St. Giles Church

Wrocław, Poland

Built in the 13th century, St. Giles is the only church in Wrocław to have survived the Tatar invasions and is today the oldest active church in Wrocław.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Marek Budzynowski (3 months ago)
A beautiful historic church
Bożena Korniluk-Felskowska (6 months ago)
It begins like a fairy tale: somewhere in Ostrów Tumski, somewhere in a row behind the houses, somewhere at the end of the street, there is a charming church. Brick. Tiny. Fairytale. It is the church of St. Giles. It is the oldest religious building, dating back to the 13th century. And it is still open for the faithful. The church is in the late Romanesque style. After World War II, most of the changes introduced in the Baroque era were removed (but a small turret was left, the so-called bell), while reconstructing a double rainbow arch inside the church, restoring the building's raw character. Of the two preserved portals, one is in the Romanesque style, the other is already in the Renaissance style. Interesting facts
Marek Filipek (6 months ago)
A small Romanesque church tucked away in the shadow of the cathedral.
Christian Habib (2 years ago)
Wonderful old church.
Günter Vogt (2 years ago)
Kleine, schöne unscheinbare Kirche welche man fast nicht wahrnimmt. Die Ägidiuskirche in Breslau ist das älteste erhaltene Gebäude der Stadt. Das römisch-katholische Gotteshaus stammt aus der ersten Hälfte des 13. Jahrhunderts und ist dem heiligen Ägidius geweiht. Sie gehört heute zur St. John the Baptist (dt. Pfarrei St. Johannes der Täufer). Die Ägidiuskirche befindet sich auf der Breslauer Dominsel am Cathedral Square, in direkter Nachbarschaft zum Breslauer Dom. A small, beautiful inconspicuous church that you hardly notice. The Aegidius Church in Wrocław is the oldest surviving building in the city. The Roman Catholic Church dates back to the first half of the 13th century and is dedicated to St. Today it belongs to the parish of St. John the Baptist (German parish of St. John the Baptist). The Aegidius Church is located on the Cathedral Island of Wrocław at Plac Katedralny, in the immediate vicinity of the Wrocław Cathedral.
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