The Corpus Christi is one of the city's largest and finest churches.
The impressive brick church has a rich interior with several side chapels. Notable features include a high altar from 1634, the superb choir stalls of 1629, and an interesting mid-18th-century pulpit shaped like a boat.
Whether sitting in its ornate choir-stalls or wandering about the draughty aisles, it is here that you can feel the spirits of those that have gone before us more powerfully than in any other church in Cracow. It is an enchanting, mystical place.
Legend of creation
According to legend, a robber who had stolen a precious relic from another church repented on this spot, abandoning the reliquary. The priests in pursuit saw a strange light emanating from the ground and discovering their sacred prize, founded a church here in recognition of the miracle.
The Corpus Christi Basilica (Polish: Bazylika Bozego Ciala), located in the Kazimierz district of Krakow, Poland is a Gothic church founded by King Casimir III the Great in 1335.