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Krakow opens its crypts

IN THE Polish city of Krakow, two Nights of Churches, including some which hold relics that could easily be found in museums, were organised on the evenings of August 14 and 15. During the event, entitled Cracovia Sacra, 23 churches and monasteries around the city allowed visitors to explore their grounds. the www.krakowpost.com website reported.

Wawel Cathedral in KrakowWawel Cathedral in Krakow (Source: Michaela Stanková)

IN THE Polish city of Krakow, two Nights of Churches, including some which hold relics that could easily be found in museums, were organised on the evenings of August 14 and 15. During the event, entitled Cracovia Sacra, 23 churches and monasteries around the city allowed visitors to explore their grounds. the www.krakowpost.com website reported.

On both evenings, participating churches had relics visible that are not normally displayed to visitors. Some of the highlights included the collection of art in the Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec, treasured collections in the Bernardine Convent, as well as relics from St. Mary’s Church and the famous Wawel Cathedral. In addition to the participating churches and monasteries, the Archdiocesan Museum and the Old Synagogue took part. The night's events also included choral and classical music concerts.

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