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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 have visited this Impolsanten he wuerd-building and took bleibene Eindücke thank you!
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  • In a few, you can ascend to the zl footbridge between the towers offers spectacular views of the city. Definitely worth it.
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  • Externally, this Gothic Basilica is very beautiful, but by entering I was really disappointed! Very cold, bare, little warm, inside which does not want to stay... The visit can be avoided, without any remorse. She is not in the image of the city.
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