St. Mary's Church
The Basilica of the Holy Virgin Mary in Gdansk is astonishing and even somewhat daunting with its stern monumentality. Construction began in 1343 and took almost 160 years. The length of the cathedral is over 100 meters, and the height of its vaults is about 30 meters. It is the largest Gothic structure in the city, the largest brick church in Europe, and one of the largest European churches in the world.
That this place is definitely worth including in your itinerary for Gdansk!
The Golden House in Gdansk is known to everyone. It is one of the most beautiful architectural creations of the city. The house was built for Mayor Speymann, a wealthy merchant, generous patron of the arts, and his wife Judith.
Built in 1609 according to the design of Abraham van den Block, this building gained its popularity due to its rich frontal facade. Interestingly, the sculptural decorations for it were initially ordered from Italy, transported by sea, and sank along with the ship during transportation. Therefore, they were replaced with decorations intended for the rear facade. It is hard to imagine, looking at all the splendor of the "Golden House," what masterpieces were forever buried in the sea abyss.
By the way, there is a legend about the house, indicating that sometimes the spirit of the beautiful Judith Speymann wanders the corridors and whispers, "Act justly, fear no one."