St. Catherine's Church, Gdańsk

St Catherine's Church (Polish: Kościół św. Katarzyny, German: Katharinenkirche) is the oldest church in Gdańsk, Poland. It was a Protestant church from 1545 until the end of World War II in 1945, after which it returned to the Catholic Church.

St. Catherine's Church
St. Catherine's Church in Gdańsk
Polish: Kościół rektorski pw. św. Katarzyny w Gdańsku
St. Catherine's Church in Gdańsk
church in 2012, after repairs
54°21′15″N 18°39′05″E / 54.35417°N 18.65139°E / 54.35417; 18.65139
LocationGdańsk
CountryPoland
DenominationRoman Catholic
Previous denominationLutheran
Websitewww.gdansk.karmelici.pl
History
StatusChurch
FoundedXIIIc.
DedicationSt. Catherine of Alexandria
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Stylebrick gothic
Completed1227–1239
Specifications
Length61.5 m
Spire height76 m
MaterialsBrick
Bells50 (carillion)
Administration
ArchdioceseRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Gdańsk
St Catherine's in the 1770s

It houses the world's first pulsar clock (since 2011), the Museum of Turret Clocks (part of the Museum of Gdańsk) and previously (2000-2006) an art gallery (in its attic).

In 2006 it suffered a major roof fire.

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