Gothic Architecture of Gdansk: St. Mary Co-Cathedral

Bazylika konkatedralna Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny

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 the Co-cathedral of St. Mary:

  • It was built 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).


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Façade of the St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk

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Inside stairs of the tower of S. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk

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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

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Interior of the St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk

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Astronomical Clock (built in 1464–1470), St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk

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Calendar of Saints, St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk

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Zodiac Signs Clock, St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk

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Interior of the St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk

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Angel sculpture, St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk

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Angel sculpture, St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk

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Angel sculpture, St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk

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Sculptures, St. Mary's Basilica, Gdansk

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St. Mary's Basilica in the distance, Gdansk


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