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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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Opoczno, Poland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
148 helpful votes 148 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
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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50 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Once upon a time one could visit a house of god freely - now like everything else it costs money - admittance costs money - I left the donation of 100 pln i would have left anyway and walked out- How disappointing.

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Leyland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Visited during the May day holiday weekend, arrived for the 10.00 recital, the Cathedral was full which made for a very good atmosphere, the recital comprised of differing pieces which showed the full range of the organ. The Cathedral itself has a very interesting history and the building itself is wonderful especially the window opposite the organ. Easy to get... More

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