Top Historic Sights in Lebork, Poland

Explore the historic highlights of Lebork

St. James' Church

St. James Church is one of the oldest buildings in Lębork. The Gothic brick church was built c. 1400. A square tower with the main entrance decorated with an ogival portal adjoins it in the west. Sider walls supported by buttresses have big ogival windows. The church has three naves with stellar vaults. The altar represents the Baroque style and pulpit Rococo. An unique diamond vault has been preserved in the sacrist ...
Founded: c. 1400 | Location: Lebork, Poland

Lebork Castle

Lębork Castle history begins from the first half of the 14th century. It was built and the town founded by Teutonic Knights. The stronghold was built on a square-like plan, with a residential building adjacent to a section from the stronghold’s southern part to the defensive wall, along the entire side of the square. The other two corners were fitted with quadrangular towers. One peculiarity of the Castle desig ...
Founded: 14th century | Location: Lebork, Poland

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

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Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.