Archcathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Andrew, Frombork

(4.5/5 based on 40 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.
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  • To the same Cathedral not wchodzilam, because the home was paid. But the same hill the Cathedral presents August impressing. Being on a hill, it is necessary to enter the Tower, from which we have a beautiful view of the town and the Vistula Lagoon. Please note! Hard blows.
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  • a few kilometers from the border with the Russian enclave. This Cathedral being fortified looks more like a castle than a church. Beautiful the glance from below or going up and entering the courtyard surrounded by high walls where there is a church and a tower that houses the Observatory Museum. This is the city of Copernicus and I think in the Cathedral will be his tomb. Shame we could not visit the Interior because everything closes at 17 (in summer) and the ticket office an hour earlier. However, already see the site from the outside is really very impressive
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  • A well preserved church with high ceiling and a majestic feel. Listened to a short organ performance which was mesmerizing. Also hosts the burial place of M. Coepernicus. Great for architecture lovers...  more »