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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Detlef Rettig (9 months ago)
You usually walk past her. The Egidius Church is inconspicuously located in the shadow of the Wroclaw Cathedral. It is the oldest preserved building in the city. The Roman Catholic church dates from the first half of the 13th century and is dedicated to St. Aegidius.
Marek Budzynowski (2 years ago)
A beautiful historic church
Marek Budzynowski (2 years ago)
A beautiful historic church
Bożena Korniluk-Felskowska (2 years 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
Bożena Korniluk-Felskowska (2 years 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 ? The church is connected with the adjacent 16th-century chapter by a brick arcade in the late Gothic style, creating the so-called "Kluskowa Gate", worth reading about ... in the legend ? And the cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
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