TRIP TO TORUŃ
The trip to Toruń will be organized on 15th August (7.00 am.- 2.00 pm.). It costs 49 euro per person. We hathe bus that is why we have to know in advance how many people is going to take the trip to Toruń.
about the City:
Toruń is 50 km away from Włocławek. Listed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 1997, it has many monuments of architecture beginning from the Middle Ages, including 200 military structures. The city is famous for having preserved almost intact its medieval spatial layout and many Gothic buildings, all built from brick, including monumental churches, the Town Hall ...etc The most interesting monuments are:
The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and John the Baptist, an aisled hall church built in the 14th century and extended in the 15th century;
St. Mary's church, a formerly Franciscan aisled hall built in the 14th century
St. Jacob's church, a basilica from the 14th century, with monumental wall paintings and Gothic stalls
The Old Town Hall, begun in 1274, extended and rebuilt between 1391 and 1399, and extended at the end of the 16th century; one of the most monumental town halls in Central Europe
City fortifications, begun in the 13th century, extended between the 14th and 15th centuries, mostly demolished in the 19th century, but partially preserved with a few city gates and watchtowers (among them the so-called Leaning Tower) from the Vistula side.
A Gothic house from the 15th century, where Copernicus was allegedly born (now a museum)
Ruins of the Teutonic Knights' castle from the 13th century
Toruń has the largest number of preserved Gothic houses in Poland, many with Gothic wall paintings or wooden beam ceilings from the 16th to the 18th centuries
An important fact is that Toruń, unlike many other historic cities in Poland, avoided significant destruction during World War II. In particular, the Old Town was left intact, so all its important monuments of architecture are original, not reconstructions.