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Oliwa Archcathedral is a church located in Gdańsk, Oliwa district.  It is dedicated to The Holy Trinity, Blessed Virgin Mary and St Bernard. It is a three-nave basilica with a transept and a multisided closed presbytery, finished with an ambulatory. The façade is flanked by two slender towers, 46-metres tall each with sharply-edged helmets. It is enlivened by a Baroque portal from 1688, as well as three windows of different sizes and three cartouches. The crossing of the naves is overlooked by a bell tower, a typical element of the Cistercian architecture. The cathedral is 17.7m high, 19m wide and 107m long (97.6m of the interior itself), which makes it the longest Cistercian church in the world. It holds works of art in Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Classical style of great artistic value.
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All the 23 altars of the cathedral are of great historical value. They are mainly Baroque and Rococo, partly made of marble. Most outstanding are the present High Altar (1688), which is the most profound Baroque work of art in Pomerania, as well as the Netherland Renaissance style altar.  The interior also holds Pomeranian Dukes tomb, bishop’s krypt, the feretory of great cultural value, showing Our Lady of Oliwa with an Infant Jesus, and many other antiquities.  The archcathedral holds organ concerts all year round and the beautifully restored monastery (now belonging to Gdańsk Seminary) displays the collection of the Diocesan Museum. Oliwa Cathedral is very important place for the Kashubian culture.
 

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