Piarist Church (Krakow Old Town)
View from ul. Św. Jana
|Style elements :||Baroque , Rococo|
|Purpose:||Roman Catholic Piarist Church|
The Piarist Church or Church of the Transfiguration (Polish: Kościół Przemienienia Pańskiego ) in Krakow is a Catholic church at ul. Pijarska 2, the northern edge of Kraków's old town near the Florian Gate . It closes ul. Św. Jana to the north.
The church was built with the Piarist monastery belonging to it in the years 1718 to 1728 in the late baroque style by Kacper Bażanka . The facade was remodeled by Francesco Placidi from 1759 to 1761 . The Rococo frescoes go back to Franz Gregor Ignaz Eckstein and Józef Piltz , who painted them around 1733. Stanisław Konarski's heart was buried in the church. His bust stands in front of the entrance.