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Oliwa Cathedral

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Address: ul. Bpa Edmunda Nowickiego 5, Gdansk, Poland
Phone Number: 48585524765
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a beautiful house of God

My husband and I were lucky enough to have our wedding here. The nuns decorated the hall so beautifully and the organist was wonderfully talented Our priest surprised us by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Les C
Detroit, Michigan

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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were lucky enough to have our wedding here. The nuns decorated the hall so beautifully and the organist was wonderfully talented Our priest surprised us by doing the service almost entirely bi-lingualy. I will always be thankful to those at Oliwa for making our wedding ceremony such a fulfilling one.. The church is both beautiful and... More 

Thank Les C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning cathedral with amazing white interior. You can pay a small amount just for entry to the transcept, or pay a little more, climb to the top, and then entry to the rest is free after you come down. A must in Gdansk and a lovely way to spend some time whether you are of faith, or not.

Thank roverlei
Northern Poland, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cathedral dates back to the twelfth century, are visible pieces of the old temple. Initially it was a church convent - the Cistercian order. The old parish church preserved in the neighborhood. Equipment mainly Baroque. Very interesting canopy - a gift of Queen Christina of Sweden (Greta Garbo film role). A collection of epitaphs, in the Middle Ages. In... More 

Thank ziemowits679
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although I'm not of the same religion as my partner, I thought she's like a short visit to the Cathedral for her religious beliefs. Myself however went to appreciate the organ recital. We were fortunate to arrive just after 12 noon as the recital was just beginning. The finale of Bach's Toccata was truly amazingly powerful, with acoustics throughout the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cathedral is simply ginormous!! I have never seen a cathedral so tall and beautiful inside. There are multiple works of art inside and as the cathedral backs on to a park you can easily spend half day wondering around the two.

Thank Shanie D
Southern Norway, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Magnificant orgen music, amazing beauty also in the art of different eras thru'out the cathedral. Here you are truly garanteed a glimt of Gods love. Just take a tram from town to Oliwski ( easily labelled) and a half an hour pleasant walk thru parklands of exquisite gardening arcitectual surroundings.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an unusual cathedral. Impressive on its own terms, but not a particularly jaw dropping one when you compare it to other cathedrals in Europe. It feels more like a large church rather than some statement by stonemasons, artists, carpenters about man's relationship with God. God probably thinks meh. The organ music is memorable: excerpts from The Messiah were being... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Not so pretty with white walls on all sides and roof, not so much decoration no colourful stain glass either. If you wanna go inside, there's a fee, but as a student backpacker, I didn't walk in.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Your legs will hate you in the morning but the climb to the top of this church will present you with a complete and stunning view of Gdansk. 10/10, would wreck knees again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The cathedral is in Oliwa park, a great park to visit. If you are there, enter the cathedral to see it. It is big, with a beautiful stained glass. Outside there is a kiosk where you can buy something to eat.

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