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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Wroclaw, Poland
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Ranked #11 of 47 attractions in Wroclaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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

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Texas
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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

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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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

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Gdansk, Poland
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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.

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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

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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!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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101 helpful votes 101 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.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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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.

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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

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Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This large cathedral is an amazing sight to see. It's a beautiful example of the various typical catholic cathedrals that can be found in Poland.

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