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Catholic Co-Cathedral of St. Mary, Gdansk
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Bazylika Mariacka



The Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Polish: Bazylika konkatedralna Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny), or St. Mary's Basilica (Polish: Bazylika Mariacka) for short, is a Roman Catholic co-cathedral, located in Gdansk, Poland.



Five interesting facts about Bazylika Mariacka:

  • It was build from brick in Gothic style in 1346–1506 to a design by the Danzig architect Heinrich Ungeradin.
  • In 1945, it was seriously damaged by the Red Army and its restoration took place in the 1950s.
  • With a length of 105.5 meters (346 ft), this is the second largest brick church in the world after San Petronio Basilica in Bologna, Italy.
  • Inside the church is room for 25,000 people.
  • The massive tower (405 steps above the city) has a height of 82 m (269 ft).

Bazylika Mariacka
Tower of St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Bazylika Mariacka
Astronomical Clock (built in 1464–1470), St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Zodiac Signs Clock
Zodiac Signs Clock, St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Bazylika Mariacka
Calendar of Saints, St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Bazylika Mariacka
Interior of the St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Bazylika Mariacka
Angel sculpture, St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Bazylika Mariacka
Angel sculpture, St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Bazylika Mariacka
Angel sculpture, St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Bazylika Mariacka
Sculptures, St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Bazylika Mariacka
Façade of St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Bazylika Mariacka
Inside stairs of the tower of S. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
Bazylika Mariacka
East view of the city from the tower of St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
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Northeast view of the city from the tower of St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk
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Mariacka street and St. Mary's Basilica in the distance, Gdansk
Gdansk, Polska
St. Mary's Basilica in the distance, Gdansk


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