Cathedral of St John in Old Town of Warsaw City

 

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Cathedral of St John
St John’s Cathedral is the oldest church in Warsaw, built at the turn of the 14th century and reconstructed in the Gothic style. Two coronations of Polish Kings took place here: of Stanislaw Leszczynski in 1704 and Stanislaw August Poniatowski in 1764.


It was also a place of oath of allegiance to the Constitution of 3 May in 1791. Many famous Poles are buried in the cathedral including the Polish primate, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski and first president of the Polish Republic – Gabriel Narutowicz. An element of special interest is Boryczko’s Chapel which is covered with star vaulting and renowned for its miraculous Holy Cross from the 16th century. A rare feature is the figure of the crucified Jesus, which has real human hair.



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