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Address: ul. Bpa Edmunda Nowickiego 5, Gdansk, Poland
Phone Number: 48585524765
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Full of twiddly bits and a wonderful organ

Not only is there lots to see in this large baroque cathedral, you can enjoy a free 30-minute organ recital most days at 12.00. It's well worth it - not only does the organist... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not only is there lots to see in this large baroque cathedral, you can enjoy a free 30-minute organ recital most days at 12.00. It's well worth it - not only does the organist blast out tunes both well known and obscure, the organ is replete with cherubs and heralds which move to blow their trumpets and sound their heavenly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, they really did like theatre in the Baroque period. It feels like some spectacular scene from a fifties musical. Make sure you're there for the 20 minute organ recital at 12:00 noon. The organ itself is a 3-D stage and then...it moves! At the east end of the church is another fluffy confection which is bound to turn the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A place for peace of mind, soulresting and amazement over grand archietecture! Worth your time, the katedral sooths your mind. A quiet place to get few min away from busy town with loads of visitors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Definitely worth a look if you are in the area. Possibly the nicest roof above an altar I have seen. There was work being done inside which rather spoiled the peace and quiet but still lovely nonetheless. The park and museum are also worth a visit. The park was beautifully kept and the museum very interesting.

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Gdansk, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The place you have to visit when you are in Gdańsk. The cistercian cathedral with its unique organ,baroque main altar and the renaissance altar from 1605. Enjoy an organ concert and have a rest in the beautiful park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Interesting building, especially the organ, but signage to find it was confusing. No admission charge (in December)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Very impressive building especially unusual as entirely built of brick. I especially liked the huge pipe organ

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Oliwa cathedral is one of the finest Gothic churches in Poland. We like it especially because its interior is bright, flooded with light, it lifts the soul upward ... If you attend Holy Mass don't leave the church too early, listen to the organ playing after the benediction at the end of mass and look at the angel figures of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We had arrived at the cathedral when the concert was already in progressed. The sound of the organ music was phenomenal. Excellent acoustics in this cathedral. Even though we only heard the last five minutes of the concert, it was still well worth the drive. Apart from the concert, Oliwa is a very beautiful cathedral.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

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 

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