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Mariacki Church in Gdansk - the largest brick Gothic church in the world!

Dominating the city’s skyline is the Gothic Church of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, commonly called St. Mary’s Church or the Mariacki Church. The Church was built in several stages between 1343 and 1502 and stands today as the largest brick Gothic church in the world, at a height of 76.6 meters. Standing in front of the tower, one has the impression that the church is so massive that it’s sinking into the ground, or that it has its own gravity. Interestingly, the tower has a flat top, rather than a spire - this is said to accommodate a gentle giant named Stolem who sometimes visited the city and needed a place to sit!

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