Archcathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Andrew, Frombork
(4.5/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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.
It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Archcathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Andrew and many more Frombork attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Frombork trip itinerary planner.
Source
map
Create a full Frombork itinerary

Plan your trip to Frombork

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Warmia-Masuria Province by other users

6 days in Kaunas, Suwalki & Mragowo BY A USER FROM LATVIA June, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Poland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Mikolajki BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Swieta Lipka BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Poland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Czech Republic, Slovakia & Poland BY A USER FROM CAMBODIA November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 35 days in Poland BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Ketrzyn BY A USER FROM ROMANIA October, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Poland BY A USER FROM POLAND October, culture, outdoors, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Olsztyn BY A USER FROM POLAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Mikolajki BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Poland BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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.
    View original
  • age Basilica, available for you to explore outside of time celebrating worship services-a must-see, being in frombork. Next to the planetarium.
    View original
  • 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.
    View original