37 Sights in Gdansk, Poland (with Map and Images)
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1. Pomnik Poległych Stoczniowców 1970
The Monument to the fallen Shipyard Workers 1970 was unveiled on 16 December 1980 near the entrance to what was then the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland. It commemorates the 42 or more people killed during the Coastal cities events in December 1970. It was created in the aftermath of the Gdańsk Agreement and is the first monument to the victims of communist oppression to be erected in a communist country. It was designed by: Bogdan Pietruszka, Wiesław Szyślak, Wojciech Mokwiński and Jacek Krenz.
Wikipedia: Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers of 1970 (EN), Website
2. The Romanesque Cellar
Refectory of the Dominican monastery in Gdańsk - a Romanesque refectory (dining room), which was once part of the Dominican monastery, discovered in 2005. It is the oldest preserved cubature interior in Gdańsk, with an area of 52 m². It is located in the main city, under the Dominican Square, between the church of St. Mikołaj and Hala Targowa. It was created in the middle or in the third quarter of the 13th century. Most of the room survived in good condition, despite the fact that the building was rebuilt several times. The facility was located on a very low ground floor, about 1 meter caught in the ground. The refectory has a unique design of the vault with four fields of elliptical vaults supported on pendentives and the central pillar. He was hidden entirely underground. Initially, the building was planned again, but as a result of the opposition of conservation environments and lovers of monuments, as well as the intervention of the Ministry of Culture, the refectory went under the management of the Archaeological Museum, which at the cost of PLN 5 million made its renovation.
Wikipedia: Refektarz klasztoru dominikanów w Gdańsku (PL), Website
3. Kościół pw. Świętej Trójcy
Church of the Holy Trinity in Gdańsk – a late Gothic temple erected for Franciscans imprisoned in 1419 in the Old Suburb (Lastadia), the southern part of historical Gdańsk. The church is part of the former monastery complex of the Friars Minor Conventual, which includes the chapel of St. Anne, a half-timbered house and the monastery buildings with a cloister adjacent to the church from the south. After the Reformation in 1522, the Gdańsk Academic Gymnasium and library were established here. After 1872 it was the seat of the Municipal Museum, now a branch of the National Museum. A valuable work of late gothic brick architecture, with characteristic stepped gables of the façade of the nave and presbytery and small turrets contrasting with the massive body of the church.
4. Pomnik Obrońców Poczty Polskiej
Monument to the Defenders of the Polish Post – a monument in honor of the participants of the defense of the Polish Post Office on 1 September 1939 in Gdańsk, designed by Krystyna Hajdo-Kućma and Wincenty Kućma, unveiled on 1 September 1979 at the Defenders of the Polish Post Square in the city center of Gdańsk. It was funded by the Polish Post. The monument depicts a dying postman, to whom the goddess of victory Nike hands a rifle, and letters spill out of an open mail bag. The figures are integrated into stylized sea waves topped with doves of peace.
5. Kościół pw. Świętego Józefa
St. Joseph's Church in Gdańsk – rector's church belonging to the parish of St. Bridget of the Archdiocese of Gdańsk. Adjacent to the church is a chapel, where adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place throughout the day, during which you can also use the sacrament of reconciliation. At the time of the Reformation, it was one of the few Roman Catholic churches operating in Gdańsk. In Carmelite times, the church was dedicated to Our Lady of the Snows and the Holy Founders Elijah and Elisha.
6. Gdansk main train station
Gdańsk Główny is the chief railway station serving the city of Gdańsk, in the Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland. The station opened in 1900 and is located on the Warsaw–Gdańsk railway, Gdańsk–Stargard railway, the parallel Gdańsk Śródmieście–Rumia railway, Gdańsk Główny–Gdańsk Zaspa Towarowa railway and Gdańsk Główny–Gdańsk Nowy Port railway. The train services are operated by PKP, Polregio and SKM Tricity. Koleje Mazowieckie trains operate here during the summer.
Wikipedia: Gdańsk Główny railway station (EN), Heritage Website
7. St. Peter and Paul Church
Church of St. Peter and Paul – a church in Gdańsk, at Żabi Kruk Street. It is a historical parish church of the Old Suburbs. It belongs to the group of the largest Gothic churches in Gdańsk. In the years 1590-1945 it was the main church of the Gdańsk Reformed Evangelicals. Services were held here in Polish, English, French and German. In 1958, by virtue of the decision of the authorities of the Polish People's Republic, it was handed over to Roman and Armenian Catholics.
8. Tym co za polskość Gdańska
Monument to Those What Polishness of Gdańsk – a monument commemorating those who died for the Polishness of Gdańsk in the period from the Gdańsk massacre in 1308 to the end of World War II, unveiled on December 28, 1969 on the square at Podwale Staromiejskie Street. The monument in the shape of concrete blocks decorated with reliefs, symbolizing an ax driven into the ground, was built according to the vision of Wawrzyniec Samp and Wiesław Pietroń.
9. St Mary’s Church
St. Mary's Church, or formally the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is a Brick Gothic Catholic church located in central Gdańsk, Poland. With its volume between 185,000 m3 and 190,000 m3 it is currently one of the two or three largest brick churches in the world. Only San Petronio Basilica in Bologna, comprising 258,000 m3 is larger, Munich Frauenkirche and Ulm Minster also comprise 185,000 to 190,000 m3.
Wikipedia: St. Mary's Church, Gdańsk (EN), Website, Heritage Website
10. Narodowe Muzeum Morskie
The National Maritime Museum in Gdańsk is a maritime museum in Gdańsk, Poland, established on 1 January 1962. It is dedicated to gathering, researching and preserving artifacts and documents concerning ship transport, international trade, fishing and culture of people working at sea, rivers and those ashore – as well as the dissemination of knowledge on maritime history of Poland and its economy through the ages.
11. Pomnik Ofiarom Stanu Wojennego
Monument to the Victims of Martial Law – a monument in Gdańsk at the Cancer Market in the form of a lying figure, in memory of Antoni Browarczyk, the first fatal victim of martial law in Poland. The author of the monument is the Gdańsk sculptor Gennady Yershov, the initiator of the monument – the president of the Association of the Federation of Fighting Youth, photojournalist Robert Kwiatek.
12. St. Catherine’s Church
St Catherine's Church is the oldest church in Gdańsk, Poland. Though building began in the 1220s, it experienced many renovations and additions to reach its full size. The Gothic-style design includes chappels, a high gable roof, a square floor plan, vaults, and more. It was a Protestant church from 1545 until the end of World War II in 1945, after which it returned to the Catholic Church.
13. Muzeum Archidiecezjalne w Gdańsku
The Archdiocesan Museum in Gdańsk - the Museum in Gdańsk -Olywo existing since 1975. It is located in the interior of the former Cistercian monastery, from 1957 used by the Gdańsk seminary. In the summer season, the most valuable historic part of the monastery is made available, from the end of the 13th, from the 14th and 15th centuries, once covered by a total clause.
14. Ratusz Głównego Miasta
Gdańsk Main Town Hall is a historic Ratusz located in the Gdańsk Main City borough of Śródmieście. It is one of the finest examples of the Gothic-Renaissance historic buildings in the city, built at the intersection of Ulica Długa and Długi Targ, in the most popular part of Gdańsk. The Main Town Hall in Gdańsk houses the History Museum of the City of Gdańsk.
15. SS Sołdek
SS Sołdek is a retired Polish coal and ore freighter. She was the first ship built in Gdańsk (Poland) after World War II and the first seagoing ship completed in Poland. She was the first of 29 ships classed as Project B30, built between 1949 and 1954 in Stocznia Gdańska. The name was given in honour of Stanisław Sołdek, one of the shipyard's shock workers.
16. Meczet imienia Dżamala ad-Dina Al-afganiego
Jamaluddin Al-Afghani Mosque in Gdańsk – is currently one of four active mosques in Poland, the only one with a minaret and the only one in Gdańsk. It operates within the Muslim Religious Community in Gdańsk, which is one of eight communes in the country. The mosque is located in the VII Dwór housing estate at 17a Abrahama Street.
17. Wzgórze Pachołek
Pachołek Hill – a hill in the area of Gdańsk district of Oliwa. Also called Mount Pachołek, and in German initially Pacholkenberg, and from 1797 to 1945. Carlsberg or Karlsberg. It is located in the Oliwa Forests complex on the edge of the Tri-City Landscape Park and on the tourist trail Kartuski and the Skarszewski trail.
18. Bastion św. Gertrudy
St. Gertrude Bastion – a bastion of the New Italian type, built in the years 1607–1638 in Gdańsk, the only one preserved in its original shape and the last of the western fortifications. One of the fourteen similar bastions that fortified the city in the seventeenth century, located in the Old Suburb near the Lower Town.
19. Molo w Brzeźnie
Brzeźno Pier - a pier located in Brzeźno, one of the resort boroughs of Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship; in Poland. The pier was built in the second half of the nineteenth century, with a length of 100 metres. The pier was later expanded after World War II and currently has a length of 136 metres and a width of 7.2 metres.
20. Historyczna brama nr 2 Stoczni Gdańskiej
The Gate No 2 of the Gdańsk Shipyard is one of the gates leading into Gdańsk Shipyard. Because of the gate's proximity to the Shipyard's management buildings as well as its good access to Gdańsk Main City and Gdańsk Główny railway station, the Gate is commonly considered to be the main entrance to the Shipyard.
21. Cerkiew Świętego Mikołaja
The Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas is an Orthodox co-cathedral and parish church in Gdańsk, Poland. It belongs to the deanery of Gdańsk of the Diocese of Białystok-Gdańsk of the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church. Also used by the Gdańsk military parish of St. George the Winner.
22. Szaniec Jezuicki
Jesuit earthwork, less often the "Jesuit fort" - a historic trapezoidal fort in Gdańsk. It was founded by the Prussians on the edge of the Upland, in a place towering over the old Scots, at ul. Anielinka colony. From 1968, the earthworks has been entered in the register of monuments.
23. Sanktuarium Matki Bożej Brzemiennej w Gdańsku Matemblewie
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Pregnancy in Gdańsk Matemblewo – Roman Catholic Marian sanctuary. It is located in the Matemblewo housing estate in the Gdańsk district of Brętowo, in the Pomeranian Voivodeship. It belongs to the deanery of Gdańsk Oliwa in the Archdiocese of Gdańsk.
Wikipedia: Sanktuarium Matki Bożej Brzemiennej w Gdańsku Matemblewie (PL)
24. Pomnik Świętopełka Wielkiego
Monument to Świętopełk the Great in Gdańsk – a bronze monument depicting Świętopełk II the Great, Duke of Gdańsk in the years 1227–1266. It is located in Gdańsk, on the square between Szeroka, Grobla II, Świętojańska and Złotników streets.
25. Abbot's Palace
The Abbots' Palace in Oliwa is a rococo palace in Oliwa, a quarter of Gdańsk. It houses the Department of Modern Art of the National Museum in Gdańsk, and along with the Cistercian-Cathedral complex in Oliwa it is listed as a Historic Monument of Poland.
26. Solidarity Museum (European Solidarity Centre)
The European Solidarity Centre is a museum and library in Gdańsk, Poland, devoted to the history of Solidarity, the Polish trade union and civil resistance movement, and other opposition movements of Communist Eastern Europe. It opened on 31 August 2014.
27. Latarnia morska Gdańsk Port Północny
Gdańsk Port Północny Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Gdańsk, located on the Polish coast of the Baltic Sea, by the Bay of Gdańsk. It is the youngest lighthouse in Poland; located between the lighthouse in Hel, and the lighthouse in Krynica Morska.
28. Park Oruński im. Emilii Hoene
Emilia Hoene Oruński Park – historic, third largest city park in Gdańsk, the largest of the historical parks. It is located on the Oruński Stream, on the border of the districts: Orunia-Św. Wojciech-Lipce and Orunia Górna-Gdańsk Południe.
29. Gdański Ogród Zoologiczny
The Gdańsk Zoo is a zoological garden located in Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodship, Poland. It was opened in the district of Oliwa in 1954 and covers 123,76 hectares, which makes it the largest zoological garden in Poland in terms of area.
30. Wieża Więzienna
Prison Tower – was built as an element of the medieval fortification of the Main Town in Gdańsk. Together with the Torture Chamber and the so-called neck connecting them, it forms the foregate complex (barbican) of Długa Street.
31. Morski Kościół Misyjny Niepokalanego Serca Maryi
The Maritime Missionary Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Gdańsk is a church belonging to the Province of St. Francis of Assisi of the Order of Friars Minor in Poznań. It is located in Gdańsk, in the Nowy Port district.
Wikipedia: Morski Kościół Misyjny Niepokalanego Serca Maryi w Gdańsku (PL)
32. St Elizabeth Church
Church of St. Elizabeth in Gdańsk – a historic rector's church, located within the boundaries of the parish of St. Bridget of the Archdiocese of Gdańsk. In the years 1622-1820 it was the second temple of Gdańsk Calvinists.
33. Kościół pw. Świętego Jana Bosko
Church of St. John Bosco – a historic parish church in Gdańsk Orunia, Roman Catholic. Originally it was an evangelical temple and bore the name of St. George. Since 1945, the church has been managed by the Salesians.
34. Kościół Bożego Ciała
The Church of Corpus Christi in Gdańsk is a Polish Catholic parish church located in the centre of Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship. It belongs to the deanery of Pomerania-Wielkopolska of the Diocese of Warsaw.
Wikipedia: Kościół Bożego Ciała w Gdańsku (polskokatolicki) (PL)
35. Biskupia Górka
Biskupia Górka is a neighbourhood and hill in Gdańsk, Poland, located in the Śródmieście district. Historically, Biskupia Górka had important strategic meaning, since it is a hill close to the main city.
36. Baszta Pod Zrębem
The Tower under the Framework, also known as the Trump Tower – a historic late Gothic tower located in the Old Suburb of Gdańsk, near Motława, preserved in ruin. The neighboring tower is the White Tower.
37. Jan III Sobieski
King John III Sobieski Monument in Gdańsk is an equestrian statue of the King of Poland John III Sobieski (1629-1696). Originally built in Lviv in 1898, the monument was transferred to Gdańsk in 1965.
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