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The present-day Gothic edifice was built in the first half of the 15th century, but the history of the Church of St. Adalbert (Kosciol Swietego Wojciecha) goes back to the time before Poznan got its town rights.
The church's interior is covered with Secessional polychromy from 1911 - 13 (pic #2-4). The high altar contains a late Gothic relief depicting the Assumption of Mary (pic #5).
At Christmas the church displays a quite famous moving crib.
In the crypt rests, among a couple of others, Józef Wybicki who was the creator of the Polish national anthem.
In front of the church stands a wooden belfry from the beginning of the 17th century.
The church is not open to public but when I went there, there were a lot of people standing around cars and a bus perhaps 100 meters away from the church, in the middle in between the two churches which stand opposite each other. It showed that they were waiting for a bridal couple! Therefore the door was open into the church but I couldn't get any further than to a glass door to look through.
The church is situated north of the city centre, about 500 meters from the Old Town Square, on the other side of Ul. Wolnica/Male Garbary, which is a busy street to cross. After that take either Ul. Dzialowa or Sw. Wojciecha and this is the church to the right.
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