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St. Catherine's Church (Kościół św. Katarzyny)

Profesorska 3, 80-856 Gdańsk, Poland
+48 58 301 15 95
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Phoenix from the flames Gdansk  Poland

Phoenix from the flames

On a sweltering summer's day in May 2006, just a few months after my arrival in Gdańsk, I (along with thousands of others) watched in stunned silence as Św. Katarzyny went up in flames. It was a veritable inferno and most of the church, the oldest in the city, was left in ashes.

Thankfully, however, much of the interior artwork & decoration had been removed in time and a mammoth rebuilding project has since seen the church restored to it's former glory.