The Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene (Katedra sw. Marii Magdaleny) is a Gothic church located near the central market square of the city. It was built in the 13th century, although the first church in its present place appeared already at the end of the 11th century. During the Mongol invasion, the church was destroyed, and the next one was destroyed by fire in the mid-14th century. After that, a new large church was built in its place in a severe Gothic style, placing more than impressive bells on the towers. The towers were completed in 1488, and several side chapels were added in the 15th and 16th centuries. In 1525, it became Protestant and remained so until the end of World War II, after which it was made a non-cathedral Catholic Cathedral. Continue reading
Grunwald is the site of a great battle, a bloody battle, the feat of arms of a army of many thousands, when a huge unified Polish-Lithuanian army (about 29 thousand soldiers) led by Vladislav Jagailo defeated the 21 thousandth army of the crusaders of the Teutonic Order. It is difficult to describe in words how much this place means to the Poles, it’s easier to give a couple of comparisons. Grunwald is somewhat Polish Kulikovo field or the famous Borodino, which once and for all turned the tide of the war. In a word, a place of greatness, pride and joy. I must say, very deserved. Continue reading
The area and the hotel where we stay on a trip largely determine our further relations with the city and Wroclaw is no exception. A good impression of the city and minimizing all unpleasant moments means the place of spending the night was chosen correctly. The requirements for the place of our stop in Wroclaw were simple.
Walking distance to the bus stop number 106, which goes to the airport
Minimize use of public transport, ideally only on foot
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