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“Climb up the 420 steps to the top.It is worth it.”
Review of St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Church
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Shoreham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Climb up the 420 steps to the top.It is worth it.”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

It is a huge ,interesting church in the centre of the Old Town . If you are fit then climb to the top .
It is brilliant seeing the attics and bells on the way up. Once at the top you have a great view of the city. ( It is only 50 pence the climb the tower).

Visited August 2012
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“Do not miss this (massive) Gothic masterpiece”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Although the tower and spires of this Gothic church is visible from most points in the city, interestingly it is harder to make out when one is standing next to it- because of the sheer massiveness of the structure. As a matter of fact, currently it is the largest brick church in the world, with a length of over 100 meters and a tower approaching 77meters, and can hold up to 25,000 people (put to the test during the papal visit in 1999).

Built in stages between 1343 and 1502, the church was severely damaged during the Second World War during the Soviet liberation of Gdansk and most of the historic tombs were destroyed and treasures lost to looters. However, many valuable pieces of art that were hidden away during the war survived the chaos and some have been retrieved. Especially noteworthy are the 46-chord organ, a late-gothic main alter depicting God the Father, Mary, and Christ sitting together on three incredible thrones and a remarkable timepiece. Built in the 15th century the astronomical clock still contains a majority of its original elements and tells not only time, but also the day, month, lunar phase, the positions of the sun and moon in relation to the Zodiac, with Adam and Eve ringing in the hours. Even for the non-religious, this church is certainly worth a visit due to its history and the treasures within.

Visited July 2012
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Bierbeek, Belgium
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“The kosciol is in fact a bazylika”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Located right in the middle of the old town, arrange for a guide to discover the beauty and history of the main church

Visited July 2012
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Trondheim, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Worth a visit!”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Nice and absolutely stunning size of this church.We went to a organ concert (every friday evening until september) and what a sound!! the acoustic within was breath taking and together with the atmosphere it was an unforgetting experience.

Visited July 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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“Liked going to the top”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

It's like most other churches in Poland, but in this one you can climb 400 steps to the roof. On your way up you get to walk up some tightly spiraled stairs and see the church bells.

Visited July 2012
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