St. Nicholas Cathedral

Elbląg, Poland

St. Nicholas Cathedral is a Gothic church established in circa 1247. When the burghers of Elbing (Elbląg) first attempted to adopt the Protestant Reformation in 1525, the provost of St. Nicholas Church maintained Catholic practice. Since 1539 the city council tacitly tolerated and gradually openly promoted Lutheranism, so that St. Nicholas Church had become a Lutheran church by 1573.

Following King Sigismund III's Prussian regency contract (1605) with Joachim Frederick of Brandenburg and his Prussian enfeoffment contract (Treaty of Warsaw, 1611) with John Sigismund of Brandenburg these two rulers of Ducal Prussia guaranteed free practice of Catholic religion in prevailingly Lutheran Prussia. Based on these contracts Prince-Bishop Szymon Rudnicki of Ermland/Warmia achieved the restitution of St. Nicholas as Roman Catholic parish church in 1612, then the only one in Elbing, and remaining a Catholic church since.

St. Nicholas was damaged by fire in the late 18th century, then destroyed in World War II and reconstructed. In 1992, the building was elevated to the status of cathedral.

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Mostowa 32, Elbląg, Poland
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Founded: 1247
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Aleksander Sandomierski (21 months ago)
Ten sakralny budynek od razu przykuwa uwagę. Szczególnie ze wzgledu na wieżę widokową z której widać całe miasto. Wejscie na wieżę zajmuje tylko chwilę a widoki niezapomniane. Z gory widac jaki potencjał drzemie w mieście.
Marta D (2 years ago)
Katedrę oceniam od strony wizualnej, pomijając kwestie religijne. Piękny obszerny kościół z darmową wieżą widokową na miasto. Niedawno odświeżone cegiełki i piękne rzeźby. Polecam obiekt, szczególnie w celach turystycznych. :)
Gunnar Sodisker (3 years ago)
Great church
Piotr L (4 years ago)
Main attraction of Elblag.
Julien GUERINEAU (4 years ago)
Very beautiful by sunny day. Colors from windows are amazing.
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