Reformed Franciscan Church cemetery

These are the underground crypts where during the last 200 years monks and some magnates(generous donors) were buried. There can be also seen a body of Napoleonic soldier, who died in Krakow during the army’s marsh across the Europe. Thanks to a unique micro climate the corpses are well preserved, bodies are exposed to the visitors which are allowed to enter the crypt only on few special dates during the year.

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