Sigismund’s Chapel – a funerary chapel of the last Jagiellons

Sigismund’s Chapel is located in the Wawel Castle, joined to the southern wall of the Wawel Cathedral.  It is considered to be the purest example if the Renaissance style. This funerary chapel was built between 1519 – 1533 by the Italian architect Bartolommeo Berrecci and its construction was financed by the king Sigismund I the Old.

The chapel has a square base and stands out with its golden dome. Inside visitors can see the tombs of the king Sigismund I the Old and his children – the king Sigismund II Augustus and the queen Anna Jagiellon.

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