Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew

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Wroclaw, Poland
Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew - Pope John Paul II celebrating the Holy Communion
Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew - The Madonna With The Laptop (no comment)
Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew - Copy of the Shroud of Turin
Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew - Church of the Holy Cross, interior
Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew - Two in one: Double Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew

Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew Wroclaw Reviews

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Ostrów Tumski: Church of the Holy Cross and St Bartholomew Aug 02, 2014
The second large church on Ostrów Tumski is actually two churches in one. The upper church is dedicated to the Holy Cross, and below in the basement there is a second church, dedicated to the Apostle Bartholomew. The lower church is unfortunately closed most of the time, I did not manage to get in during my four-week stay.

The double church is a work of the gothic era, built in the 13th and early 14th century. The ground plan is a Latin cross. The upper, Holy Cross church is accessed via the stairway that leads up to the main portal at the height or the surrounding houses's first floor. The upper church is a hall of three naves with elongated transept and choir. The tall windows let in plenty of daylight.

The church owns a copy of the Shroud of Turin, a gift from Pope John Paul II.

In summer 2014 - can't tell how long it would have stayed - there was an exhibition on modern church art, mostly centered around Pope John Paul II. The paintings reach a level of kitschyness which I have hardly ever seen anywhere else... My 'favourite' is the Internet Madonna with the laptop… Those are our modern times!
Two in one: Double Church of the H…
Church of the Holy Cross, interior
Copy of the Shroud of Turin
The Madonna With The Laptop (no co…
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