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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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Where to stay in Gdansk

The suburbs of Gdansk boast plenty of affordable hotels and hostels, offering inexpensive rooms even at the height of the season. Easily accessible by train, neighboring Sopot provides additional sleeping options, including good-value guesthouses and mid-range hotels located mere minutes from the Baltic Sea. If you prefer to stay in Gdansk itself, explore the city's self-catering apartments with free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Alternatively, check out the upscale old town hotels, many of which offer discounted rates on the weekends.
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  • Fantastic Church outside city center, in Oliwa Park, just beautiful. The longest Church in the world with a lot of beautiful ornatments all over, wonderful sound.  more »
  • we visited this Cathedral for its famous organ we was there during organ concert ..But still this cathedal was very impresive ...Oliwa is a few stops tram away ... just give this catherdal and park a ...  more »
  • I am still in awe an after effect of my visit to Oliwa Cathedral. What a beautiful experience. We also witnessed a wedding there at the time of our visit. What awe, what majestic details. The power of...  more »
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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.
  • 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.
  • Small church from the outside but the interior is amazing!
  • Magnificent and the have free organ music concerts from time to time
  • very beautiful place tu see, once a year they open crypts underneath the church - worth seeing