Exploring Poland: The City of Gdansk

by Arūnas
Gdansk Polska

Gdansk (Polish: Gdańsk) is the 6th most populous city of Poland located at the mouth of the Motlawa River on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea.

Five interesting facts about Gdansk:

  • The complex, combining a castle-town, city, and port, began to take shape in the 10th century.
  • The first written record of the city’s name dates back to 999.
  • In 1263, it was granted city rights by Pomerelian duke, Swantopolk II (1195–1266).
  • Parts of the Old Town, which had suffered large-scale destruction during the Second World War, were rebuilt during the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Together with neighboring Gdynia and Sopot, it forms a large metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto).

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Gdansk Tours & Activities


Gdansk Map


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Gdansk Pictures


Motlawa
Reflection of the historic center of Gdansk in the Motlawa River
St. Mary's Basilica is the largest Brick Gothic church in Poland
St. Mary’s Basilica is the largest Brick Gothic church in Poland
Exploring Poland: The City of Gdansk
View of the Church of St. John from the top of the tower of St. Mary’s Basilica
Exploring Poland: The City of Gdansk
Southern view of Gdansk from the top of the tower of St. Mary’s Basilica
Exploring Poland: The City of Gdansk
The tower of St. Mary’s Basilica seen in the background
Exploring Poland: The City of Gdansk
In the Old Town next to St. Mary’s Basilica
Exploring Poland: The City of Gdansk
Merchant houses and the tower of St. John’s Church
Exploring Poland: The City of Gdansk
At the corner of Długi Targ is the Gothic-Renaissance Town Hall, housing The Historical Museum of Gdansk; with its 80 m (262 ft) spire, this is the second-highest building in the historic part of the city
Neptune Fountain in Gdansk
Neptune Fountain, erected in 1615, stands in front of the Town Hall; Neptune offered his protection to the sailors
Exploring Poland: The City of Gdansk
Mariacka Street
Gdansk railway station
The main railway station building was erected at the end of the 19th century
Exploring Poland: The City of Gdansk
New stylish buildings
Exploring Poland: The City of Gdansk
Reflection of buildings in the Motlawa River
Exploring Poland: The City of Gdansk
Motlawa River
Exploring Poland: The City of Gdansk
Motlawa River
Motlawa River
Motlawa River
Exploring Poland: The City of Gdansk
Motlawa River
The Great Crane in Gdansk
Wharf on the Motlawa River with the Great Crane (built in the 15th century)
Ship-museum Soldek in Gdansk
The ship-museum Sołdek is annually visited by approximately 20 thousand tourists

Official website: Gdańsk


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