A visit to St. Mary’s Church in Gdansk (also called St. Mary’s Basilica in Gdansk)
It is hard to imagine visiting Gdansk without paying a visit to the biggest gothic brick church in the world. It is located in the heart of the Old City of Gdansk. When it was completed in 16th century, it could accommodate 20,000 people and the population of Gdansk at that time wasn’t much bigger. First Catholic, later Evangelical, and again since the end of WW2 as most of Gdansk churches became Catholic. Now St. Mary’s Church is the most visited church in Gdansk.
There are numerous works of art worth seeing here: The 15th century Ten Commandments, the beautiful gothic statue of Mary, the Pieta from approx. 1420, The Gdansk Astronomical Clock and a great copy of the Last Judgement by Hansa Memling.
St. Mary’s Church in Gdansk opening hours: everyday
From Monday to Saturday: 8:30 – 17:30 ( in the summertime 1.07 – 31.08 from 8:30 to 18:30)
Sunday and church holidays: 11:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 17:30 (in the summertime 1.07 – 31.08 from 11:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 18:30)
Entrance fees to St. Mary’s Church in Gdansk: free of charge
St. Mary’s church in Gdansk website (in Polish only!) click here
Most Shore Excursions to Gdansk feature a visit to St. Mary’s Basilica in Gdansk.
The sight is on the tour: the Gdansk city tour, in the foodsteps of John Paul II in Gdansk and Gdansk Sopot and Gdynia in one day.