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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Wroclaw
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St. John the Baptist's cathedral is considered the landmark of the city of Wroclaw, but it took a while to get there

This is the fourth cathedral that has been built on this site. The first church was destroyed after the Polish conquest of Silesia, in order to build a larger one. That next church caught on fire. The third church was destroyed in a bombing during World War II. Finally, the one that stands there today was born. How will it be destroyed? Place is definitely cursed.

This cathedral houses the largest pipe organ in all of Poland and up until World War II, it was the largest in the world. So if you have a hankering for some ominous organ music in creepy Gothic architecture, this is the place to go. As with many cathedrals, a bunch of dead people are buried here. Well, not exactly buried, but rather placed into decorative tombs put on display for your viewing pleasure. They really add to the creepy, doomed-building ambiance.

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Here is what Wikipedia says about Wrocław Cathedral

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Wrocław, (Polish: Archikatedra św. Jana Chrzciciela, German: Breslauer Dom, Kathedrale St. Johannes des Täufers), is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Wrocław and a landmark of the city of Wrocław in Poland. The cathedral, located in the Ostrów Tumski district, is a Gothic church with Neo-Gothic additions. The current standing cathedral is the fourth church to have been built on the site.

Check out the full Wikipedia article about Wrocław Cathedral.