Collegiate Church

Dobre Miasto, Poland

The Gothic collegiate complex built from 1357–1389, with a splendid church, on which Pope John Paul II conferred the title of minor basilica (1989). Undoubtedly, one of the biggest tourist attractions beside the magnificent interior and furnishings of the church is the organ with 49 tones and 3522 pipes. The former capitulary library houses a parish museum, which is open to visitors. It contains the remains of the old outfit of the collegiate. Unfortunately, the rich vault as well as the collection of books and manuscripts largely scattered after World War II.

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Founded: 1357-1389
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Grzegorz Szaliński (4 months ago)
A majestic temple in the brick Gothic style characteristic for this region. The furnishings are breathtaking - altars, statues, a pulpit, a baptismal fence, stalls, paintings - masterpieces of Gothic, Late Gothic and Baroque created over the course of several centuries. In the courtyard of the adjoining buildings, there is a well-kept patio surrounded by stylish cloisters.
Piotr Jędrzejewski (5 months ago)
A beautiful temple and the area directly adjacent to it.
Białostockie Biuro Nieruchomości (5 months ago)
Gorgeous! It amazes with its size! And no wonder, because it is the second largest Gothic temple in Warmia. We had the opportunity to visit and inside. Admire, among others wonderful gothic sculptures. And of course, also feel the greatness and this power. Magnificent vaults. The whole collegiate church complex also has to be visited and watched. It's a great place! Don't miss Dobre Miasto because you have to visit it, see it and feel the atmosphere of Cittaslow.
Radek Szeszko (7 months ago)
It makes an impression. A large, high brick church from the 14th century.
A A (8 months ago)
The monumental temple is impressive and is the second largest church in Warmia. Unfortunately, I could only see the collegiate basilica from the outside, as it was closed during my visit to Dobre Miasto. Hence my 3-star rating. This Gothic pearl should be available to tourists and to believers who, while passing through, want to visit the church for prayer and not admire its interior from behind bars. Maybe next time it will work.
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