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St. Mary Magdalene Church, Wroclaw

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St. Mary Magdalene Church in Wrocław, Poland, is a gothic church located between Szewska and Laciarska street close to the central market square, established in the 13th century. Currently it is a cathedral of the Polish Catholic Church led by Piotr Mikolajczak. It was here that the first evangelical service in Wrocław was celebrated.DescriptionDuring the Second World War the church was seriously damaged. In 1945 the legendary Sinner's Bell, which was the biggest Silesian bell, was also damaged. St Mary Magdalene was rebuilt during the period 1947-1953.The most precious relic of the church is a Romanesque portal dating from the 12th century, coming from a Benedictine monastery on the river Elbing.The bridge connecting the two towers is called the "Mostek Czarownic" (Witches’ Bridge). A legend says that the shadows visible on the bridge are the souls of the girls who used to seduce men without wanting to be married, being scared of housekeeping. Indeed shadows represent women with brooms in their hands.BibliographyMalgorzata Urlich-Kornacka A guide to WrocławBeata Maciejewska Spacerownik Wrocławski
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  • We decided to go to the top of the church as it was a lovely sunny day and the views would be good. It's doesn't take too long to get to the top but I found part of the walk up a struggle due to some ...  more »
  • This church is a well-known landmark in Wrocław, particularly because of the bridge connecting the two towers, from which one can have a nice view on some parts of the city. The ascent through the tal...  more »
  • Good way to view city from above , but dont stretch kiosk man from saying more than one word grunts , think there are about 200 steps or so to get to top  more »