Torun Cathedral

Toruń, Poland

Church of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist, since 1935 Minor Basilica, since 1992 the Cathedral of Toruń Diocese, is former main parish church of Old Town of Toruń. One of three Gothic churches of the town, built from brick, an aisled hall with a monumental west tower. The first church from the 13th century was a small hall without aisles and with polygonal presbytery. This was replaced by aisled hall church in the first half of the 14th century, which has been rebuilt many times and extended until it reached its present form at the end of 15th century. Interior is richly decorated and furnished. The earliest painted decorations in the presbytery date back to the 14th century and depict the Crucifixion and the Last Judgement. One of the side chapels is connected with Nicolaus Copernicus. There is a 13th-century baptismal font, supposedly used for baptizing the astronomer, 16th-century epitaph to him, and 18th-century monument. At the tower hangs Tuba Dei, the third-largest bell in Poland, cast in 1500.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Alexandre Bosniac (3 years ago)
Interesting place
JOHN MARTELL (4 years ago)
Magnificent....especially for Christmas midnight mass
Heorhii (4 years ago)
size matters! Impressive structure.
April Gray (5 years ago)
This place needs more love and attention from the church.
Maria Rak (5 years ago)
I was very disappointed the interior felt very dark and gloomy. I thought the cathedral was rather derelict too despite being an import sight seeing destination. Luckily you don't have to pay to see it.
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