Royal Chapel, Gdansk, Poland

After the Lutherans took over St. Mary’s Church, King Jan III Sobieski decided that the Catholics of Gdańsk needed somewhere central to worship. So he employed the Royal architect, Tylman of Gameren, to design a Baroque structure for this purpose.

The Chapel was erected between 1678 and 1681 and is by some way the best Baroque building in Gdańsk. Indeed, it stands as a colourful contrast to the mountain of brickwork that is St. Mary’s which it abuts against.

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