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Oliwa Cathedral

ul. Bpa Edmunda Nowickiego 5, Gdansk, Poland
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Ranked #8 of 50 attractions in Gdansk
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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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 NEW

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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99 reviews 99 reviews
50 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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