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St. Mary Magdalene Church

Local name: Kościół św. Marii Magdaleny

The impressive Gothic church is one of the oldest churches in the left-bank Wrocław. It was rebuilt because of the war damage. Its interior consists of the preserved Gothic tabernacle and a part of the Renaissance stone pulpit. Original epitaphs and tombs can be seen on the walls and in external chapels. Concerts of annual festival Wratislavia Cantans take place here.

The origins of St. Mary Magdalene Church date back to the 12th century when the building of the present shape was constructed. Because it was heavily damaged during World War II, the current state was achieved thanks to the thorough reconstruction of the interior including restoration of the original color scheme. Most of the original equipment can be admired in Wrocław's museums.

In times of its glory, the church had 52 altars. The attraction is two towers connected with a bridge on the 5th floor. There is a legend related to them. It is said that shadows of frivolous girls, who didn't want to get married and as a punishment need to clean the bridge, are visible on the towers. The church is also known for the first protestant mass in Wrocław said by priest Johann Hess in 1523.


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Szewska 1050-122 Wrocław , Poland