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Katedra pw. św. Mikołaja, Elblag
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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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  • Cathedral in the heart of the city. Surrounded by charming houses, close to the channel and several attractions.
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  • This is the most important monument of the Elbląg old town. Solid Cathedral dominates the town, and the middle of raw poprotestancki and several gothic altars.
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  • One of the main sights of Elbląg, can be seen from several kilometers away. There are often concerts such as choralne. Recommend
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  • Main attraction of Elblag.
  • Very beautiful by sunny day. Colors from windows are amazing.
  • Beautifully restored City Centre, the Cathedral with some beautifully carved ancient altars. Good city overview from the city gate, here a free ascent to the tourist office and then continue upward is possible.
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  • Very grazu
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