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Oliwa Cathedral

ul. Bpa Edmunda Nowickiego 5, Gdansk, Poland
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Ranked #8 of 52 Attractions in Gdansk
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Derby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The organ music played on the Sunday afternoon that I visited the cathedral was fantastic, and is definitely worth a visit.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited this place and was lucky enough to be able to hear the Organ being played amazing I was blown away. This is a must see place when in Gdansk easy to get to by tram or bus we took the tram only 75p single trip. The Cathedral was one of the best I have visited all over Europe... More

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Opoczno, Poland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We loved the sound and watching all the moving parts - huge organs the size of a three storey building - see them if you can - hear them is even better

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Brighton
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184 reviews 184 reviews
87 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Whenever I hear those words, I am immediately ready for a great experience and have not yet been disappointed. This short demonstration of the Oliwa Organ was really well done and added to the enjoyment of our day around Gdansk.

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Wellington
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14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

An amazing cathedral, steeped in history with a stunning organ. They have recitals there and you can sit in the church and absorb the wonderful atmosphere.

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St. Neot, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

my family and I have been paying visits to this beautiful and historically important cathedral for something like 40 years and have never been dissapointed by our visit. Large amounts of money has been spent on restoration. This money has not been extorted from visitors as timetraveller35 has inferred. the organ music is superb.

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Warsaw, Poland
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102 reviews 102 reviews
52 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Take a walk from SKM station via park. Cathedral is wonderful. Be there when there is a 'presentation' of pipe organ - the best in Poland and one of the best in Europe. Presentation is in fact a short concert.

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Gdynia, Poland
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35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

When visiting Gdansk tourists usually take their steps into the Old Town situated in the city centre, but the city has much more to offer. One of them is definitely Oliwa with its unique atmosphere of a cosy middle-class town and magnificent cathedral which reigns the area. Situated at the back of Oliwski Park near the former abbot's mansion, which... More

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89 reviews 89 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

You should visit even if it's just to see the amazing organ and listen to the beautiful music. You don't have to pay to visit. Especially if you'll visit during the mass.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Take the train from Gdansk main station. The cathedral is a 15 minute stroll through Oliwa Park. Visit on a Sunday morning when Mass is taking place. Hear the magnificent organ echo around the cathedral walls

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