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St. Mary Magdalene Church, Wroclaw

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
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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  • Beautiful church, renovated, wonderful stained glass window with the image of the Saint. John Paul II-I remember how long ago burned and it for bass was a sign that pressure bad ... after so many years is again beautifully
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  • Liked the observation platform, cost 5 PLN, offers a beautiful view onto the main square. I recommend to go through all the steps and still be at the top-it's worth it)
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  • One of the oldest cathedrals in Breslau. Inside, there is certainly more beautiful, for the ride with the elevator worth upwards on the observation deck (10 Zł). A very narrow spiral staircase is however to go up the elevator. It's not for everyone perhaps.
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