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Oliwa Cathedral, Gdansk

(4.7/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I stopped by here on a Sunday in July. I waited until the service was over, and thus open to the public. The Church was surprisingly beautiful and interesting on the inside. It was worth to take a look
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  • Always when I'm in Gdansk, I visit the Basilica and so far I do so willingly, because, as I wrote in the title-become more and more there. Always discovering something new. It does not matter, each man does not pass indifferently by the Basilica. It's hard to share what is most interesting, because it is interesting all
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  • We are easily accessed by the train station, stop Oliwa, then a walk through the beautiful park. The Cathedral is beautiful and interesting but above all, she has an outstanding organ where are given every day at noon from free gigs to show e number of pipes and therefore the variety of sounds.
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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.