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

Certificate of Excellence
Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Wroclaw, Poland

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 112 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
Spectacular building

Very historic with plenty to see including photos of a visit by Pope (now Saint) John Paul 11 in 1997. One very moving "exhibit" was a small grave in one of the side chapels with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Frank M
,
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
38 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Very historic with plenty to see including photos of a visit by Pope (now Saint) John Paul 11 in 1997. One very moving "exhibit" was a small grave in one of the side chapels with the gravestone having a glass window revealing the remains of several people. Although one might think of this as a bit ghoulish it was in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Berkshire
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Going up the lift to the view is super easy and 5 zloty, I would recommend it! The church itself is beautiful and peaceful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wroclaw, Poland
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I think that cathedral offers the best panorama in Wroclaw. You can get to the left tower of cathedral by lift. The entrance to the tower is in the cathedral, so be quiet when Mess is celebrated. You will see from the viewing platform Hala Stulecia, Ostrow Tumski, some other churches, Town Hall and Sky Tower. There is no glass... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Attard, Malta
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
48 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Very old building, being restored. Its worth stopping by and admiring its beauty that has survived all the wars fought in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greenville, South Carolina
Top Contributor
355 reviews 355 reviews
85 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Very proud church that was visited by Pope John Paul....been restored and is looking better each time we visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Beautiful Cathedral full of history... Make sure you climb the stairs and take the lift to the very top.. outstanding views.. Small charge..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

You can visit it during the day, but you also have to visit it at night, as it's architecture really stands out. It can have a "In the name of the rose" atmosphere. It did, in my case!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Really nice place to spend a few hours, nice interior and great views of the city from the tower. Good little tea shop about 100m from the cathedral towards the bridge

Was this review helpful? Yes
Berlin, Germany
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

During daylight this cathedral is spectacular enough, but when it gets dark and the gas-lamp lighter has done his rounds, the flood-lights and spot-lights come on and illuminate a whole new dimension of awe.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chandler, Arizona, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The history at this cathedral was AMAZING! There are plenty of wall hangings if you poke around (in english) that give you all the details you would want. If you're a church buff this is a must see!

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?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cathedral of St. John the Baptist staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?