St. James Cathedral
The Archdiocese Cathedral
Basilica of Saint James (Bazyliki Archikatedralnej
p.w. św. Jakuba) dates back to the 12th century, when the
church was founded by Beringer from Bamberg.
The gothic church is impressive for its size, as it can hold more than 10 thousand visitors. Unfortunately, as a result of World War II bombings, the historic interior is largely gone. In 1972, the reconstruction was started, which is still continuing today. Some historic parts worth seeing in the basilica include a 14th century triptych, the baptistery and the altar. Also the large stained glass window should not be missed.
In 2008 the reconstruction of the top of the 110m tower was completed, which has now an impressive viewing platform.
The church building also includes a small museum presenting the history of the church.
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