St Joseph's Church

St. Joseph’s Church – Krakow, Poland

Even though the Town of Podgórze had already been established in 1784, its residents must have found the lack of their own church an annoying setback. It had not been built until 1832: a smallish church with a short, squat tower. It most probably triggered the development plan for what later became the Market Square of Podgórze. The first church was demolished to be replaced in 1905-1909 by a new, three-aisled basilica church designed by Jan Sas-Zubrzycki. The church with its extremely rich decoration, inspiring even a sensation of surfeit, is an homage to neo-Gothic, a style so popular in…