Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
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Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Kraków
Basic information
Location Kraków, Poland
Geographic coordinates 50°03′43″N 19°56′55″E / 50.06194°N 19.94861°E / 50.06194; 19.94861
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Country Poland
Year consecrated 1921
Website Official Website
Architectural description
Architect(s) Franciszek Mączyński
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Modernism
Completed 1921
Specifications
Capacity ca. 4 000
Length 52 m
Width 18 m
Height (max) 68 m

Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Polish: Bazylika Najświętszego Serca Pana Jezusa w Krakowie) is a Roman Catholic church of the Jesuits in Kraków.

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This monumental Jesuit Church erected from 1909 to 1921 to a design by Franciszek Mączyński. Both its architecture, and the decoration and furnishings, with huge sculptures by Xawery Dunikowski, altar sculptures by Karol Hukan, and Jan Bukowski's murals are among the best examples of modern sacred art in Poland.

In 1960 it received the rank of a lesser basilica; in 1966 it was classified as a historical monument. Its tower, 68 meters (223 ft) high, is one of the tallest in Kraków.

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Coordinates: 50°03′43″N 19°56′55″E / 50.06194°N 19.94861°E / 50.06194; 19.94861