Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Wroclaw
(4.7/5 based on 340+ 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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  • A great construction in brick and shocking by inside. Counts with a decoration own something ornate.
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  • This is an impressive cathedral, both externally and internally. We were particularly impressed with the stained glass windows. 
  • See the old photo outside to see how this building was so badly damaged during the war. The inside is impressive. You can see this building against the skyline. 
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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