Koscoil Sw. Anny, or the Church of St Anne, is described by my guide book as “over the top Baroque”. What more can I say, it’s like an inside out wedding cake. Here’s the pictures.
It wasn’t my intention to go into the Church of St Andrew but I arrived there by accident. It doesn’t look as impressive as some of the other churches in the city but it is the only one to have survived the Tartar invasion of 1241.
I was almost deterred by the anonymity of the door and the heavy curtain behind it….
…..but once I was in what a treat. The church is very small and divided into two parts. Behind the locked gates it is plainly decorated with a few small pews and a confessional but in front of the gate it is a little island of Baroque extravagance.
I expect that behind the gate is for the public and in front is for the convent of Poor Clare nuns that is attached. Just to help my visit along, somebody struck up the organ while I was there and sang along.
The pulpit here was in the shape of a silver boat complete with sails laden with angels.
It is interesting to note that like the pulpit from St Anne’s, one of the angels of falling off.