Cathedral of St John the Baptist
Church of St Giles
In contrast to the enormous cathedral, the Church of St Giles is barely a cupboard. Built between 1218 and 1230, this is the oldest...
A few steps east of the Church of St Giles is the Wrocław Archdiocesan Museum, with a large collection of sacred art.
If you’ve had enough of bricks and mortar – sacred or otherwise – Cathedral Island also contains the city’s Botanical Gardens, a...
This impressively difficult-to-find bar and wine shop is housed in a 13th-century guard tower and is a superb retreat from the hubbub of...
Lonely Planet review
The centrepiece of Cathedral Island, this three-aisled Gothic basilica was built between 1244 and 1590. Seriously damaged during WWII, it was reconstructed in its previous Gothic form, complete with dragon guttering. The high altar boasts a gold and silver triptych from 1522 attributed to the school of Veit Stoss, and the western portico is a medieval gem. For once you don’t need strong legs to climb the 91m-high tower (adult/concession 5/4zł; 10am-6pm Mon-Sat) as there is a lift.