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Gniezno (Poland)

Practical information on Gniezno

  • Place or Religious Monument
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3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
186 miles west of Warsaw by car
When to go

All year round, though it's more pleasant in summer

Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Gniezno

Timothée D. Seasoned Traveller
271 written opinions

A small city of around 70,000 inhabitants located in the centre of Poland, Gniezno was one of the first Polish capitals and serves as one of the country's main religious centres.

My suggestion:
Unless you're particularly interested in the history of Poland or religious history, I recommend staying in the large neighbouring city of Poznań and visiting Gniezno from there.
My review

Wandering around the streets in the little centre of Gniezno is a very pleasant experience. Its medieval buildings have been relatively well restored, and at the central square, which feels traditional in atmosphere and ambiance, there are some beautiful Baroque facades to be seen.

However, the main attraction of Gniezno is its incredible cathedral, whose archbishop is the primate of Poland, making this one of the most important Christian sites in Poland; it is also the place where the kings of Poland were crowned, thus lending it similar importance to Westminster Abbey in London. The memories I have of my visit are those of a breathtaking 11th-century cathedral and a city with a very pleasant and agreeable little centre. In summary, this is an enjoyable place to visit in central Poland.

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