Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Wroclaw

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Religious Site
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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  • This Cathedral is located on an island and stands out due to the colour of the bricks on the outside but also on the inside with blue tones in the vaults. Highly recommended climb the Tower (5 PLN) and see the sights of the surroundings of the Cathedral of Wroclaw and its channels.
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  • Essential visit to the Cathedral and surrounding area. The Cathedral is beautiful, inside and out, very cozy. The visit is free, the ascent to the Tower elevator only costs a euro, 5 zlotys, of the best invested that I've spent on a trip.
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  • In a special part of the City on the Cathedral island, very quaint and old area. Inside, the cathedral is beautiful. I was fortunate to visit at a time there was a ceremony for the naming of Bishop Jo...  more »
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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