Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Wroclaw

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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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  • located on a small island within the river Odra the cathedral is definitely worth a visit. The walk there alone is very pleasant and the views from the top are spectacular. Don't worry, there is an el...  more »
  • It's a must see in Wrocław and also a place hard to miss. It's located right in the city center, just few minutes walk from Old Market, so good to see it when you go even for a quick walk around city....  more »
  • You are in Wrocław is join this Cathedral. You will feel the ghosts of the past. A good place for meditation.
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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