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Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus

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Address: Old Town Square, Torun, Poland
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Home of Nicholas Copernicus

Not far from the statue is the house of Nicholas Copernicus. It contains bits of his life - paintings, furniture, books, etc. Unfortunately it didn't have much in the way of his... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not far from the statue is the house of Nicholas Copernicus. It contains bits of his life - paintings, furniture, books, etc. Unfortunately it didn't have much in the way of his astronomy equipment and charts.

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Holt, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Easy access in the historic area. It's better to get there early as the whole area gets very crowded later on in the day. It's a nice statue - worth visiting perhaps more than his house.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

A good location to have your statue - right outside the town hall in the main square. Torun is proud of the man that 'stopped the sun'

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

find the statue just before entering the old town. you can find out more about this great man at the Copernicus museum situated few blocks away

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

With thanks to Napoleon who was surprised there was no statue of Copernicus in Torun, after 1809, the city managed to get a monument to Copernicus. The monument was completed in 1853.

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Vantaa, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

It is a statue on the town square surrounded by terrances at summer and pigeons at winter. Like said, it is just a statue.

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Torun, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This monument is really the center of the town. This is where you can see many excursions meeting. From here it is close to any other tourist attraction in Toruń. This is also the place where once a year you can see the lights festival.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Large statue in front of the Town Hall. Torun must be so proud of having the birth place of Nicholas Copernicus.

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Gdansk, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you come to Torun, you have to have the picture of this monument; this is where people meet and probably one of the most famous landmarks in town. Be patient to get a good picture since it is normally quite crowded and busy.

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Birkirkara, Malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

its nice seeing a monument nothing so special its like the others, nothing new ! at least they will make you remember that this city id dedicated for Copernicus (although you have Copernicus written in every corner ) :P

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