The Cathedral of St. Florian (Polish: Katedra św. Floriana) is a beautiful Roman Catholic church located close to St. Mary Magdalene Neo-Byzantine Orthodox Cathedral on the eastern bank of the Vistula River in the district of Praga, in east Warsaw, Poland.
Five interesting facts about St. Florian’s Cathedral:
- The church was built in the Neo-Gothic style with two commanding 75 m (250 ft) towers according to the design of the Polish architect Jozef Pius Dziekonski between 1888 and 1904 as a form of protest against the erstwhile Russian domination of Poland.
- During World War II, the building was completely destroyed.
- In the 1960s, the church was rebuilt by the Polish architect Stanislaw Marzynski.
- The building has a rare system of buttresses in Poland, which support the side elevations of the temple.
- In 1992, the church was elevated to a minor basilica by the Vatican.
Florian (250/Austria–304/Austria), a Christian saint and martyr in the Catholic Church, is the patron of Linz (Austria), firefighters, blacksmiths, chimney sweeps, brewers, and gardeners.
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Address: ul. Floriańska 3, 03707 Warsaw, Poland
Official website: Katedra Floriana