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Chapel of St. Elizabeth in the Wrocław Cathedral

Behind the choir of the Wrocław Cathedral are three chapels. Chapel of St. Elizabeth in the south was built 1682-1700 as the mausoleum of Bishop Frederick of Hesse-Darmstadt. The chapel was dedicated to St. Elizabeth of Hungary, whose cult had been popular in the city since the Middle Ages. It is a fine example of baroque architecture and forms the counterpoint of the Elector's Chapel. The design was probably the work of Giacome Schianzi, who is also credited with the paintings in the dome, which, along with wall paintings by Andreas Kowalski, show the death, burial, and heavenly glory of St. Elizabeth. The statue of St. Elizabeth was created by Ercole Ferrata, a student of Bernini's. Facing the altar on the other side of the chapel is the cardinal's tomb, the work of Domenico Guidi, another of Bernini's pupils. It depicts the kneeling cardinal surrounded by allegories of Truth and Eternity. Above the door to the church is a bust of the cardinal executed by the workshop of Bernini.

From  Chapel of St. Elizabeth

Copyright: Fritz Hanke
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12000x6000
Taken: 17/10/2015
Uploaded: 16/02/2016
Updated: 06/01/2019
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Tags: wrocław; wroclaw; breslau; oder; poland; cathedral; chapel; elizabeth; schianzi; kowalski; ferrata; guidi
More About Wroclaw

Wrocław was the historical capital of Silesia. Over the centuries, the city has been part of either Poland, Bohemia, Austria, Prussia, or Germany. Since 1945 it has been part of Poland.source: wikipedia


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