Gniezno, the first capital of Poland 4 hours by car

Discover Gniezno, the first capital of Poland and cradle of the Polish state. Beautifully set on five hills among 3 lakes, Gniezno witnessed major historical events both as a royal and a religious seat. 

Church capital of Poland since 1417, Gniezno was the place of Polish kings’ coronations for almost 300 years.

Take time to explore the picturesque Old Town and enjoy the atmosphere of this unusual place. 

Our guide will share the rich history of the town while you wend your way through the cobblestone streets to the famous Royal Gniezno Cathedral (The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Adalbert). The history of the cathedral dates back to the end of the 9th century when an oratory was built in the shape of a rectangular nave. Rebuilt in the 14th century, the cathedral is known for its two-winged bronze doors decorated with scenes from the life of St. Adalbert, bishop of Prague, killed during his missionary expedition to Prussia in 10th century. His remains are interred in a silver coffin inside the cathedral.

You can enjoy the city views from the cathedral tower.

Our tour will then continue to the Museum of the Origins of the Polish State. Here you will find archeological finds and works of art from pre-Slavic times to the end of the Piast dynasty.

Afterwards we will visit the Archdiocesan Museum that houses a collection of sacred sculptures and paintings.