Two chapels flank the entrance (they were both built as funerary chapels):

  • On the left is the Baroque Vasa Chapel, or Kaplica Wazow, built a hundred years later, but with an identical ground plan as the earlier Sigismund's Chapel. It was planned in 1598 by King Sigismund Vasa (the son).

  • On the right is the Renaissance King Sigismund's Chapel, or Kaplica Zygmuntowska, or or Zygmunt Chapel, covered with a gilt dome. This is is one of the most notable pieces of architecture in Krakow and perhaps the purest example of Renaissance architecture outside Italy. It was financed by King Sigismund I the Old, it was built in 1517-33

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