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“Ah that view”

Cathedral Church of St. Jacob
Ranked #6 of 61 things to do in Szczecin
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Stavanger, Norway
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Ah that view”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

If you're in Szczecin you can not miss the cathedral. It is one of the oldest monuments in Szczecin, despite the fact that he was almost completely destroyed has been completely renovated. Worth going to find and feel the spirit of old times. For a small price you can use the elevator to the top and enjoy the view of the yard, the river and the old town. Highly recommended

Visited November 2011
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“Strange cathedral with good views”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Even if this church was build in ancient times it completely disappeared during last world war, so today's look owes to a massive reconstruction works in early seventies, which gave it a bit strange look, as some parts of the walls remember much older times, when north wall is completely new and does not fit the rest. In 2008 the restoration of bell tower has finally got to an end with new spire with viewing platform been installed, mostly thanks to EU funding. This is now the biggest attraction of the cathedral and as it is always the case - you have to pay for it (8 PLN). But it is worth the money, as the view is really amazing, with whole Szczecin and beyond, including entangled channels of river Odra estuary. There's also a good news for all the lazy tourists: you don't have to sweat out to see all of this: a set of two lifts will take you onto the viewing platform in no time! Just remember: when first lift comes to a stop - walk off, turn left, and after some 8 meters walk you will find entrance to the second lift. This little link between the lifts is merely marked, if at all. The church itself is more interesting to all of those, who are really fixated in sacred Art. You got to realize most of what you see comes from other churches from all over Pomerania, as the cathedral itself was nearly destroyed in 1944.

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great Views”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

From a distance the church looks quite modern, having had a large rebuilding job after bad damage in the war. However inside is a spacious and elegant church.

You can take the lifts to the viewing platforms in the spire of the church that look out over the city for stunning views.

Visited July 2012
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