St. Mary's Church, Gdansk

Religious Site · Church
One of the largest brick churches in the world, St. Mary's Church was begun in the 14th century and can hold 25,000 people. The large hall has enough space for three aisles under the high white arches with carved relief star vaulting. The plain brick Gothic-sytle architecture stands tall in the city center and is an iconic structure for the city. Artwork inside the church, such as the Holy Mother of God sculpture and the Ten Commandants sculpture, date to the 15th and 16th centuries. The organ is a 21st-century addition; its sound fills the space with music. Put St. Mary's Church at the forefront of your travel plans using our Gdansk road trip planning app.
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  • The church is truly impressive. Second biggest brick church in the worlds, it has a volume of 190,000 m3  more »
  • Both the inside and out of this cathedral is absolutely beautiful. Some of the steps are marked so you know you reached a milestone. I can also really appreciate that the entrance and the exit to the....  more »
  • The Big @$# brick beast of Gdansk is a behemoth. It is massive, large and in charge. Soaring like a fist into the heavens it allegedly has some understanding of, the church sprouts upward and...  more »
  • Went up the tower, view was incredible. Quite small viewing platform so there was a limit of who could go up due to social distancing
  • Spectacular views of the city! The stairs are hard to climb for larger people.
  • Way too many tourists taking pictures and talking. It’s supposed to be a place of worship. Didn’t feel holy at all. Still historic and beautiful though.
  • Peaceful Chapel. And at the top of it, we get a mysterious view of the whole city! Worth climbing hundreds of steps to the top. Sunsets are the most beautiful to be watched from there, I think.
  • A few interesting things to see inside but nothing breathtaking. Seems well looked after but the tower entry was not very well regulated. As a result the small platform became overcrowded (especially considering social distancing). This certainly took away from the experience and was also dangerous on the small, old stairs. Would not recomend the tower to people with severe asthma, claustrophobics, people with joint issues or those scared of heights. If you're passing by it's worth a visit.

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