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Gdansk is a city on the north of Poland. Its population estimates approximately 500 thousand of people.

Gdansk is a large port on Baltic Sea. This is also an industrial center with well-developed machinery building and petrochemistry. Moreover, ships building and food industries are other specialties of this city. Such spheres as electronics, telecommunications, pharmaceutics and cosmetics are yet at the stage of formation. Amber processing is also an important segment of economics because Baltic Sea is the world’s largest source of amber. During summer Gdansk turns into a large center of tourism and its beaches are crowded not only by tourists from Poland, but by people from other countries as well.
1. Travelers, who plan to book a guestroom in midscale and upscale hotels of the city, are recommended to ask the hotel’s staff to provide them with a city map and a guide. They will … Open
Old Town houses are mainly built during XIII-XVIII centuries. One of the main sights of Gdansk is Church of St Maria that is also known as the largest church of Europe made of brick. Travellers also enjoy visiting Royal High Road – the main entrance of the city. Dlugi Targ is a great place to see multiple monuments of the Renaissance period – main city’s town hall, Neptune Fountain, Artus Yard, Green Gates, and Golden House. We also recommend visiting Port Island and Opatovsky Palace.
Gdansk is very rich in museums. The most interesting of them are Archeology Museum and Marine Museum. Zhurav facility is the referred to the last museum. It was built in XV century and it was used for several purposes at the same time – city’s gates, guarding tower and port crane. This is one of the city’s symbols, which was that largest crane in Europe until XX century. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Gdansk is a popular tourist city where it’s not so easy to find streets or places free from walking tourists. If you have long had a desire to diversify walking around the city and … Open
There is also a zoo in Gdansk suburbs.

The most interesting place for walking is the Maria Street, which today, is entirely at the disposal of pedestrians. Once on this street were the richest houses and mansions, but almost all of them were destroyed during the Second World War. Subsequently, historical houses were completely reconstructed. Today they have interesting shops, handicraft workshops, as well as national restaurants and souvenir shops popular among tourists.
An outstanding architectural monument of the 17th century is the Great Arsenal. This majestic building is built in the Renaissance style. Until the 19th century, this building was used as an armory, and today it is occupied by the Academy of Fine Arts. This historical monument is very popular among tourists because, on its first floor is a very interesting shopping center.
The largest and most popular shopping center in Gdańsk is Galeria Baltycka. Those who visit it for the first time, should take an information leaflet at the entrance, otherwise it won't be … Open
One of the oldest surviving historic buildings in Gdansk is the Great Mill. It was built in the 14th century. Its founders are the Knights of the Teutonic Order. At the time of construction, this mill was the largest in Europe. Until the end of World War II, it was used for its intended purpose. When the war was almost over, the mill received serious damage, but was restored and began to work as soon as possible until the 1990s. Subsequently, the historic building was restored. Today it also houses a shopping center.
Gdansk at Night In the riverbed of the Vistula River, there is an ancient fortress of Wisloujscie, which is a preserved part of the once large-scale fortifications of the city. This fortress was built in the 15th century, and was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt, so today it is a combination of different architectural styles. In the historical building, there is a central tower, which until the middle of the 18th century was used as a beacon. Today the ancient fortress is a historical monument of national importance. The original railway symbol of Gdańsk is a unique historical symbol, built at the turn of the 19th - 20th centuries. The elegant building of red brick was built in the Renaissance style. Its main distinctive feature is the clock tower, which rises to 50 meters.
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Reference information
Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Gdansk
♥   Shopping area ' Długi Targ Mariacka' Gdańsk, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Bohaterów Monte Cassino' Sopot, 10.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Gdansk
♥   Landscape Park 'Trójmiejski Park Krajobrazowy' , 4.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Kaszubski Park Krajobrazowy' , 36.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Park Krajobrazowy Mierzeja Wiślana' , 47.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Nadmorski Park Krajobrazowy' , 51 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Wdzydzki Park Krajobrazowy' , 60.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Gdansk and around
♥   Art museum 'Muzeum Narodowe' Gdańsk, 2.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Poland: things to see

The Grand Theatre in Warsaw remains the most famous culture landmark in the country. The opening of the theatre took place in the beginning of the 19th century; in 1939 the building was severely damaged and then restored. Nowadays, the theatre looks as magnificent as over a century ago. The Grand Theatre hosts several important events, such as the International Vocalist Competition, and one of its halls has been transformed into the only Museum of Theatre in Poland. … Open
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