Gniezno Cathedral

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Gniezno Cathedral
Bazylika Archikatedralna Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Marii Panny i św. Wojciecha (Polish)
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Adalbert (English)
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Basic information
Location Gniezno, Poland
Affiliation Roman Catholic
District Old Town
Architectural description
Architectural style Gothic
Completed c. 11th century
Specifications

The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Adalbert (Polish: Bazylika Archikatedralna Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Marii Panny i św. Wojciecha) is a Gothic cathedral in Gniezno, Poland.

The Cathedral is known for its twelfth-century (ca. 1175), two-winged bronze doors decorated with scenes of martyrdom of St. Wojciech and a silver relic coffin of that saint. The coffin was made by Peter von der Rennen of pure silver in 1662 after the previous one (established in 1623 by King Sigismund III Vasa) was robbed by the Swedes in 1655, during the Deluge.[1]

The cathedral is one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments (Pomnik historii), as designated September 16th, 1994 and tracked by the National Heritage Board of Poland.

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Coordinates: 52°32′14″N 17°35′49″E / 52.537121°N 17.596858°E / 52.537121; 17.596858