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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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  • 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 »
  • This whole village is very interesting to visit, though it is not part of the touristic route. The cathedral is very beautiful, though it was completely rebuilt after the WWII.  more »
  • The Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Elbląg is one of the oldest temples in the city and from 25 March 1992 is the Cathedral of Elblag diocese. It is located near the Old Town Hall, on the left bank of th...  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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