Holy Trinity Church

Gdańsk, Poland

The imposing Church of the Holy Trinity was built by Franciscan monks in 1420-1514. In 1480, the Chapel of St Anne was constructed alongside the church. This towering Gothic building, adjoining a former Franciscan monastery (now the National Museum), is among the best preserved buildings in the city.

The altar is offset by a lofty whitewashed interior and the wide expanse of floor is cobbled with tombstones, including an epitaph of the Marquis of Oria who died in Gdansk. The marquis donated over 1,000 valuable books to the city library. The church contains the oldest surviving pulpit in Gdansk – it dates from 1541 and is another remarkable example of local wood carving. Beside the church is a half-timbered galleried house dating from the 17th century.

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Founded: 1420-1514
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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janusz pl (2 years ago)
Najlepsza ruchoma szopka w Gdańsku u Franciszkanów.A na dziedzińcu żywa szopka nie zapomnijcie coś zabrać dla gąski,kurki,osiołka i kózki. Można zostawić w skrzynce przed szopka.Trzeba szopki zobaczyć na żywo bo wszystko się rusza jak żywe .
Marcin Słodczyk (2 years ago)
Jedyny kościół w Polsce gdzie zachowało sie średniowieczne lektorium czyli sciana oddzielająca prezbiterium od nawy
Jakub Szczepański (2 years ago)
Piękny kościół raz do roku mają wystawę żywych zwierząt i ruchomą szopkę
Grzegorz Słomka (2 years ago)
Jest to Kościół najpiękniejszy w architekturze. Od 1419 roku zarządzany przez franciszkanów. U nich znalazł miejsce ociemniały bibliofil markiz Oria, który podarował ocalały księgozbiór po zatonięciu kogi. Było to przyczynkiem do powstania biblioteki. Uratowano 5 skrzyń a w nich ponad tysiąc woluminów. Obecnie są one w Bibliotece PAN publicznej zgodnie z wolą darczyńcy. Znajduje się przy ulicy Wałowej. OMarkiz Oria mieszkał do końca życia w Klasztorze Franciszkanów przy ul. Toruńskiej (obecne Muzeum Narodowe) a w Kościele Świętej Trójcy jest pochowany i tam znajduje się Epitafium jemu poświęcone. W kościele tym ponadto jest 8 innych epitafium i 160 płyt nagrobnych. Piękne organy usytuowane asymetrycznie, szopka ruchoma dla dzieci a dorośli też długo nie mogą od niej odejść. W krótkiej formie nie do opisania - a gdzie jeszcze Kaplica Św. Anny, o której można pisać i pisać a była zbudowana dla wiernych wyznania katolickiego (głównie polscy mieszkańcy), w czasach gdy kościół był w rękach innych wyznań np protestantow. Kaplica do dziś urzeka pięknem i ciszą .....w sercu.
David Berger (4 years ago)
Beautiful.
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