 10. Please note that you should visit it by prior arrangement only.

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Mogila Abbey (Polish: Opactwo Cystersow w Mogile; Latin: Abbatia B.M.V. de Clara Tumba) is a Cistercian monastery in the Nowa Huta District of Krakow, Poland. The abbey was founded in 1222 by the Bishop of Krakow, Iwo Odrowaz. The religious complex was built for religious reasons as well as for prestige. It was the largest and most impressive church in medieval Poland after Wawel Cathedral, and served as the Odrowaz family's burial place until the 16th century.The architectural complex includes the stuccoed Polish Gothic church, the Basilica of the Holy Cross (Polish: Bazylika Krzyza Swietego), which serves as the Parish Church of St. Bartholomew the Apostle as well as the abbey church for the monks. There is also the Polish Renaissance-style abbot's palace, built around 1569, as well as the red-brick monastery, with a broad inner courtyard, outbuildings, vegetable garden, greenhouse, etc.

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Very interesting church. Krasny ceiling! Here is cisterciatske opatstvi.

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Velice zajimavy kostel. Krasny strop! Je zde cisterciatske opatstvi.
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Worth a look. At once I recommend to watch also nearby are Church of St. Bartlomieja

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Warto zobaczyc. Od razu polecam obejrzec tez pobliski kosciol sw. Bartlomieja
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Yes, very beautiful monastery, both outside and inside. Open to visitors.

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Bardzo ladny klasztor zarowno z zewnatrz jak i wewnatrz. Otwarty dla zwiedzajacych.
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Beautiful spent the Cistercians for 66 million from the Fund koscielnego (i.e. my taxes).

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Ladnie urzadzili sie cystersi za 66 mln z funduszu koscielnego (znaczy z moich podatkow).
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Krzyza Swietego sanctuary in Krakow - the Grave. You can not pomodlic. Monastery Church cystersow - less Basilica, is open all day until dusk. Next to the Church shop dewocjonaliami - CISTELS. The season is automatic plus a wide range of hot drinks and biscuits. Under the arcades is a large toilet available for pielgrzymow the whole day. Groups who want to visit the Church and the monastery is better to inform in advance by phone: 12 644 23 31.

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Sanktuarium Krzyza Swietego w Krakowie - Mogile. Mozna tu sie pomodlic. Kosciol klasztorny cystersow - bazylika mniejsza, jest otwarty caly dzien, az do zmierzchu. Obok kosciola jest sklep z dewocjonaliami - CISTELS. W sezonie stoi automat z goracymi napojami i ciastkami. Pod arkadami jest duza toaleta dostepna dla pielgrzymow przez caly dzien. Grupy, ktore chca zwiedzic kosciol i klasztor najlepiej zglosic wczesniej telefonicznie: 12 644 23 31.
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