Frombork Cathedral

Frombork, Poland

The Archcathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Andrew in Frombork was constructed during 1329-1388. The astronomer and mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus worked there as a canon (1512–16 and 1522–43). He wrote his epochal work, De revolutionibus orbium cœlestium in Frombork. Shortly after its 1543 publication, Copernicus died there and was buried in the cathedral where his grave was thought to have been found by archaeologists in 2005. This was subsequently confirmed in November 2008 by the publication of the results of DNA tests on fragments of bone and hair found on the skeleton; hair that matched two strands of hair which belonged to Copernicus and are currently located in Uppsala University.

In the northwest corner of the cathedral grounds is Copernicus' tower, and in the southwest corner an octagonal building with a square bell tower and a small planetarium and a Foucault's pendulum. Frombork suffered destruction during the Polish–Swedish wars. Between 1626 and 1635 it was occupied by Gustavus Adolphus of Swedenwho looted the cathedral and removed many cultural artefacts, including Copernicus' manuscripts to Sweden.

The town and cathedral were badly damaged in World War II. After the war the cathedral was meticulously reconstructed.

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Founded: 1329-1388
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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kasia1m1t (2 years ago)
"Orła marketingu" przyznajemy Grażynce z kas muzealnych. Madka: "Dlaczego dzieci nie mogą iść do planetarium?"; Grażyna: "Bo będą przeszkadzały". Grażynko, spróbuj tak: "Bardzo nam przykro, ale podczas seansu występują specyficzne warunki / jest ciemno / głośno i istnieje obawa, że Państwa pociechy / potomstwo będą miały za dużo wrażeń. Dlatego, wychodząc naprzeciw komfortowi / dobremu samopoczuciu małych ludzi zapraszamy, gdy skończą 10 lat" A tak poza tym, to po fotce na tle wzgórza i przy grobie Kopernika, polecam kawę w Santosie w Braniewie
danuta galikowska (2 years ago)
Nasze ogromne dziedzictwo narodowe.Dobra wiadomość, że zostały przyznane środki finansowe na remont Wzgórza Katedralnego. No niestety, jak zwykle zbyt niskie, by starczyło na potrzeby. Trudno jest ocenić to wspaniałe, dumne miejsce gwiazdkami. Gwiazdki są dla ludzi, którzy przez całe lata robili wszystko, aby świetność tego miejsca zachwycała nieodmiennie. Warto tu być, zobaczyć, warto wysłuchać koncertu organowego w katedrze. To tu właśnie przyjeżdżają muzycy z całej Europy, aby mieć możliwość zagrania na fromborskich organach. Jednych z najlepszych w Europie. Warto odwiedzić Frombork, miasteczko niezwykle urokliwie położone nad Zalewem Wiślanym, oparte o klify Wysoczyzny Elbląskiej. Przez miasto biegnie trasa rowerowa Green Velo. Miasto pięknie się rozwija. Jest coraz bardziej przyjazne turystom. Miejsce nie tylko godne polecenia - to przyjemność i zaszczyt tu być.
Dina Lewicki (2 years ago)
Beeindruckende Kathedrale, die das Grab von Nikolaus Kopernikus u.a. beherbergt. Wunderbar geschnitzte Beichtstühle und Altare, ganz besondere Wandmalereien - muss man gesehen haben!!
Andrzej Naporowski (2 years ago)
Cały Frombork jest cudowny .Zabytki ,kawiarnie,restauracje na każdą kieszeń itd......ale jest jeden problem .W centrum miasta gdzie są liczne knajpki i jadłodajnie znajduje się kanał sciekowy nazwany dumnie Kanałem Kopernika.Wladze miasta powinny pomyśleć o oczyszczeniu go z glonów. Przy niskim stanie wody i wysokiej temperaturze zapach odstrasza turystów korzystających z knajpek.Duzy minus
Hi Marvin (3 years ago)
This place is awesome. Beautiful. And Copernic!
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