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The Baltic Coast and Pomerania Sights

Katedra św. Jakuba (The Cathedral of St. Jacob)

  • ul. św. Jakuba 1 Map It
  • Szczecin
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's Review

The cathedral's first incarnation was built on this spot in the late 12th century and was later replaced by a Gothic, three-aisle church built between the 13th and 14th centuries. In 1456, the 390-foot tower and the vaults collapsed. The present tower dates back to late 15th century and holds one of the biggest Polish bells, the baroque "Saint Jacob." Each of the church's three aisles is of equal height, so light fills the vast, homogenous space. Partly rebuilt after World War II, the modest, white-walled interior includes a 14th-century triptych from Ciećmierz and a 15th-century Pietà from Lubniewice. The biggest stained-glass window in Pomerania is in the eastern wall. Since 2008, organ music festivals have been held here annually in summer.

Sight Information

Address:

ul. św. Jakuba 1, Szczecin, West Pomerania, Poland

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Phone:

091-433–05–95

Published 07/06/2017

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