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Churches on the Old Town

  • SS. Johns' Cathedral
    The Gothic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist received its present-day shape as a result of the multi-stage construction which was interrupted at the turn of the 16th century, after 200 years of works. In the Middle Ages it was the most important church in Toruń as it had the function of the Old Town parish church congregating worshippers from the entire town.
  • Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was erected in the second half of the 14th century by Franciscan friars, who arrived in Toruń just a few years after the city was founded in 1239. The well-preserved monumental Gothic edifice is the third, possibly the fourth, church built on this site.
  • St. Jame's Church
    St. James's church was erected in the first half of the 14th century as a parish church for the residents of the New Town of Toruń founded in 1264. Owing to its unique architectural design, it is considered as the most beautiful Gothic sacral building in Toruń. The church was built based on the designs of the western-European stone cathedrals – the weight of the vaults over the nave was transferred onto the flying buttresses.
  • Holy Spirit Church
    The Holy Spirit Church is a late-Baroque edifice raised in mid-18th century as an Evangelical church. Its creation is closely connected with the religious unrest in 1724, as a result of which the local Lutherans lost the Church of Blessed Virgin Mary, which they previously owned.