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Church of St. Jacob Cathedral

Stanislawa Staszica 11, Olsztyn 11-041, Poland
+48 89 527 32 80
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A mystical place

Like the castle, this church is also built of brownish-red brick and it is a huge building. It... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Mira V
Loce pri Poljcanah, Slovenia
Very impressive church from outside

We visited this excellent church with our kids. The church seems so big and gorgeous from outside... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
farmakeros f
Larisa, Greece
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24 Aug 2017
“A mystical place”
15 Aug 2017
“Very impressive church from outside”
Stanislawa Staszica 11, Olsztyn 11-041, Poland
+48 89 527 32 80
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Like the castle, this church is also built of brownish-red brick and it is a huge building. It looks awe-inspiring outside, but inside it is really magnificent. It is very dark and cool, but once your eyes get used to the little light inside, one...More

Thank Mira V
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We visited this excellent church with our kids. The church seems so big and gorgeous from outside, but you don't feel the same thing when you enter. However we recommend to see it outside and inside.

Thank farmakeros f
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Interesting medieval church (XIV century) built up of red bricks in typical "Baltic-gothic" style. Big and impresive with masive tower. Very rich decoration inside in different styles.

Thank DejanNS72
Reviewed 10 August 2016

It is impressive basilica hiding long history of the Warmia region. Definitely must to see on the trail of Gothic architecture

Thank Michalina L
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Went to my cousin's wedding in this Basilica on 25 june, 2016. The Basilica is imposing and well kept. The service despite had been given in Polish, the priest did do part of the service in English and read a paragraph in Spanish, which depicted...More

Thank 19ch65
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Beautiful 14th century cathedral is one of the landmarks of Olszty.n. The place is worth seeing no matter which religion yu follow if any. Brick walls, massive multi platform front tower, great decoration and a scent of the past will charm almost every visitor. Take...More

Thank valkirius
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Church building with modest furnishings, old was burned during the Napoleonic Wars. Very interesting architecture, equally interesting surroundings. I like to spend some time here.

Thank ziemowits679
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

The church is early accessible by public transport and it has lot's of historical relevance to the city. Unfortunately you will need some Polish language skill or a Polish friend to explain and show you around

Thank Adekunle A
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Over 600 years old Gothic cathedral is one of the most precious churches in the Warmia region. If you're interested in religious art and architecture, then this place is definitely worth your time. Check local postings for organ concerts.

1  Thank SunnyInes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Normally, I wouldn't review the church but you might be interested in organ concerts that take place there (for sure in summer, I don't know if in winter too).

Thank Basia K
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