"Sigismund's Chapel" ("Kaplica Zygmuntowska") of the
Wawel Cathedralis one of the most notable pieces of architecture in Kraków. Built as a funerary chapel for the last Jagiellons, it has been hailed by many art historians as "the most beautiful example of the Tuscan Renaissancenorth of the Alps." Financed by King Sigismund I the Old, it was built in 1519-33 by Bartolomeo Berrecci.
A square-based chapel with a golden dome houses the tombs of its founder King Sigismund, as well as King
Sigismund II Augustusand Anna Jagiellonka. The inner sculptures, stuccos and paintings were designed by some of the most renowned artists of the age, including the architect Berrecci himself, Georg Pencz, Santi Gucciand Hermann Vischer.
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