Krypta zasłużonych na Skałce Kraków
Crypt of Honour Under the Church on the Rock (Krypta Zasłużonych na Skałce) in Krakow
The Basilica on the Rock looks beautiful from the Vistula River, as befits one of the most important churches in the history of Poland. A great tragedy was supposed to have happened here when, by order of Bolesław the Generous Stanisław of Szczepanów, the Bishop of Kraków, was murdered. Krakow's 'Skałka (Rock)' witnessed many celebrations, during which kings and princes arrived here. With time, the cult of Saint Stanislaus became more and more popular, and there were always pilgrims coming here from all over the world. Since 1880, in the crypts of the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel and St. Stanislaus the Bishop, burials of people meritorious for Poland and Krakow have taken place. The originator of the crypt was Professor Józef Łepkowski. Among others, the following people have their tombs here: Jan Długosz, Wincenty Pol, Józef Ignacy Kraszewski, Adam Asnyk, Stanisław Wyspiański, Jacek Malczewski, Karol Szymanowski, Ludwik Solski, Tadeusz Banachiewicz and Czesław Miłosz.