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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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  • The entrance fee was 5 zlotys. Simple staircase up, partly old stairs, partly metal grating stairs. Once at the top very nice views of the city and fun that is a bridge between the 2 towers. The other Tower is closed to the public.
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  • Were inside the Cathedral and walked to the observation deck. If you like the Catholic churches, you'll like it. View from the lookout too great. Recommend to visit.
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  • Truly very impressive building. Excellent preservation of historic relics and remains and well worth a visit. The climb to the top is worth while.  more »