St. Nicholas Cathedral (Katedra Sw. Mikolaja), 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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  • Beautiful historic Cathedral, with views on faith on the observation deck. Business card of Elbląg, indicates the location of the old town. I would recommend.
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  • If you like this sort of things I would recomend to visit. Very oldschool vibe inside, you can climb to the top if you dear  more »
  • The Cathedral can be visited in the middle and go to the top of the completely free. Some of the stairs, however, need to be overcome for such views.
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  • Very beautiful by sunny day. Colors from windows are amazing.
  • Great church
  • Main attraction of Elblag.
  • The Cathedral Church. . Nicholas is one of the oldest sacred objects. In raw, Gothic Interior, you can experience the breath of the past. This is the Temple of the three-nave, indoor with dwuprzęsłowym of the presbytery. Over the centuries it was repeatedly rebuilt and m.in. After the big fire that broke out in April in the wake of the year 1777 automower and also after the devastation caused by war activities in February 1945. To the most interesting sights that can be seen in the Interior of the monumental buildings should be m.in. Bronze baptismal font from 1387 year and made by master Bernhausera and altars donated by characteristics of Poland craftsmen: rafters Poland, Brewers, journeymen szewskich. There is also a statue of the patron saint of the Diocese of Elbląg Saint Adalbert. The temple is the most important Shrine of the relics of the Holy Cross, every Friday of the month the relics receive the honor during the divine services, and every day the reliquary of the Holy Cross is located in the beautiful gothic niche on the right side of the main altar. Next to the Cathedral is a monument to John Paul II. It was founded in order to celebrate the Pope's visit in Elbląg, which took place in the year 1999 and brought together, for the mass. celebrated on the tarmac ok. 300 thousand faithful. Noteworthy is also the path of the Church. This is a unique architectural monument. It is a narrow passage between the houses, the streets on Christmas Eve and a bridge. In the past, this trail was longer. Ran from the old town to the gate of the former Dominican Church.
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  • You can see the Malbork in good weather. Is physical activity. People with claustrophobia. better not included. Not allowed hand baggage-tight.
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