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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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  • Offset from Italian cathedrals built in the heart of the city, well worth considering the Majesty, an incredible body and the whole atmosphere. Don't miss a ride in Oliwa Park, fairy
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  • Historical place with one of the biggest organs in Europe. Must visit when the concerts are. Surrounded by the beautiful Park Oliwski. 
  • With our guide we got there in good time for the concert. A real bargain for music lovers, but it could be twice the length. Be sure to enjoy watching the organ during the concert – a nice surprise. 
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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.