St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Church, Gdansk

St. Mary's Church
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,572 contributions
Nov 2021
Very pretty, inside and out. Actually kind of like a little museum inside, as there are placards all around the church detailing various aspects of the church. The best addition, in my opinion, is the astronomical clock--not the most common of things in churches, I don't think. (I've seen similar clocks before, but usually in town squares and the like). Worth a walk-through if you're in the area.
Written December 1, 2021
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Kasia K
Poznan, Poland42 contributions
Jun 2021
You can see the city from above walking up 409 steps to the tower. It takes some time but it is worthy. Also inside the church you can se beautiful sun-watch from the Middle-ages and the copy of the beautiful painting The Last Judgment - a triptych attributed to Flemish painter Hans Memling and painted between 1467 and 1471.
Written June 4, 2021
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Jas
Colchester, UK253 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Stunning church, definitely worth having a look around inside. We also paid to climb the clock tower and the views were beautiful. Not great if you have mobility as the first and last part is a very narrow spiral staircase with no handrails. Don’t go at a busy time as the viewing platform is very very small
Written October 8, 2021
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Harry L
Espoo, Finland60 contributions
Mar 2020
A must see in Gdansk, the colossal red brick church in old town Gdansk. Entrance to the church is free and most of the entrance level was under heavy construction work, it will take years before the church is "completed". We paid 20PLN to visit the tower 80 m high, very narrow and steep staircases a real adventure to the top. Not for the "invalid" or for families, or in tourist season, but yes, breathtaking views!
Written March 5, 2020
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lovetotravell40
Brisbane, Australia313 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Beautiful church in the heart of Main Square. Seperate entrance for visitors to parishioners. There’s security at main entrance directing visitors to the appropriate entrance. One of the most beautiful interiors I’ve seen inside a church however no photos allowed. Lovely place to sit & reflect. If your there at the right time you may even hear the bells & trumpet playing.
Written January 14, 2020
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johnnyroadmap
Nantwich, UK152 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Whilst we visited ongoing internal building work was taking place but as it was the “quieter” time of the year this was expected. It is still a lovely building. We climbed up the tower for a superb panoramic view of Gdansk, 408 steps so take it easy especially on the first spiral section! Well worth a visit though b
Written March 9, 2020
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Malgorzata
11,021 contributions
Aug 2019
Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also called St. Mary's Basilica, is the historical parish church of the Main Town of Gdansk, often called the "Crown of Gdansk". St. Mary's Basilica in Gdansk has preserved almost fully Gothic architecture, in a spatial arrangement, inside and outside. Built in the years 1346–1502, the church is an example of brick Gothic, a change of style in Gothic architecture widespread in the countries of the Baltic Sea basin. St. Mary's Church is the third largest temple in the world built of brick . Its characteristic silhouette, whose accents are the massive western bell tower and slender corner towers creates a dominant feature in the city's panorama. Monumental, huge and beautiful. St. Mary's Basilica is an icon of Gdansk. The interior of the Basilica is impressive, but the view from its tower is breathtaking. The magnificent panorama of Gdansk, you have to see it with your own eyes. It is mandatory to climb the four hundred stairs to reach the top of the observation tower . A long and arduous climb, I recommend only to people in good condition. Being in Gdansk you can not fail to visit this Basilica .
Written June 9, 2020
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lizandianp
surrey955 contributions
Feb 2020
Some Dutch Old Master paintings of church interiors depict tall naves like these which I always thought were exaggerated but this church makes everyone look tiny.
Work on the nave floor meant that most memorials were covered in dust shets. Perhaps that was why we could not find the astronomical clock.
My friend tried to climb the tower, well within the published opening hours but was turned away.
Written March 6, 2020
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NorthernHeatseeker
UK635 contributions
Dec 2019
The size of this church from the outside just makes you say 'WOW', it is huge!
Inside it is largely painted white and quite unadorned compared to lots of other places we have visited. They were working on it and the Astronomical Clock was out of sight when we visited.
My other half braved the climb to the top of the tower and took some wonderful photos of the city from the top. Photos he took of the interior structure of the bell tower were interesting too.
Written January 16, 2020
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Toronto, Canada2,242 contributions
Jul 2019
It`s easy to get `churched out`on tours in Europe, but out tour through our Holland America cruise really did provide a lot of insights that made the visit worthwhile.

I cannot believe the beautiful wall and ceiling paintings were covered in white paint! Too much of a `distraction` for church-goers. At least that was the thinking.

You can see a portion of the paintings inside, which they`ve tediously recovered.
Written January 12, 2020
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