Bydgoszcz Basilica
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The Basilica is not very far from Bydgoszcz Bus Station. I had visited the Basilica once before in winter, and had not appreciated its merits, as then it was a grey day. When I visited the Basilica in May 2012, it was on a bright sunny day. The architecture is in the Classic style, and the building is large. I liked the way the colours of the walls stood out subtly under the bright sunlight. I was also struck by the memorial to the Smolensk air crash. The next time I stay in Bydgoszcz I will make a point of visting the Basilica again, because I have not been in many buildings similar to its vast, spacious interior and the Classical style of architecture suits my tastes..
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,535 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
This grand church is magnificent inside and out. It impresses with beautiful architecture with classic proportions, powerful yet graceful appearance. It was built between 1925 and 1939 and I believe Nazis had some intentions of destroying this structure. Thankfully the Basilica survived and now is the biggest church of Bydgoszcz. It is designed like the Roman Pantheon.The front door is called the door of blessings. Many indoor elements and details were designed by architect professor Wiktor Zin. After you visit the Basilica church proceed with the exploration of the surrounding Sielanka section of Bydgoszcz created in the beginning of 20th century as a green district of the city with streets lined up with pretty villas and trees.
Written May 22, 2016
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CJTravelerTexas
Texas8,913 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
Because of our interest in religion, architecture, history, and art, we were taken to this beautiful and impressive house of worship by friends from Poland. One of our Polish friends took his first sacraments here. The lighting in the Basilica is not particularly conducive to taking photographs. This is well worth visiting when in Bydgoszcz.
Written May 26, 2015
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Frankiebhoy1974
Uddingston, UK35 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
We visited the basilica on our last day in Bydgoszcz and wished we'd visited before then. The scale and magnitude of the building is breathtaking whilst the artwork is truly stunning. Well worth a visit although spend more time there than we did!
Written December 15, 2015
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Ashika-pl
Wroclaw, Poland67 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
Very impressive (of course can't compare with the biggest basilicas in the world, but considering the size of the city it is something) both from inside and outside. A bit further from teh centre but within the walking distance (also within the walking distance from train station). The big shopping centre and an alley of very old trees near.
Written September 20, 2015
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Marcus
Knightsbridge, UK92 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
Nice place worth a visit, try and get up into the dome it is worth the climb. For a modern building it had been constructed well giving it the impression of being a lot older than it is.
Written July 9, 2015
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yogiAylesbury
Aylesbury26 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
Beautiful city is full of history. easy to get around walking or trams.The city has modern and old with new centers plenty of places to eat and very cheap. Try to get a tourist book before you go as hard to find in city. If you love history quiet and a pleasure this is the place. Airport is small so no waiting for bags. second trip this time and hiring car (also cheap) from airport *rentalcars.com. In summer there is a water festival. The history of Bydgoszcz will surprise you.
Written August 30, 2014
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munkyfaz79
Glasgow, UK58 contributions
Jun 2013 • Couples
This is a huge more modern but stunning building although we didn't spend too long in it as there isn't much else to do at it other than have a quick look . If you are on your way to the Bus Station it is not too far away and definitely worth a detour.
Written June 8, 2013
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epaul1984
1 contribution
Feb 2013
I've been going to Poland for 20years as my grandmother was Polish. Now I'm older I try and go to Bydgoszcz at least twice a year to see my friends over there.A beautiful city with plenty to see.Cheaper than the usual tourist cities and very good looking woman ;) worth a visit at least the once!
Written April 29, 2013
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D1spm
Redditch, UK1,492 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Not only the sheer scale and grandeur of this building is impressive but you simply must take a look inside. The ornate and detailed works are a thing of art and the ceiling is something to behold
Written April 20, 2019
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Perry Grinate
Ashby de la Zouch, UK717 contributions
Dec 2018
A little bit out of the way - but great to combine with a visit to the fabulous Art Nouveau buildings on Cieskowskiego Street and a coffee at Sowa (65 Gdanska).
Can be quite difficult to find the way in (and out!) but well worth the effort. Absolutely huge
Written December 9, 2018
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