Figure of God the Father

The figure of God the Father is an old baroque figure from the 18th century located at the intersection of Wielicka and Powstańców Śląskich streets, formerly marking the borders of Podgórze. The sculpture is placed under a tin canopy at the top of a chapel with a multi-story pedestal. After World War II, the chapel was moved to the Old Podgórze Cemetery, where the Germans shot 10 Poles during the occupation. This event is reported on a memorial board installed later in the lower part of the chapel. The shrine belongs to the group of Krakow’s lanterns of the dead. The term “behind God the Father” became established, which meant “far beyond the city”

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