What should you see in Gniezno
Gniezno was the first capital city in Poland. This was the place, where, according to legend, Lech saw a white eagle and decided to build a settlement. Nowadays, Gniezno is quite an interesting town, not only for being our country’s very first capital. Here are a few places that everyone should check out while visiting Gniezno:
The Polish Country Origins Museum
The collection of this museum is connected to early Polish middle ages and the history of Gniezno and its surroundings. The museum is located in a building built between 1970 and 1978 and gathers archeological artefacts, ranging from the early middle ages to modern times.
In the museum you can see permanent exhibits, which include:
The Origins of the Polish Country
Gniezno in ancient times
Weapons in old Poland
The painted story of the Piasts
The church of St. John the Baptist – a gothic church, built in the mid-14th century, with a tower built between the 15th and 16th century and a helmet roof covered with copper plate in 1666. On the brackets the visitors can see decorative sculptures of a fox and geese, a pelican feeding its chicks and lions. And in the presbytery you can see figures presenting scenes from the life of Jesus Christ, The Blessed Virgin and St. John the Baptist, as well as the figures of saints, heads of kings and prophets.
The Technology Culture Monuments Museum
This museum was created in Gniezno from the initiative of the Gniezno Classic Association. The founders offer cyclic exhibitions with motorcycle themes and shows of technology monuments.
Apart from tradiotional sightseeing, additional attractions include thematic workshops, during which the visitors can discover the rules of working and the building of machines and vehicles.