Just to the north and completely overshadowed by St Mary's Church, sits the small Royal Chapel, squeezed between two houses. The only Baroque church in old Gdańsk, it was built between 1678 and 1681 to fulfil the last will of the primate of Poland of the time, Andrzej Olszowski. It was designed by famous royal architect Tylman van Gameren. Its façade is its more attractive feature, and bears the coats of arms of Poland, Lithuania and King Jan III Sobieski (the founder of the chapel).

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Founded: 1678-1681
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Massimiliano Colla (7 months ago)
A must see.
Maarten van der Bent (2 years ago)
Nice Royal Chapel
Nika Beselia (3 years ago)
Beautiful historic temple
Grzegorz Sosnowski (3 years ago)
Ok
Zoran Prole (3 years ago)
This is beautiful really, go check it out!
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