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

Absolutely stunning place to go if you are into cathedrals. I wonder why we don't hear much about this place? I would say it should be in the European top 3!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Absolutely stunning place to go if you are into cathedrals. I wonder why we don't hear much about this place? I would say it should be in the European top 3!

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My great great grandmother was baptised in this Cathedral. It has very special memories to me to be able to visit such a wonderful place. The organ recitals are not to be missed as the 5,100+ pipe organ is a masterpiece. The church free archives will give you a vision into your genealogical past. A wonderful place to spend a... More 

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Brekstad, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Beautiful cathedral, paid a short visit and were stunned by the it's beautiful details. Located close to the lovely Oliwa park, well worth a visit.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

107 m long, which makes it the longest Cistercian church in the world. Mix of styles; Baroque, Renaissance, Rococo and Classical. The entrance is free and interestingly, every few minutes you can hear live classical organ music. A must on the list of attractions in Gdansk. Highly recommended.

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Worth seeing if you're in Gdansk, but to be honest it's not that special. It would have been beautiful prior to the whitewashing given to it by the Communists, but hey you can't change history. Sadly most churches in Poland were wrecked by blokes with tins of white paint. Shame. The park surrounding the cathedral, is however, worth a visit.

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Peoria, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My great great grandmother was baptised in this Cathedral. I was able to do family research in the archives with the help of Sister Margarita. She was most helpful and knowledgeable. The Cathedral is magnificent. Do not miss the organ recital using the original organ with more than 5,100 pipes - 5 rank. It will be one of the highlights... More 

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Taitung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We were there at 4:08 pm of July 20(Tue). Then the pipe organ rehearsal was starting. And it last about 12 minutes. The tour guide told us it should last 20 minutes. What an incredible concert! It made me moved a lot.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Seemed like a quite normal cathedral to me, can't compare with for example Notre Dame. The park nearby is serene and beautiful though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you're really tired best thing to do is to go to this amazing Cathedral on a Sunday afternoon listen to a 30 minutes concert and then go out in the park feed the ducks and thank God for the amazing gifts you have

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Amazing place and music! There is an old organ. Everyday at 12 am you may listen 20-minutes organ concert for free. You can leave a donation.

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