Church of St Barbara

Church in Old Town

South of St Mary’s is this sombre 14th-century church sited on the small, charming Plac Mariacki, which until the early 19th century was a churchyard. St Barbara’s was the cemetery chapel and served the Polish faithful during the Middle Ages (the Mariacki was for Germans). Note the skull and crossbones on the north exterior; just inside the entrance is an open chapel featuring stone sculptures of Christ and three of the Apostles, also attributed to the Stoss school.