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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


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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