Church of St. Giles (Kosciol sw. Idziego) description and photos - Poland: Wroclaw. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Kosciol sw. Idziego.
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The Romanesque church of St. Gilles, or Egidius, as this saint is called in our tradition, is located on the Tum Island. This building is considered to be the oldest sacred building in Wroclaw, built of bricks.
The church looks modest and unpresentable compared to other churches located in the neighborhood. With the building of the former chapter, which now houses the collections of the Archdiocesan Museum, it is connected by arched gates, which are called "Kletskovy". An interesting urban legend is associated with them. A long time ago, a married couple, Agnieszka and Konrad, lived in Wroclaw. Konrad made his living making and selling tableware on the market. Agnieszka loved her husband and spoiled him with delicious dumplings. One day she fell ill and died. Konrad starved for a long time, and although merciful neighbors fed him, no one knew how to cook such delicious dumplings as his wife. Once Konrad dreamed of Agnieszka, who promised to bring him a plate of dumplings every day, but with one caveat: the last dumpling had to remain in the plate. And so it happened. Waking up, Konrad found a plate of his favorite delicacy, ate everything except the last dumpling. Unable to resist the temptation, Konrad decided to finish eating her too, but she ran away from him and ended up at the gate near the Church of St. Gilles. When Konrad climbed on them, he saw that the dumpling was petrified. Since then, no one has brought him a plate of dumplings, and a stone piece of dough is still on the gate.
In the Baroque era, the church was rebuilt in accordance with the requirements of architectural fashion, but after the Second World War, the restorers decided to return the building to its original appearance.
The interior design of the one-nave church is very simple. The brick walls of the nave are plastered; there are few statues and icons depicting saints.
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