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Category: Cathedrals, Local time: 02:52:06, Address: Ostrów Tumski 15-17, 61-001 Poznań, Poland

The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (sometimes called a basilica) is a grand religious monument. It is situated in western Poland , in the city of Poznań . The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul was built on the Tumski island, on the Warta river. It is the oldest Polish cathedral.

Look Back into History

The contemporary Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul is a good example of how it is possible to combine many architectural styles. The cathedral was constructed at the end of the 10th century in the Romanesque style. At the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries it underwent a Gothic reconstruction. Within the following two centuries it got almost damaged by fire, which occurred twice. A Baroque and a Neoclassical reconstruction followed. The last time it was rebuilt was in 1945, when the cathedral got damaged at the end of the Second World War during the fight for Poznań . The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul was renovated in the Gothic style on the original medieval foundation.

Points of Interest

The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul has many interesting elements. From the outside you can see five dominant towers. Inside the cathedral there is a Gothic altar from the 15th century coated with gold. Apart from that there are numerous statues and several side chapels. A copy of St.Peter´s sword is on display, too. The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul was used as the burial place of many renowned Polish rulers, who were ruling till the end of the 13th century. One of the buried is Boleslaus I the Brave.


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GPS: 52.4117, 16.9487
Altitude: 61 m
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