The city’s attractions: the most precious monuments of Gdańsk
It is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland and its monuments attract many tourist trips not only from Poland. Gdańsk is an unique place where everyone can find a lot of attractions. What places must be seen in this city? Which of the Gdańsk’s monuments deserves special attention? Here are a few more important from many Gdańsk’s attractions.
Gdańsk is among others a famous Royal Route which, as the most representative part of the city, has the biggest tourists’ attention. The passage between the Upland Gate and the Green Gate can surprise anyone with is beauty. Gothic defensive structures are next to the representative buildings, among which there are many known and valued in all of the Europe objects. The Great Armory, which is a magnificent example of the late renaissance in Gdańsk’s architecture.
Brotherhood of St. George’s Manor from the end of the 15th century, which is one of Gdańsk’s symbols, is at the same time one of the most precious examples of gothic architecture. It is also worth seeing the Uphagen House where the Museum of Burgher Interiors is currently located. The town hall is one of the most beautiful buildings of this type in Poland. Its construction was started already in the 14th century and it is also among the valuable treasures of the Gdańsk’s secular architecture. Nowadays, the Gdańsk History Museum is located in this impressive headquarters of the city’s authorities. Neptun’s fountain and Artus Court are another symbols of Gdańsk which cannot be missed. The House of Judges and Gold Tenement House are another attractions awaiting tourists in Gdańsk. As far as sacral buildings are concerned, St. Mary’s Church is distinguishable. It is the biggest gothic temple in Poland. A bit smaller, but having astonishing interior, is St. Nicolas church and it is definitely worth visiting this temple while staying in Gdańsk. It is also worth paying attention to St. Bridget church which has been known mainly in the 1980s because of the meetings of Solidarity movement activists. Popiełuszko’s monument and Katyń’s epitaph are references to current Polish history and they both can be seen in this monument from the 14th century.
Long Shoreland, with its gothic water gates and famous crane, is also a big attraction. It dates back to the 15th century and it is not only one of the symbols of Gdańsk, but also one of the most important places belonging to Central Marital Museum. This facility, as one of the biggest places connected to the topic of the marine, is an attraction in itself. It is worth adding to the itinerary the Westerplatte peninsula, where you can find the famous monument of the Coast Defenders, military cemetery and ruins of the barracks. A visit to this place may become a valuable and significant history lesson which everyone of us should have.
Gdańsk itself may be a perfect base to visit other attractions in Tricity. You can find accommodation in hotels, guest houses and youth hostels without a problem. Additionally, thanks to well-functioning communication, you can visit Sopot and Gdynia as well as simply relax on Polish beaches.