Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady

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The Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady , better known in these parts as the Mariacki. The first church on this site was built in the 1220s and, typically for the period, was ‘oriented’ – that is, its sanctuary pointed eastward. Following its destruction during the Tatar raids, the construction of a mighty basilica began, using the foundations of the previous church. That’s why the church stands at an oblique angle to the square.