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  • Ostrow Tumski "Cathedral Island" - Poznan
  • Ostrow Tumski "Cathedral Island" - Poznan
  • Ostrow Tumski "Cathedral Island" - Poznan

It's the only island on the Warta River in Poznan, is the oldest part of the city. The origins of Poznan and the state of Poland are closely associated with this site. It is here that the first pre-Piast stronghold was established in the 8th or 9th centuries.

It is here where you'll see the Cathedral Basilica. The cathedrals first builging, which once bore witness to the origins of Christianity in Poland, was erected on the Island of Ostrow Tumski. Credit for constructing the edifice goes to Poznan's first bishop Jordan, appointed in 968. Alternatively, it's believed to have been built later in 1000. The first Polish rulers Mieszko I (Died 992) and Boleslaus the Brave were buried beneath the cathedral.

Address: Ostrow Tumski 17, 61-120 Poznan
Phone: 48 61 852 96 42

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  • Written Apr 1, 2009
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