Oliwa, one Gdańsk’s most beautiful districts
There is a complex of Cistercian abbey buildings, situated in a beautiful park where you can admire the wide avenues of lime trees and numerous ponds. It is composed of many parts, including a botanical garden with conservatory and the Palm House. There is also Whispering Caves to be found there. Shells that are located opposite to each other allow to communicate even if the you are turn back to the other person. If nothing crosses the line between the shells, the voice bounced off the walls is heard in the opposite shell. The park also contains many old mansions and 24 mills.
The Cathedral was built in the Romanesque and Gothic styles. It is said to be the longest church in the world. It is best known for its organ, which includes moving angels, stars, and the sun. The interior of the Cathedral includes 23 altars in three architectural styles – Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo. Don't forget to visit amazing Organ Music Festivals that takes place here in the summer.
Westerplatte is a peninsula in the Bay of Gdańsk mentioned in every book on the history of World War II. This is where one of the first German attacks took place, on September 1, 1939, at 4.45 AM. To commemorate the heroes of Westerplatte, the Monument to the Coast Defenders was erected here in the 1960s.