Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul
The impeccable Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul is located on an island called Ostrow Tumski, surrounded by two rivers – the Warta and the Cybina. The Cathedral is of the oldest Polish churches. It dates back to the beginnings of Christianity in Poland – the second half of the 10th century. Although the city of Gniezno located 60 kilometers away from Poznan is officially considered the first capital of Poland, many historians claim it is in the Poznan Cathedral that Mieszko I – the first sovereign of Poland got baptized in 966, making Christianity the official religion in his land. In the cathedral vault, you will see the tombs of the first two Polish sovereigns – Mieszko I and Boleslaw Chrobry.