Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Saint Catherine Church in Gdansk

13th August 2015
This lovely church with rich history is located near the city centre so very popular with tourists.
This 14th century brick church, the former parish church of the Old Town and where Hevelius was once church administrator, is also his final resting place. You will find his tomb at the rear behind the altar along with an epitaph funded by his grandson nearly 100 years after the great man's death. 












The Church inside after fire in 2006. Definitely needs renovation..

Following a fire in 2006, which resulted in the ceiling collapsing, work to restore the church took a number of years. A fairly spartan scene, the highlight is a 76 metre baroque tower housing a 49-bell carillon, which has chimed on the hour - every hour - since the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII in 1939. The tower contains a small museum dedicated to clock towers but this is only open to the public in the summer.


13 comments:

  1. Looks like a very nice church to visit. Shame about the fire but we have had a few go that way of late in the UK as well

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  2. Seems a great pity that being of such historical importance
    and significance that restoration has not been done after the fire.
    Well done Gosia.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Collin the restoration is very expensive and now they collect money to do it

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  3. It is a nice church, and not overly ornate. Is it a good idea to spend money to restore it? That is for local Polish people to decide.

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    1. Andrew, it was decided to restore it and to do it they sell ecological food

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  4. A nice church worth preserving. It has a lovely garden.

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    1. The setting is liovely with trees which provide shadow

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  5. That church does look ok. Let's hope it's restored to its former glory..

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    1. Margaret it is going to be in a few years

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  6. Too bad about the fire but at least something was able to be saved.

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