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A nave within the Dominican Cathedral beside the main square of Cracow. From Krakow

"The large Dominican church of the Holy Trinity at Stolarska street and Dominikanska street, a three-minute walk from the Rynek Glowny central square, is a fine example of the Krakow version of Gothic architecture. It dates back to the mid-13th century and has been the stronghold of the Black Friars ever since. In 1850 the church suffered badly in the great fire that destroyed ten percent of the historic city of Krakow. And, unfortunately, the subsequent reconstruction hasn’t been quite accurate though it’s certainly unnoticeable to the untrained eye.

In 1957 Pope Pius XII has granted the title of a minor basilica to Krakow’s church of the Holy Trinity.

The vast Dominican monastery that adjoins the Basilica of the Holy Trinity was founded by Saint Jacek Odrowaz, better known abroad under his Latin name Hyacinth or San Jacinto in Spanish, who died in Krakow in 1257 and whose relics are enshrined at the church in an upstairs sanctuary-chapel."

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