The Town Hall

The Town Hall in Toruń is one of the largest brick buildings of that kind in Europe and the most important historical monument within the Old Town of Toruń. For centuries it served as the administrative and commercial hub of…

Holy Spirit Church

The Holy Spirit Church is a late-Baroque edifice raised in mid-18th century as an Evangelical church. Its creation is closely connected with the religious unrest in 1724, as a result of which the local Lutherans lost the Church of Blessed…

Kościół Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Marii Panny
Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was erected in the second half of the 14th century by Franciscan friars, who arrived in Toruń just a few years after the city was founded in 1239. The well-preserved…

Kościół św. Jakuba
St. Jame’s Church

St. James’s church was erected in the first half of the 14th century as a parish church for the residents of the New Town of Toruń founded in 1264. Owing to its unique architectural design,…

Katedra Świętych Janów
SS. Johns’ Cathedral

The Gothic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist received its present-day shape as a result of the multi-stage construction which was interrupted at the turn of the 16th century, after 200 years of works. In…

Brama mostowa
City gates and towers

Dovecote Tower One of many towers that are preserved to temporary times in the town walls from the Vistula River Side, it is called “Dovecote” and was built in the Middle Ages. It was named after pigeon-houses for mail pigeons,…

Zamek dybowski
Dybowski Castle

Dybowski Castle was erected on the left bank of the Vistula by Władysław Jagiełło as the seat of the Polish starosts and a strategic military point to the enforcement of the traffic control on the Vistula and the Polish-Teutonic border.

Zamek krzyżacki
Teutonic Knights’ Castle

The castle in Toruń is among the oldest  structures of that kind erected by the knights of the Teutonic Order on the right side of the Vistula river. Its construction began in mid 13th century. The builders used the earthworks…

Krzywa wieża
The Leaning Tower

The Leaning Tower is a medieval defensive Tower which owes its name to its considerable tilt. A legend has it that the creation of the tower was connected with an offence of one of the Teutonic Knights from Toruń who,…