St John’s Church

St John’s Church is another monument on the map of Gdańsk which can be found when strolling along the Motława River towards the Old Town. The church was built in the second half of the 14th century in the Gothic style. Initially, there was a small chapel, but later a basilica church was erected as a branch of St Catherine’s Church – the oldest parish church in Gdańsk. Its history dates back to the 12th century. It was rebuilt after the war and currently houses, among others, the epitaph of Johannes Hevelius, a famous astronomer from Gdańsk. Visitors can also admire the stone altar made in 1612 by Abraham van den Block, which has been preserved until today, as well as paintings along the side aisles. At present, the church is a centre of culture, hosting numerous shows, concerts, exhibitions, and festivals.