We stick together in Gdansk

Gdansk is a unique city with over 1000 years of tradition. Its history is so rich that it could be divided between other cities of comparable size. At the same time guests who come here in great numbers every year emphasize the special character of Gdansk – it has the extraordinary atmosphere which additionally proves the city’s originality.

Gdansk is the capital of the agglomeration with over one million residents. Together with Sopot and Gdynia it forms Tricity. Gdansk is a very popular tourist destination. Located on the Baltic coast, full of magnificent Gothic buildings, historic churches, interesting museums and charming, filled with amber streets, Gdansk invariably impresses and fascinates. Its symbol, god of the sea  Neptune, looks from his pedestal at millions of people who visit the capital of Pomerania every year.

Gdansk’s numerous attractions determine its popularity. One of the attractions is European Solidarity Centre built in the place where during the communist era the biggest social initiative in Poland was started – “Solidarity”.  A huge exhibition presents Poles’ struggle against the oppressive communist regime. Only a few hundred meters away there is the Museum of the Second World War. When we enter the Main City we encounter numerous shops, cafes, restaurants, beautiful tenements and charming streets.

It is right here that we can find all the wonderful and symbolic city objects: Neptune’s Fountain, St. Mary’s Church, Artus Court, Uphagen’s House, Gdansk Town Hall, and the magnificent city gates. However, it’s not the end. Nearby there is a massive black cubic building of the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre where the English playwright’s works are staged. The Main City is the true heart of Gdańsk thanks to its remarkable character and atmosphere. After getting acquainted with this part of the city, it is worth to visit the majestic Oliwa Cathedral situated in a beautiful park. Inside the cathedral we can admire huge pipe organs which sound has been making an impression for 230 years!

Despite of all these attractions, most of all Gdansk is a city strongly connected with the sea. During your stay we highly recommend to visit one of the several wide sandy beaches, stroll on the Brzezno pier, or take a cruise on one of the White Fleet ships. If you go to Westerplatte, you will be able to see with your own eyes a place of heroic resistance of the Polish garrison against German invaders in September 1939, thus see the place where World War II started.

ERGO ARENA

11 409 seats

maximum capacity

22 863 sqm

area

18.08.2010

inauguration

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