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Świdnica Cathedral

Local name: Katedra Świdnicka

Gothic St. Stanislaus and St. Wacław in Świdnica is a Historical Monument and belongs to the prestigious group of "10 pearls of Lower Silesia". The church houses antique altars, a pulpit, organs with the "Heavenly Orchestra", Pieta, statues of saints, and in the courtyard - the column of St. Florian.

The church was built as a parish temple in the fourteenth century. It was built in the place of an earlier wooden church that burned down in a fire. In the years 1400 - 1410 the church was extended. In 1532 the building was destroyed by fire. Reconstruction after it was completed in 1546.

In the years 1561–1629 the temple served as an evangelical church. From 1662, the church was managed by Jesuits. At the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries, the interior was given a baroque character. In the years 1757 - 1772 it was a cereal warehouse. In the years 1893-1895 it was restored. In 2004, John Paul II established the church of St. Stanislaus and St. Wenceslas as the cathedral of the diocese of Świdnica.


Attractions inside

    Świdnica Cathedral map
    plac św. Jana Pawła II 2-358-100 Świdnica , Poland