Cathedral of St John the Baptist

sights / Religious

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.