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St. Catherine's Church (Kosciol Sw. Katarzyny)

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Address: ul. Wielkie, Gdansk, Poland
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+48 58 305 64 92
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a good Gothic church in an interesting area of Gdansk

A good Gothic church with many different vaulting patterns and chapels and an impressively substantial west tower. It is also in an interesting area, near Jack's Tower originally... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good Gothic church with many different vaulting patterns and chapels and an impressively substantial west tower. It is also in an interesting area, near Jack's Tower originally part of the city walls, and across from the very imposing Great Mill, erected in the mid-14th century by the Teutonic Order, indicating the source of some of their wealth.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Not completely restored, but this is the oldest church in Gdansk. Not to miss it. You can climb the tower.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

You can read all about the history in other reviews and there's information in the church itself making this a must for history buffs and those who enjoy churches and their architecture. The highlight for me was the tiny door to the right of the main entrance for going up to the Bell Tower and higher which has a traffic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

It is worth a visit to to St. Catherine's Church, if for no other reason to witness the spirit of the Polish people. St Catherine's church is the oldest church in Gdansk, built in 1227. It was almost totally destroyed during WWII, but renovated. In 2006, a fire in the church almost destroyed it again. The parishioners rushed in and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Not completely restored and, maybe for this reason, even more nice. You can feel the past and think to have been sent to another time. Fascinating as much as old.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It take some stairs to reach the top, but you can admire the best view of the Old City of Gdansk. Worth the trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

From the outside the brick building looked a little dark and austere but inside it was so light and the various chapels were beautiful with some beautiful statues and icons - well worth the visit which was a stop off point on our city tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The eldest of the Old Town churches. Church with very long tradition... and soul. In the tower You can find one of two unusual music instruments in Gdańsk - CARILLON (containing 50 different sized bells). In the tower there is also The Tower Clocks Museum, where You can see the first Pulsar clock - installed in the 2011. In 2006... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

410 steps with 3 years child on hands :) Worth it! Great view from above. Impresive view of the gothic ceiling from the other side.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

The church itself is very nice, but the cool thing about it is the church tower, which gives an amazing view over the city.

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