The large 15th-century construction known as the Foregate consists of the Torture House (Katownia) to the west and a high Prison Tower...
This museum is dedicated to all things amber and the craft of designing and creating amber jewellery. The musuem is located in the...
Built in 1612, the Golden Gate was designed by Abraham van den Block, son of the man behind the decoration of the Upland Gate. It's a...
It’s startling to step straight from Gdańsk’s historic main street into this very modern café-bar, dominated by bright red panels, a...
Simple vegetarian milk bar with a central location and a menu of curries and lentil dishes as well as szarlotka (apple cake) and juices.
Upland Gate information
The traditional entry point for kings was Upland Gate, at the western end of the Royal Way. It was built in 1574 as part of the new fortifications, which were constructed outside the city's medieval walls to strengthen the system. Authorities weren't happy with the original structure, so in 1586 they commissioned Flemish artist, Willem van den Block, to embellish it, covering it with sandstone slabs and ornamenting it with three coats of arms: Prussia (unicorns), Poland (angels) and Gdańsk (lions).