St Peter and Paul's Church

The Church of St Peter and Paul (Grodzka St.) was built between 1596-1619 and founded by the Jesuit Order by King Zygmunt III Waza. It resembles the Il Gesu church in Rome. Built in Baroque style, it has one nave surrounded by a number of chapels. The entrance doorway is decorated by the sculptures of the 12 apostles. In the monumental interior there is a late Baroque Main Altar constructed in the 18th century by Kacper Bażanka with the painting "Granting the Keys to St. Peter", by Józef Brodowski. The crypt inside the church contains the remains of Piotr Skarga, a distinguished Polish priest, whose monument stands right opposite the church.