The Culture Capital of the Baltic Sea

Seamlessly blending together old Polish charm with merchant and maritime magic. Gdansk is an up-and-coming hotspot. Here is your complete guide to the best attractions in Gdansk!

A thousand years after it’s founding, Gdansk is finding it’s groove. It’s one of three places that make up Tricity in northern Poland on the coast, full of dynamic young developments, history and coastal wonders. This new booming area now rivals other big metropolitan cities like Warsaw and Krakow in all aspect of creative, culinary and historic significance.

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Step back in time

Get a bird’s eye view of Gdansk as soon as your arrive by visiting St Mary’s Basilica, sad to be one of the biggest brick churches in the world. You can attend mass or tour the chapel to check out the rare astrological clock, or climb the main tower on weekend afternoons to see the whole city below.

More of Gdansk’s rich history can be discovered at the Maritime Museum, hosting artifacts and curiosities dating back to the 15th century. Be sure to see the old Zuraw Crane, a symbol of the city’s booming trading age. There’s a shipwreck conservation center on the property as well, which has exhibits on hand and experts who go out in the field to collect wrecks along Poland’s coastline.

Wrapped up in trade and maritime glory is the Polish history of battles and restoration. You can learn about how Gdansk was where WWII began at the European Solidarity Center. This museum and gathering space pays homage to the country’s rule under Soviet times and eventual road to freedom through the Solidarity Movement, led by former president of Poland Lech Walesa.

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