St. Mary’s Church (Bazylika Mariacka) is a Roman Catholic church situated in the Polish city, Gdansk. It is one of the largest brick churches in the world, with construction starting in 1343 and being completed in 1502. The huge Brick Gothic church has had various architects work on various areas of its build, the original designs were drawn up by Heinrich Ungeradin. The church served as a Roman Catholic and Lutheran church for many years. The church is a triple-aisled hall church that has a capacity of 25,000. The church’s bell tower is a dominant feature in the Gdansk skyline, as are its five smaller spires.
The church is situated in the Old Town district of Gdansk. Gdansk is a fairly small city so most of its sights are accessible on foot. It is a 15-minute walk away from the main transport hub of the city ‘Gdansk Glowny’.
Opening Times and Admission
The church is open daily to visitors. In the summer months (May-September), Monday to Saturday 8.30am-6.30pm and Sunday 11am-noon and 1pm-5pm. The church operates on slightly shorter hours in the winter months (October-April). Admission to the church costs 4PLN for adults and 2PLN for concessions. You can climb the steps of the bell tower to an observation deck for 6PLN.