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The cathedral is huge, all the walls are painted white, but the interior is very impressive and full of paintings, sculptures etc. The organ is huge as well and it’s sound is wonderful.
Worth a detour while visiting Gdansk.
Oliwa Cathedral it’s a long (107 m), brick basilica with a transept and farmyard surrounding the presbytery, constructed in stages during the Roman and Roman-gothic (13th Century) and gothic (second half of the 14th Century) periods.
The cathedral’s main claims to fame are its magnificent...More
Surprised the Cathedral was only the size of a fairly large church, however it was a beautiful building. The ceilings were fantastic very ornate. The bust of Pope John Paul II was extremely impressive and lifelike. Glad we took time to visit on our way...More
We visited the Cathedral because Oliwa district was recommend on trip advisor and elsewhere - we weren't disappointed. The cathedral interior is beautiful, especially that alter area but the real bonus is hearing the 7,000+ pipes organ. We were there in October 2018 and there...More
I took the commuter train here from central Gdansk. The cathedral is an easy walk from the station through a large and gorgeous park.
The cathedral itself has a rather simple beauty inside and out. It may not be as lavishly decorated as some, but...More
We happened to visit this church and the surrounding monastery and gardens late on a sunny Sunday morning and we were treated to some beautiful organ music both classical and traditional. The compound is tranquil yet alive with visitors who come to enjoy the gardens...More
If you are staying in Gdansk it is quite a journey to Oliwa although the public transport is reasonably good. A taxi fare cost us 50 ztl but we found it still reasonable considering that it dropped us outside the front door of the cathedral....More