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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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  • You have to be here when you come to the Classifieds. And even better in the summer when the organ music. Nearby is a beautiful park oliwski. The time that you must spend to tour this place is ok. 3 h after visiting I recommend pierogarnie Mandu on ul. Handels.
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  • Hard to Park snugly cold unpleasant protection rarely serves its purpose which is the Eucharist. NI this museum than the Church
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  • The original shape of the Cathedral immediately grabs your attention. In the Interior is only better-the presbytery did amaze me. Three-dimensional clouds behind the altar with a cloud of angels are doing amazing. The wonderful sound of bodies that I want to go back there on extolled organ concerts (by the way bodies are beautiful). Recommend visits to mass, when you can listen to the play and will stay on longer, to quietly work around the Church.
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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.