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Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Elblag
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Standing near a building that is around 770 years old is enough to make anyone's hair stand on end.
It is truly humbling to stand witness to something like this and see the history in the surrounding town.
A must see..

Thank Robin_Clare-Talbot
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

This whole village is very interesting to visit, though it is not part of the touristic route. The cathedral is very beautiful, though it was completely rebuilt after the WWII.

Thank Ana L
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Elbląg is one of the oldest temples in the city and from 25 March 1992 is the Cathedral of Elblag diocese. It is located near the Old Town Hall, on the left bank of the river Elbląg. This is one of the highest temples in Poland with the height of 97 meters.

It was built in the Gothic style in the first half of the XIII century. It has been damaged severely in fire caused by a struck of thunder in 1777 and rebuilt shortly after. In 1907 a brick tower in Renaissance Style has been added which has been opened to the public in 2015 with an observation terrace on the 68 meters height.
The cathedral itself has been severely damaged again [altogether with almost all old town] by Russian Army entering Elblag in February 1945 after capitulation of Germans.
Present shape of the cathedral has been established after reconstruction works during years 1948-65.

The observation terrace can be reached by climbing 366 steps which takes roughly 15 minutes [depending on your shape of course]. It’s opened 6 days a week from Tuesday to Sunday from 15 of April until 15 of October. Entrance is free. Due to security reasons there only can be 10 people on the observation terrace at the same time. Opening hours are as follows:
Tue – Fri: 10am – 5pm
Sat: 10am – 2pm
Sunday: 2pm – 5pm
In a good weather conditions you can see not only panorama of the Elblag city, Bazantarnia Park and Zulawy District with close by Druzno Lake but also outlines of located 30 km away Malbork city.

The interior of the Cathedral was built in Gothic style, and is not inferior in richness of its appearance. Special attention deserves the bronze baptismal font dating from the year of 1387, wooden statues of the Apostles and the patron Saint of the Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

As a born citizen of Elblag I can surely say that both interior of the cathedral and the observation terrace are definitely worth a visit.

Thank BO S
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

If you are in Elblag, you have to visit cathedral. You can walk up on the tower and see whole town. After WWII it was destroyed in 90% so maybe its not original but you should see it. It's a symbol of town.

Thank Paweł B
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

Eye-catching building on Elblag's old town.
Nicely placed and worth seeing if you're in the city.
Definitely towers over the old town. Very specious inside

Thank Alex007andra
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