Ostrów Tumski

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  • Day10

    Cathedral Island, Wroclaw

    September 5 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    This is one of the 20 islands of this city: this one entirely owned by the church. There are 6 churches here, including one built on top of another (really). It seems a Duke and a bishop were at odds over who was in charge. Finally, the duke moved across the river with the authority to build a church to his family's patron saint: Bartholomew. During excavation, they found a root shaped like a crucifix, Jesus included. So the bishop insisted that the new church be called Holy Cross, but it was already promised to St. Bart. In the end, St. Bart's was built, and Holy Cross was put on top.
    The 1st picture is of the cathedral from the side, and the 2nd is in the nave. The 3rd is that double church.
    The 4th is some 13th century artwork: one sculpture and one bas relief. The 5th is a seminary that is still active, and the last was a medieval orphanage.
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  • Day13

    Cathedral of St. John Baptist

    September 20, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F


    Its history begins with the Congress of Gniezno when in 1000 three dioceses were created: wrocławska, krakowska and kołobrzeska.

    Cathedral of St. John Baptist (Katedra Wrocławska, Archikatedra pw. św. Jana Chrzciciela we Wrocławiu) was destroyed many times. Rebuilt in 1951, it was consecrated by Archbishop Stefan Wyszyński, Primate of Poland.

    Inside the cathedral we can admire precious statues and paintings: a triptych Dormition of Mary from 1552 (transported from Lubin), a pulpit (1723), oaken stall from 1662-1665 and many tombstones from Middle Ages, Mannerism and Baroque. The cathedral has 21 chapels, among which are: St. Elisabeth (1680-1686) and Electors’ Chapel (1716-1721), a work of an architect from Vienna, J. B. Frischer von Erlach.

    On the top of the tower there is a viewpoint where it is possible to get with the lift.
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  • Day2

    Isola della Cattedrale

    January 4, 2016 in Poland ⋅ ☁️ -6 °C

    Ostrów Tumski (l’Isola della Cattedrale), antica isola sull’Oder oggi saldata alla terraferma, è la parte più antica, più pittoresca e più tranquilla di Breslavia. E’ qui che tra il IX e X secolo i primi coloni slavi costruirono la loro roccaforte ed è sempre qui che campeggia la Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista, uno degli esempi più belli del gotico in Polonia.
    Ostròw Tumski è un luogo da visitare in quanto conserva l’aspetto e il fascino del borgo medioevale, con la sua atmosfera incantata, le strade acciottolate e i suoi lampioni a gas. Una curiosità: a differenza di altre città, dove l’illuminazione a gas è attivata elettricamente, a Breslavia resiste l’antico mestiere del lanternaio, che al crepuscolo, proprio come avveniva un tempo, accende ancora uno ad uno tutti i lampioni dell’isola.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Ostrów Tumski, Ostrow Tumski