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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 Mary Magdalene, sank from the outside a nice large brick Church is rather simply furnished inside but still worth a visit. Little souvenir shop which is in the Church, accepted no 100 zloty bills with us, maybe that's standard, no idea... The option in the gift shop, to visit the observation deck on the Tower up was rewarded with a beautiful Misty view.
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  • just off the main square, beautifully restored Interior, with attention to every detail, posiedziałam a moment, reassured the head,
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  • (she was rebuilt for a third time around 1360.). very characteristic red brick ... It is a Gothic church with three naves with two imposing towers connected by a bridge called Mostek Czarownic (witches ' Bridge) there is also a legend ... I highly recommend getting up there the view is stunning you see the entire city cost 5pln the entrance to the Church and free ...
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