Gdansk and Oliwa Cathedral Concert
The city’s 1,000 years of history have left a collection of buildings and monuments designed in Gothic, Renaissance and baroque styles. Your guided walk will start near the Golden gate, a grand ornamental arch that once allowed access through the medieval city’s defensive walls. Continue along Long street. Lined with marvelous buildings decorated with elaborate facades crowned by myriad ornate gables. Pass the Town Hall, Long Market and the beautiful 15th century merchants’ palace of Artus Court. Pause at Neptune’s Fountain to admire this monumental symbol of Gdansk’s Hanseatic past and its connection with the sea before walking down to the waterfront canal.Then turn up Mariacka or St. Mary’s Street, which delights its visitors with its lively atmosphere, quaint shops and lovely terraced buildings. St. Mary’s Church – The pride of Gdansk, Gothic St. Mary’s is the world’s largest brick church, accommodating some 25,000 worshippers. Situated in the center of Old Town, this medieval church took 159 years to build, and its deceivingly plan exterior belies a bright, spacious interior with large windows and more than 30 beautifully decorated chapels.The high altar displays a lovely polyptych, the floor is covered with ancient tombstones and the northern transept holds an amazing 15th century astronomical clock, complete with the zodiac cycle and a calendar of the saints. Oliwa Cathedral – Located on the grounds of an old Cistercian monastery, the Oliwa Cathedral dates back to the 13th century and is a mix of Romanesque, Gothic and rococo styles. The monastery was at its peak during the age of Abbot Jacek Rybinski who commissioned young Jan Wulf to construct the magnificant historical object in the cathedral as well as one of the most popular tourist attractions around Gdansk. The impressive complex of three organs consists of 7,876 tin and wood pipes which can imitate sounds of different musical instruments and natural voices and sounds. You will be treated to a brief musical performance with your fellow SeaDream guests. Shopping: You will have approximately 60 minutes to shop for amber jewelry, artwork and souvenirs during your visit to Gdansk’s Old Town. What you’ll see along the way: From the pier in Gdansk, you’ll drive into the suburban and commercial sections of Gdansk on your way to the Old Town. Pass by the Gdansk Shipyards, previously known as the Lenin Shipyards, and ”Solidarity Square”, with its famous monument commemorating the deaths of shipyard workers shot down in December 1970 by the Communist regime.
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Port: Gydinia (Gdansk)
Duration: 5:15 hours
Price: 89 USD