Gothic, Baroque, half-timbered houses, built of wood, brick, or filled with clay or plastered – only Pomerania offers such a diversity of religious buildings. The rich interior decor, the wall paintings and incredible stained glass windows, give the finishing touch to the structures.

The Assumption of the Holiest Virgin Mary’s Collegiate Church in Kartuzy

The collegiate church was built at the turns of the 14th and 15th centuries by the first monks from the area of Kartuzy, brought in from the Czech Republic by Jan of Rusocin. This unique structure is home to many original sacral monuments.

They include the richly-sculpted Baroque stalls, the main altar, the painting of the Gdańsk masters, and the valuable and leather cordovans from the 17th Century, rare to Poland. A characteristic trait of the town's most valuable monument is its unique room in the shape of a casket lid. The external wall of the church was able to preserve the old sundial, which presents the famous Kartuzy dictum: "Momento mori", meaning "Remember you will die", which reminds you of the passing of human life. There is no way to miss this great temple when visiting Kartuzy.