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Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul

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Address: ul. Ostrow Tumski 17, Poznan 61-109, Poland
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Poland was born there

Poznan Cathedral is one of the most important places in Poland especially due to history of country.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Poznan Cathedral is one of the most important places in Poland especially due to history of country.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Compared to other Cathedrals in Poland, like in Warsaw, Krakow and Wroclaw, it is an interesting place, not only for catholics and pray. Key historic place for the history of Poland and of Poznan.

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Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The cathedral was built on an island between two rivers and is about a kilometre and a half from the city centre. It is certainly worth the walk or a tram ride. There are excellent explanations in English and make sure you take a 5 PLN coin to light the golden chapel up.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were guided through the area, the history is amazing. We were able to see the historical older foundations under the current building ax well!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Worth the walk out to here "cathedral island" interesting history. I loved the the interior of the cathedral.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This cathedral together with surrounding buildings and smaller church is located on the Ostrów Tumski island and reminds a bit of similar setting of the Wrocław Cathedral (they actually share long history of relationships...). It's a big gothic church which was rebuild after the war in a very nice way.

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is the first Polish cathedral. It is right off the tram stop for easy access. Many sarcophagi of famous people, beautiful alter and many chapels. Not many people visiting on this day,probably due to the rain. It was a quick walk through to check off the list, but worth the visit for pictures and lighting a candle.

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Hvaler Municipality, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Quiet and serene. Quite impressive with beautiful ornaments and lovely ceiling. Worth a visit if you are into church going.

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Okemos, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a beautiful cathedral with an interesting crypt and fascinating story. In the 10th century a Pagan ruler here decided he would like to wed a young Christian woman from the south, in the hopes of establishing a kingdom (by papal authority). He managed to become a Duke, following his conversion and marriage. If I have the story correct,... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Situated in Tumski Island, this was the place where the city was born back in the tenth century. Actually it was the beginning of Poland generally from this place!!!!

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