Archikatedra / Bazylika Frombork

Archikatedra / Bazylika Frombork

Archikatedra / Bazylika Frombork
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endrju_74
Ipswich, UK4,851 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The name of this listing suggests there was a castle in Frombork, while there wasn't as such. Although the cathedral hill is highly fortified and it does resemble the castle. The main spot - the cathedral is fortified itself, also surrounded by tall and thick walls, strengthened by many towers. The whole assemlby has been given the highest recognition Polish state has prepeared for heritage buildings - pomnik historii (history monument), and comprises of many objects, which draw large numbers of tourists. Those objects are groupped in two parts: main one, with cathedral, Bell Tower (Radzikowskiego tower, cathedral tower), but only its upper part, and easternmost building of the hill, used as a vicarage are taken care of by cathedral autorities (Catholic church, Archdiocese of Warmia), while the rest of the place, namely Copernicus Tower (administration, no tourists allowed, but the ticket office is there), bottom part of Radzikowskiego tower and the former Bishop's palace, also bastions and gates are in the care of Muzeum Mikołaja Kopernika we Fromborku (Nicolaus Copernicus Museum in Frombork). No car parking spaces at the hill, so either leave your car on surrounding streets or go down the hill, to the spaces at the port. Definitelly worth a visit, which would take pretty much the most of the day, if you want to hear pipe organs concert and stay for the show in planetarium.
Written March 15, 2020
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evadora1
Clermont, FL62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
Frombork is a little charming city , north-east of Gdansk ,in Poland. It is famous for Nicolaus Copernicus who was born here and then spent part of his life. One of the highest class monument is the Cathedral Hill with the XIV century Basilica, the Belfry with the Foucault’s pendulum and the Copernicus Tower where you can see the exhibition connected with Copernicus study. Frombork has some specific charm and unique atmosphere. We experienced it listening to an organ concert in the basilica , than sitting in the shade of the old trees on the Bishop’s Palace yard. and then enjo Quiet, peaceful ,full of memorabilia dating back to the Middle Ages .
Written October 17, 2015
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Mariusz G
47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Business
The Cathedral and several buildings around are situated on a hill overlooking the town and the lagoon. Nicolaus Copernicus was one of six priest of the cathedral and he is also buried here. There is an entry fee to the cathedral but by all means it is worth its price. The church is spectacular and has a nice pipe organ - if there is a concert on the day of the visit you should not miss it as the instrument has a very nice sound. Usually such a concert lasts 20-30 minutes. Copernicus grave was discovered only recently. The story is told on a board next to the grave. His body was identified only because DNA matched with a piece of har found in his manuscript that is in the university library in Sweden.
There is a possibility to hire a guide which I advise to do. The personel at the entry to the cathedral can fix that. I enclose also a photo documenting how an inscription on a grave stone in the cathedral was misspelled and the way it was fixed
Written December 29, 2017
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,999 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Archcathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Andrew in Frombork is a Roman Catholic church which was constructed between 1329 and 1388. It replaced an earlier building dating from 1288 so it is very old. Adult ticket costs 14 pln.
Written June 5, 2022
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daesquiv
San Jose, Costa Rica651 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Came here by pure chance on a sunny summer day driving around and we were not expecting this beautiful church not to mention to find the resting place of Copernicus' remains. I did not know they were here.

The church itself is very nicely decorated like other churches but it is worth the visit and also the 8 pln entrance fee. They take card payment if you do not have cash.
Written October 2, 2017
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Jonas L
153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
A well preserved church with high ceiling and a majestic feel. Listened to a short organ performance which was mesmerizing.

Also hosts the burial place of M. Coepernicus.

Great for architecture lovers.
Written January 2, 2017
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endrju_74
Ipswich, UK4,851 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Large bricked church, located at fortified hill in Frombork, dating back to mid 14th century. Entrance to the church from the courtyard, which is the main place in whole Frombork. Tickets are sold at the entry porch (tickets to the Bell Tower or Radziejowski tower are also sold here). Monumental interior includes about 20 altars, with the main one form 18th century. This is the place, where Nicolaus Copernicus was buried - for the first time soon after his death, and then again in 2010, after the rediscovery of his remains. The biggest attraction of its own are pipe organs, so it is worth every effort to stay in the cathedral long enough to experience an pipe organ concert (few times a day, tue-sun may-september, hours on cathedral web site). The whole cathedral hill (or castle hill for some) is closed for motorised traffic. Car parks are located at the bottom of the hill, close to the port. Frombork is a very small town, so those furthest car parking spaces are only dew minutes walk away. Cathedral hill in Frombork is inscrbed onto a list of Pomnik historii (historic monuments list) - highest recognition in Poland for heritage buildings - since the very beginning of that list, in 1994.
Written March 15, 2020
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CJTravelerTexas
Texas9,003 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
During a week's visit to the beautiful and historic Warmian-Masurian region of Poland, our hosts took us to Frombork, where we were provide a tour of the Archcathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Andrew by a knowledgeable English speaking guide.. We are so glad they made this part of our program. In addition to the beautiful house of worship, one can see where Nicolaus Copernicus worked and lived and view Foulcault's pendulum. During our visit in September 2019 both then exterior and interior of this beautiful church were undergoing considerable repairs and restoration. I'd love to see it again when this is finished. This small town with its massive basilica - rich in history - is well worth making a special trip to visit.
Written September 25, 2019
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Vanesa J
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Very nice view from the top (I'm pregnant 7 months and I made it with no effort)
You can enjoy the atmosphere, not very crowded and nice surroundings.
Written June 10, 2019
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YOKA
Olsztyn, Poland40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Very worth to see the cathedral. A huge brick architecture and very beautiful outside and inside. Staffs are friendly and nice. Also, the bell tower is good to visit too.
Written May 7, 2019
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