Katedra pw. św. Mikołaja, Elblag

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#5 of 16 in Historic Sites in Warmia-Masuria Province
St. Nicholas Cathedral is a 13th-century Gothic church in Elbląg, Poland. Established in circa 1247, the church became Lutheran in 1573. It was damaged by fire in the late 18th century and suffered damage during the World War II. It was elevated to the status of cathedral in 1992.HistoryWhen the burghers of Elbing 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 with Joachim Frederick of Brandenburg and his Prussian enfeoffment contract 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.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Like in the title. The church has great stained glasses and nice design inside. I recommend to go to the tower of the church, where is breath-taken view on the all city.  more »
  • June 27, 2017
    The Church overlooks the square and the entire city. just across the channel. The square is always full of people and events take place all the time. The view stretches between the buildings that surround, colorful and well maintained.
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  • March 15, 2017
    Standing near a building that is around 770 years old is enough to make anyone's hair stand on end. It is truly humbling to stand witness to something like this and see the history in the surrounding ...  more »
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  • Great church
  • Very beautiful by sunny day. Colors from windows are amazing.
  • Main attraction of Elblag.
  • Very cute Gothic Cathedral, magnificent stained-glass Windows. Free entrance to the towers, where you can enjoy beautiful views and panoramic view of the whole.
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  • The Gothic Cathedral from the time of the Teutonic Knights, recently in the week you can go to the tower and admire the panoramic view of the city and the surrounding area.
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