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Oliwa Cathedral, Gdansk

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Full to bursting with valuable artwork, Oliwa Cathedral serves as the final resting place of many of the region's prominent families. The great organ was designed in the 18th century by a Cistercian monk and features dramatic carved wood against the white vaulting above the congregation's heads. The angels balanced on top of the organ are movable. Other notable artworks adorn the walls and are worth a closer look as well. Arrange to visit Oliwa Cathedral and other attractions in Gdansk using our Gdansk itinerary maker.
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  • Every time I visit Sopot, try to visit this wonderful place. The Park is simply beautiful, and in the spring, when the magnolias, blooming in summer and Golden autumn and even winter. Walking there is a lot of fun. Often hosts some events, fairs of folk art, open-air concerts last summer hit on a beautiful brass band from Norway. And, of course, the body in the Cathedral!
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  • Very nice Church. But not as impressive inside as compared to other churches i've been in. But one should take the trip in to see if the mam is in gdansk. Free was also when we were there.
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  • Slightly outside old town but easy to reach by taxi or tram. See the park whilst there. The organ is unique, so worth listening to for 20 minutes. Good to see outside the Old Town on the way!  more »
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  • Hadn't planned to visit the church but we had a couple of spare hours so popped in to have a look - and certainly glad we did! Quite stunning interior with many paintings and very old furniture items with paintings on them too. There are several rooms with stunning architecural pieces and intricate carvings/masonry work. Didn't get to hear any of the organs but I understand they offer free recitals for tourists during the summer season. The cathedral is only a short (5min) walk from Oliwa Park so combine the two if you can. Take a bit of loose change as I'm sure you'll feel compelled to donate.
  • very beautiful place tu see, once a year they open crypts underneath the church - worth seeing
  • it's a pearl.. ask for The Organ concert!
  • A beautiful church in a beautiful park. The organ is stunning.
  • You must hear an organ recital to take full advantage of the beautiful church and totally interactive organ with flourishing trumpets, twinkling stars and animated angels.