Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Wroclaw
(4.7/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist stands tall, showcasing its twin spires, its elaborate medieval portal, and the 16th-century altarpiece of the sleeping Virgin Mary. The current Gothic church was built on the site of three former buildings, with work beginning on the existing cathedral in 1244. Notice the numerous motifs and gargoyles on the exterior, which tell many legends. On the southern wall, look for the petrified head of the jeweler's apprentice, who was punished for setting fire to his master's house in an act of revenge. The interior features stained-glass windows depicting the patron saints, tombstones and epitaphs from the 14th to the 17th centuries, and the largest pipe organ in Poland. Climb the 91 m (299 ft) tower for views of the city. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Wroclaw Edition.
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  • Very busy popular and busy in use church saw it as part of a tour , there was someone playing a magnificent organ , people praying , lighting candles,Nice architectural features 
  • Paying for the tickets to the chapels on the back seemed unnecessary at first thought, but after visiting them I must say it was a highlight of my visit to Wroclaw. 
  • Beautiful Cathedral, for a few dollars more, via an elevator, you can hop on and see the view from the top. Deserves it!
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  • Great piece of architecture. Also worth visiting by night.
  • Beautiful but there are more beautiful cathedrals in Wroclaw.
  • impressive place to be, full of history and current times
  • Piękna okolica warto zobaczyć jak się z Wrocławiu.
  • Beautiful view from the top of tower. Nice architecture