Archcathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Andrew, Frombork
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The Archcathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Andrew in Frombork, Poland, is a Roman Catholic church located at the Cathedral Hill, by the Cathedral St. It was originally constructed from 1329 to 1388.The basilica is one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments, as designated September 16, 1994 and tracked by the National Heritage Board of Poland.HistoryThe astronomer and mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus worked here as a canon (1512–16 and 1522–43). He wrote his epochal work, De revolutionibus orbium cœlestium in Frombork. Shortly after its 1543 publication, Copernicus died there and was buried in the cathedral where his grave was thought to have been found by archaeologists in 2005. This was subsequently confirmed in November 2008 by the publication of the results of DNA tests on fragments of bone and hair found on the skeleton; hair that matched two strands of hair which belonged to Copernicus and are currently located in Uppsala University.In the northwest corner of the cathedral grounds is Copernicus' tower, and in the southwest corner an octagonal building with a square bell tower and a small planetarium and a Foucault's pendulum.
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  • One of the most beautiful and the most interesting places in the Warmia. Cathedral with Cathedral square and the Castle obwarowaniem. Especially I recommend you go for the organ concert, the best bodies I've heard.
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  • age Basilica, available for you to explore outside of time celebrating worship services-a must-see, being in frombork. Next to the planetarium.
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  • The Cathedral Hill very nicely located, surrounded by nothing but the castle walls. If we take a guide (p. Tadeusz or Stanislaus) is we'll find out a lot of interesting information. If we are going to explore the same only with a guide book to not watch the bare walls only, however, something about this place to find out. Visit the tower and see the clock and beautiful views from the observation deck. To see on Castle Hill is still the planetarium (in season you need to reserve a place much earlier) and the Museum.
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