We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Wroclaw, Poland
Improve this listing
Ranked #10 of 49 attractions in Wroclaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
69 visitor photos
Write a Review

72 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    37
    30
    5
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lystrup, Denmark
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Absolutely beautiful! Beautiful interior and surroundings, definitely worth a visit! The cathedral is an interesting mix of architectural styles, demonstrating the long history of the church.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Trinidad
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
75 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Attended Mass at this Church whilst in Poland in May 2006. Had a tour of the area afterwards which was enlightening.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Texas
Top Contributor
711 reviews 711 reviews
194 attraction reviews
1,323 helpful votes 1,323 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, a Gothic church with Neo-Gothic additions, is a city landmark. The cathedral, which dates back to 1272, was almost destroyed during World War II. This house of worship is well worth visiting. While photographs were permitted, the cathedral was fairly dart and many of the pictures I took were not to my liking.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Ostrava, Czech Republic
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Medieval catedrals in Poland are different from western Europe - the red brick design makes it unique and more interesting. From all the catedrals in Wroclaw I would recommend to visit this one - the interier is somewhat nicer than in the others. Do invest 5 Zloty and visit the tower - the view is very nice and you might... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gdansk, Poland
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

It has really nice view on top of this place. You can see almost everyplace in Wroclaw. If I remember correctly there is one of 3 lifts in church in Poland.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Well, it is great looking from the outside - it is the core of Ostrow Tumski and it looks fantastic in the night thanks to great lights. There is not much to see inside on the other hand. Concluding, you cant miss it while travelling, but you can stay at ostrow walking around longer, than getting inside. Oh, PS, the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

There are so many enormous and amazing pieces of architecture, churches, papestries, bishops houses and more and more churches. Fantastic. And at night it is even better as it is lit by gas light!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
75 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Already the door to this cathedral is worth a photo and close look, so beautifully carved ! This church has been lovingly restored and when you take a closer look at the stain glass windows, you can discover political figures like Stalin and political statements not entirely favourable to communism.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockholm, Sweden
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

i stayed for 4 days in wroclaw and i went everyday on church island in the evening. it is very peaceful, beautiful walk. a must go place in wroclaw.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

This is a must see if only for the views from the top. The church itself is low key but there is a lot of history here so worth a browse

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cathedral of St. John the Baptist also viewed

Wroclaw, Lower Silesia Province
Wroclaw, Lower Silesia Province
 
Wroclaw, Lower Silesia Province
Wroclaw, Lower Silesia Province
 

Been to Cathedral of St. John the Baptist? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing