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Oliwa Cathedral

ul. Bpa Edmunda Nowickiego 5, Gdansk, Poland
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Ranked #4 of 45 attractions in Gdansk
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Unfortunately we did miss it. Not because we were late. Because the information at the Tourist Office and website confirmed the concerts, but actually there was a holidays for musicians and as we got there we were very disappointed. But we visited the Cathedral - it is lovely. But we wanted to see the organs moving and playing. Hope next... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Apart of sculptures there are nice white big doors, many old paintings , nice lights around cathedral and very beautiful organs. Worth spent time inside of it.

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Lohmar, Germany
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Very nice cathedral with life organ recital. One of the biggest organ I ever saw and heard. Very nice park around it to walk thru.

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Evergem, Belgium
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

A cathedral you have to visit while you are in Gdansk. This place is Original, has a wonderful impressive organ, beautiful sculptures and paintings. Not that big but certainly proofs that small can also be beautiful. They do concerts sometimes but didnt have the time to visit such an event, can imagine its wonderful.

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Oroville, California
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12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I have seen all the main cathedrals in Gdansk, and this one is still my favorite. I love the exterior of it, because it's different from all other cathedrals in the city. Also, this is one of the few landmarks in the city that wasn't destroyed during World War II, so this cathedral looks exactly the same as it did... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is a unique church with one of the best organs in Europe. Try to hear a short concert. Explanations of the church are broadcast in many languages, including English.

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Chicago, Illinois
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56 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Go there to hear organ music in its glory. It's a huge instrument with a beautiful sound, and the building to match it. The free concerts are OK but if you love classical music, treat yourself to one of the evening performances - they are top class, and very affordable, too. We were lucky enough to hear both the organ,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Visited Oliwa Cathedral last Friday, and what an amazing building. They do a free organ recital most days up until 1.00p.m. which we were lucky enough to hear. The cathedral itself is quite large and very ornate. An easy train ride from Gdansk costing just over £1 return fare, so well worth a visit.

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San Jose, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We are not religious people so the Cathedral spoke to us through its architecture and the fabulous organ. The organ was constructed in the 18th century and took 25 years to build. We were treated to a recital (I think all tourist groups get the same recital) and could see the organ's moving parts and hear the different sounds it... More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Make sure you visit when visiting Oliwski Park. Stay for the organ concert- so worth it! After all they are the biggest church organs in Europe!

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