St. Mary Magdalene Church, Wroclaw

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St. Mary Magdalene Church in Wrocław, Poland, is a gothic church located between Szewska and Laciarska street close to the central market square, established in the 13th century. Currently it is a cathedral of the Polish Catholic Church led by Piotr Mikolajczak.On the 21.10.1523, the first Lutheran services in Breslau were held here.DescriptionDuring the Second World War the church was seriously damaged. In 1945 the legendary Sinner's Bell, which was the biggest Silesian bell, was also damaged. St Mary Magdalene was rebuilt during the period 1947-1953.The most precious relic of the church is a Romanesque portal dating from the 12th century, coming from a Benedictine monastery on the river Elbing.The bridge connecting the two towers is called the "Mostek Czarownic" (Witches’ Bridge). A legend says that the shadows visible on the bridge are the souls of the girls who used to seduce men without wanting to be married, being scared of housekeeping. Indeed shadows represent women with brooms in their hands.BibliographyMalgorzata Urlich-Kornacka A guide to WrocławBeata Maciejewska Spacerownik Wrocławski
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  • The church tower is easy to climb and an interesting Board to the history can be found on every layover. The Tower affords great views of the city.
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  • The bridge placed at 45 m above the ground requires a bit of effort. But it is worth it. Not suitable for people with anxiety high, for this very appeal to lovers of strong sensations.
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  • Amazing views of the city centre, but away from it. Well you can see the most important buildings and places in Wrocław. You have to beat a few degrees so for people with poor health can be a challenge, but it is worth it. I think that in the evening, the views are even more picturesque. By the way, you can get to know find out where the name Bridge of witches and learn about the history of the temple.
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  • Really nice historical place with a possibility to walk up tower. Great views on whole Old Town.
  • Nice church with watch point
  • Excellent tower view 5 zl, warning many steps!, church small & historic
  • I was pleased to work under restoration of brickwork and stone details.
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