The Copernican Chapel in Torun

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

The Copernican Chapel (or the Guardian Angels Chapel) in the Cathedral Basilica of Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist is one of the most interestings chapels in thsi beautiful church in the heart of Torun because it houses Copernicus’ memorabilia.

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

The first thing that focus the point of interest is the early Gothic baptismal font (13th century) where he was baptised:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

There is also a bust of Copernicus by Wojciech Rojowski was founded in 1766 by prince Józef Aleksander Jablonowski and it’s the oldest monument of Copernicus in the World. It was kept in the city hall for a lot of years but in 1809 it was moved to the current location:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Finally, there is the famous epitaph from the 15th century which has been reproduce so many times since then in paintings and books:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

I am sure that the church has other interesting things to discover because all the barroque chapels are full of art but I was very happy when I could finally see this epitaph!

Location: Basilica of Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist in Torun (map)

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