Cathedral of St John the Baptist

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Cathedral of St John the Baptist information

Location
Lublin , Poland
Address
Plac Katedralny
More information
www.diecezja.lublin.pl
Opening hours
dawn-sunset, treasury 10am-2pm & 3-5pm Tue-Sun
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This former Jesuit church dates from the 16th century and is the largest in Lublin. There are many impressive details to behold, including the Baroque trompe l'oeil frescos (the work of Moravian artist Józef Majer) and the 17th-century altar made from a black Lebanese pear tree. The acoustic vestry (so called for its ability to project whispers) and the treasury (skarbiec), behind the chapel, also merit attention.

The painting of the Black Madonna is said to have shed tears in 1945, making it a source of much reverence for local devotees.