Not far from the centre of Gdansk is a place not to be missed it is called Oliwa Park.
There are several reasons for its popularity, extensive parkland initially constructed in the eighteenth century. Filled with flowered areas and pleasant pathways shaded by the trees,
meandering streams and ornimental ponds, all in all a very relaxing place.
But there is more, sat majesticaly in the grounds is The Archcathedral Basilica.
This is one of the oldest historical sights of Gdansk.
It houses the renown Rococo organ initially built by Jan Wulf and Frederick Rudolph Dalitz.
We were lucky enough to be there during a recital, its range and quality of sound is not to be missed.
|Interior of The Archcathedral|
Finally we come to a little oasis found under the shelter of some large trees,
in the eastern wing of the Abbots Palace,
it is called
'The Restaurant at the Opatow Palace'
its interior gives the impression of a sumptious and very stylish home.
Its cooking style is international with a hint of Poland.
In summer meals and snacks can be eaten outside on the decking with choice of sunny or shaded area.
As it was summer we ate outside and enjoyed a light snack
saving the best till last, two mouth watering classic polish cakes:
warm szarlotka (apple pie) with ice cream and raspberry coulis
and sernik with chocolate (cheesecake).
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