Church of the Holy Cross / St. Bartholomew's

  Plac Kościelny ,   Ostrów Tumski          (+48) 71 322 25 74     more than a year ago
One of Ostrów Tumski's most beautiful and iconic structures, thanks to a 70m steeple and impressive entry staircase, this curious sanctuary is actually two churches in one. Split over two levels, the building comprises the shorter windows of the Church of St. Bartholomew beneath the soaring windows of the upper level Church of the Holy Cross - unfortunately only the lower level is currently open. The first two-storey church in Silesia, and one of only a few in all of Europe, the church was completed in 1295 as an act of reconciliation ending a long dispute between Duke Henry IV and Bishop Thomas II. For centuries the sarcophagus of Henry IV was housed in the upper Church of the Holy Cross, however today it can be seen on display in the National Museum. Standing outside the church is a large sculpture of John of Nepomuk dating from 1732. As of now no special time is allotted for visiting purposes, so sneak in during mass if you're so inclined.


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Open 10:00-16:00.


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basharat masih
i want to join the church
Editor IYP
This 'renovation' has been going on for over 2 years now...but you may be able to get inside as they sometimes host temporary exhibitions here.

It should be the information on line why this church is closed, even Wroclawian do not know why this church is closed so long
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