4.03.2014

:: Chapels on Cathedral Island

First things first, let me apologize for being away from you so much recently! I have been working on a secret project - but more to come on that later. In the meantime, here is something new you may not know about Cathedral Island's Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (the famous cathedral on the island) in Wroclaw.

Of course, I have been to Cathedral Island numerous times, however, I had never been with a guide before so when some friends were planning to go I hopped on their tour. I had no idea that inside the Cathedral were many chapels (paid entrance of about 4 PLN). These chapels were not destroyed by the war, which is really amazing.

Here's a look at the Chapel of St. Elizabeth built 1682-1700. This chapel is dedicated to St. Elizabeth of Hungary. The statue of St. Elizabeth was created by a student of Bernini.
The ceiling and wall paintings show the death, burial, and heavenly glory of St. Elizabeth
Facing the altar on the other side of the chapel is the cardinal's tomb. It depicts the kneeling cardinal surrounded by allegories of Truth and Eternity. 
The below image shows Eternity, holding wheat. 
Other main chapels include The Marian Chapel and the Elector's Chapel, or the Chapel of Corpus Christi. I do not have as many photos here (not sure why) but all are worth taking a look at. Your entrance fee includes all three chapels.
If interested in this tour, walk into the church and go straight back on the right side near an iron gate. You should see someone sitting at a table for admittance. Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. AnonymousJune 10, 2014

    Amazing. Love your blog. Greetings from a Wrocławiak all the way from Melbourne, Australia.

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    1. Thanks so much! Would love to visit Australia one day!!

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