A prime example of Baroque religious architecture in Poland, sainte-Anne is the collegiate church attached to the Jagiellonian University
, as it has been since the beginning of the 15th century, the masses held here officially to open and close the university for the school year. The original, dating from the late 14th century, the church was demolished and rebuilt in the grand Baroque style at the end of the 17th century, when the old Gothic building proved too small for the growth of the worship of St John Cantius, the patron saint of the university, which is buried in a tomb to the right of the transept. The largest Baroque church in Krakow, ventilated dome frescoes and sweet angels everywhere offer a sense of light and redemption, and the fine stucco decoration by the Italian artist Baldassare Fontana, is especially noteworthy.
The Church of St. Anne
(Polish: Kolegiata sw. Anny
) located at ulica sw. Anny 11 street in the historic centre of Krakow, Poland, is one of the leading examples of Polish Baroque architecture. The church's history dates back to 14th century.