Cathedral of St John the Baptist
Church of St Giles
In contrast to the enormous neighbouring cathedral, the Church of St Giles is barely a cupboard. Built between 1218 and 1230, this is...
A few steps east of the Church of St Giles is the Wrocław Archdiocesan Museum, with a large collection of sacred art.
Cathedral Island contains the city’s Botanical Gardens, a charming patch of greenery with palm houses. They make a nice change of pace...
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Cathedral of St John the Baptist information
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, as there is a lift.