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Katedra w Oliwie (Oliwa Cathedral)

  • ul. Cystersów 10 Map It
  • Oliwa
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's Review

The district of Oliwa, northwest of the Old Town, is worth visiting if only for its magnificent cathedral complex. Originally part of a Cistercian monastery, the church was erected during the 13th century. Like most other structures in Poland, it has been rebuilt many times, resulting in a hodgepodge of styles from Gothic to Renaissance to rococo. The cathedral houses a museum as well as one of the most impressive rococo organs you're ever likely to hear—and see. It has more than 6,000 pipes, and when a special mechanism is activated, wooden angels ring bells and a wooden star climbs up a wooden sky. Demonstrations of the organ and a brief narrated church history are given almost hourly on weekdays in summer (May through September), less frequently on weekends and the rest of the year.

Sight Information

Address:

ul. Cystersów 10, Gdansk, Pomerania, Poland

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Sight Details:

  • Museum closed Sun. and mid-Sept.–June

Published 07/06/2017

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