St. Catherine's Church

Gdańsk, Poland

St Catherine's Church is the oldest church in Gdańsk. The first record dates from 1185, when Prince Sobieslaw I built a wooden church. It was replaced with a stone church in 1227-1239. St. Catherine’s church evolved over centuries and only reached its final shape in the mid-15th century. It was a Protestant church from 1545 until 1945, after which it became a Roman Catholic church. There are several magnificent details in the church, like Anton Möller’s triptych painted in 1563-1611.

The tower was destroyed in 1945 in World War II, but rebuilt again in the following decades. Today the church hosts a Tower Clock Museum.

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Katarzynki, Gdańsk, Poland
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Founded: 1227-1239
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Gosia Fraser (2 years ago)
One of the most beautiful churches in Gdansk. Built in 13th century. The tower (not really a spire) is 76m high. Great astronomer Hevelius is buried here, you can also find some other baroque sarcophagi. You might want to notice two unique things - a Madonna of Bolszowiec painting covered with gold and silver and carillon from 17th century. There are 50 bells still used for beautiful concerts that can be listened to especially during the summer.
Michael-Murat Basaran (2 years ago)
Beautiful church. I was here: 29 September 2018
issa malki (2 years ago)
Very nice churge
Curtis Bowden (2 years ago)
It's the church and it has a bell tower and if that's your cup of tea you will enjoy it I think the history of Gdansk revolves around the shipyard and the 1980 s
Kamil Kamil (2 years ago)
Tower including a set of 50 bells. Playing everyday a different song. Inside the museum of the Clock. Panorama view. And the first Pulsar clock of the world.
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