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Oliwa Cathedral

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Address: ul. Bpa Edmunda Nowickiego 5, Gdansk, Poland
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Beautiful church

Gothic in origin. The church has an organ performance that is sensational. If you are in the area stop in @ 10 am. It lasts about 20 minutes & is worth every one of them. Be sure... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Gothic in origin. The church has an organ performance that is sensational. If you are in the area stop in @ 10 am. It lasts about 20 minutes & is worth every one of them. Be sure to make a donation to the church when they come by collecting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful cathedral. I am not a religious person but I truly enjoyed the visit and also the Sunday service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

It is a very beautiful Cathedral and the feeling of peace you get when you enter its beautiful interior makes you forget about all lifes little worries it is a lovely haven too spend some time worth the effort

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to Oliwa Cathedral! It is near a very nice park and the interior of the cathedral is pretty cool. It is a little outside the city center but is on the main train line running from Gdansk to Sopot. We definitely recommend a visit to this church while in Gdansk, it was our favorite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

As a non-believer from strongly atheistic country, I'm not used to see crowds in church, but in this cathedral I found really many people that were SINGING!

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Went primarily for the organ and was not disappointed-- massive sound- deep bass and cherping of birds... wild!! A must hear!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Hidden at the back of Park Oliwski stands a stunningly beautiful Cathedra full of baroque gold plated decorations. There is free entrance all day. If you are lucky (or check the program) you might be lucky to hear the stunning organs concert. Organs are decorated with angels which actually move while music is played. There is a very interesting area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A long climb to the top but worth the effort for the view over the city. The numbered steps help to keep you focused on the climb.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Gdańsk Oliwa Archcathedral is a 16th century, Roman Catholic cathedral in Gdańsk and home to the great Oliwa organ. The organ was designed and constructed between 1763 and 1788 by Johann Wulff, a Cistercian Monk. It contains 83 registers (5,100 pipes), 3 manual keyboards, one foot keyboard (pedal), mechanical tracker action, and 14 wedge-shaped bellows. It is decorated with Rococo... More 

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Gdansk, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is an amazing cathedral worth visiting not only for its sculptures, paintings but mostly for another treasure: the impressive musical organ which yields an exceptional sound. If you have a chance to come in the summer time (approximately from May to September), you should try to book a ticket for one of the organ concert organised inside the cathedral... More 

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Address: Address: ul. Bpa Edmunda Nowickiego 5, Gdansk, Poland
Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Northern Poland  >  Pomerania Province  >  Gdansk

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