The Cathedral

Ground-floor window.

In the lower part of the tower there is a small room where, until the early 15th century the members of the Cathedral Chapter used to meet. Later the chapter-house was moved to the Clock Tower and the Vicar’s Tower began to serve as the Szafraniec family chapel.

We are all well aware that to enter this Cathedral can not be without emotion. More I say, you can not enter it without the internal tremor, without fear because it contains in it - as in almost no Cathedral of the world - the enormous size, which speaks to us in all our history, our entire past.

cardinal Karol Wojtyla
8 March 1964