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. Work out when and for how long to visit Oliwa Cathedral and other Gdansk attractions using our handy Gdansk travel route website .
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  • The decoration is striking in its beauty. Body class. No oppressive pomposity, it breathes serenity and tranquility.
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  • Our guide took us here when the daily music is played on an incredible organ arrangement. There are thousands of pipes and animated statuary in the display. Architecture and decorative appointments ar...  more »
  • For me is one of the most beautiful churches in Poland. The Basilica has done me a huge impression. A real piece of history. I went to the Center about 30 minutes before the Sunday mass, I was able to safely complete the Basilica.
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  • Whether you are a religious person or not, this church is worth visiting. Been there during my last stay in 3city and I was stunned with its beauty. Highly recommend.
  • Amazing historical organs - remember to take part in a 20minutes minirecital.
  • Splendid. I come here every year. The organ concert that was being performed during my visit convinced me to buy the CD as well
  • 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.
  • Excellent organ concerts in splendid interiors

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