St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Basilica served as a Catholic and Protestant church (in 1572-1945). Built in the years 1346-1502, the church is an example of brick Gothic (typical of the Baltic basin) and is one of the largest temples in the world built in bricks.

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St. John's Church

St. John's seems to have been built from 1377 until the middle of the 15th century. Destroyed during the Second World War, the church was left as it was and served as a backdrop for war films. It was from the 60s that the reconstruction of the church began, allowing it to be used again for worship in the 90s.

St. Bridget's Church

St. Bridget's Church was built first in 1396 in a Gothic style. During the Second World War, the church was burned down and reconstruction was not completed until 1973. After the communist regime, it became a sanctuary, having served as a refuge for the Solidarity Movement's activists.

St. Catherine's Church

St. Katarzyna is the oldest church of Gdańsk, founded in the years 1227-1239. In the years 1555-1945 it was given to the Protestants, the religion of the German majority of the city during those years.