Church of Holy Cross, Wroclaw

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    Church of the Holy Cross/St. Bartholomew

    by german_eagle Written Sep 6, 2009

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    This church is a curiosity. There's an upper church - of the Holy Cross - and a church on the lower level, St. Bartholomew, which is nowadays the parish church of the Ukraine-Byzantine congregation. The latter was not open but I heard it has a beautiful gilded iconostasis.

    The church of the Holy Cross was built in the 13th century (consecrated 1295) by Duke Henry IV as a reconciliation gift to Bishop Thomas II. I couldn't go in, an iron grating at the entrance was locked, but could at least peek inside. Its interior is not overly ornate, but the Gothic vault was quite nice to look at. I read somewhere there's a nice Gothic triptych inside but I couldn't see it. The most impressive view is definitely the exterior with the majestic staircase leading up to the higher of the two entrances and the tall 70 m high steeple.

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    Holy Cross Church

    by HORSCHECK Updated Nov 4, 2008

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    Holy Cross Church

    The Gothic Holy Cross Church (Kosciola sw. Krzyza) was founded in the late 13th century. It is a two level church whose upper level includes a copy of the Turin Shroud.

    Just in front of the church stands the Baroque monument to Jan Nepomucen which was erected in 1731. He was a famous Czech martyr who lived in the 14th century.

    Directions:
    The Holy Cross Church is situated in the Ostrow Tumski district on the right bank of the Odra river.

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    Church of Holy Cross

    by Leipzig Written Oct 7, 2004

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    Church of Holy Cross

    Church of Holy Cross is a Gothic church, first mentioned in 1288, that actually consits of two different churches wchih were combined. In front of it on street-side is the Baroque monument of Saint Johannes Nepumuk, a martyr living in the 14th century.

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    Holy Cross Church

    by magor65 Written May 30, 2004

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    Holy Cross Church

    Holy Cross church is an example of gothic architecture. It's worth visiting because of its unique two-level inside construction. In front of the church you will see a baroque monument of Saint Jan Nepomucen - Czech martyr living in the 14th century. Perhaps you remember his figure from Karol's Bridge in Prague.

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