A visit to Oliva Cathedral in Gdansk
Oliva used to be a separate town, now it is part of Gdansk. In the past it was owned by the Cistercian monks. The monks no longer live there, but we can still admire their work. The church is the longest in Poland and is surrounded by old gardens. Oliva Cathedral was built in the 13th and 14th centuries but the interior from this time has not survived due to the damage caused by various armies and citizens of Gdansk during periods of religious disputes. Inside we can see 23 altars built in the Baroque, Renaissance and Rococo styles.
Tourists come to Oliva Cathedral in Gdansk to listen to magnificent but brief 20-minute organ concerts that run every hour in the summer. The Rococo organ consists of almost 8,000 pipes, and many moving elements.
A visit to Oliva cathedral is not on the City Tour of Gdansk as it is located a 15- minute drive from the city. If you come to Gdansk on a cruise ship and your port is Gdynia we can easily drop by Oliva cathedral on the way to Gdansk.
Entrance fees: free of charge except for the 20 minute organ concert – regular ticket 4,5 PLN, discount ticket 2,5 PLN
4 PLN is only about € 1