Attractions

Top Choice Square in Gdańsk

Długi Targ

Długi Targ (Long Market) was once the main city market and is now the major focus for visitors. Things have got a bit touristy here over the last decade (dubious amber stalls, restaurant touts), but look up from the…
Top Choice Museum in Gdańsk

European Solidarity Centre

Housed in a mind-bogglingly ugly, oh-so 21st-century hulk of architecture, the exhibition in this unmarked centre (finding the entrance will be your first task) has quickly become one of Gdańsk's unmissables since i…
Top Choice Church in Gdańsk

St Mary's Church

Dominating the heart of the Main Town, St Mary’s is often cited as the largest brick church in the world. Some 105m long and 66m wide at the transept, its massive squat tower climbs 78m high into the Gdańsk cityscap…
Museum in Gdańsk

Artus Court Museum

Rising in all its embellished grandeur behind the Neptune Fountain, the Artus Court is perhaps the single best-known house in Gdańsk. The court has been an essential stop for passing luminaries ever since its earlie…
Church in Gdańsk

St Bridget’s Church

Founded over 700 years ago, St Bridget’s was reduced to medieval brick dust in 1945, and until 1970 only the outer walls were left standing. Very little of the prewar furnishings survived, but if you’ve taken a fanc…
Museum in Gdańsk

National Maritime Museum

This is a sprawling exhibition of maritime history and Gdańsk's role through the centuries as a Baltic seaport. Headquarters is the multimillion-euro Maritime Cultural Centre, with a permanent interactive exhibition…
Museum in Gdańsk

National Museum’s Department of Early Art

Located just outside the Main Town, the National Museum’s Department of Early Art is housed in the vaulted interiors of a former Franciscan monastery. It covers the broad spectrum of Polish and international art and…
Museum in Gdańsk

Historical Museum of Gdańsk

This museum is located in the historic town hall, which claims Gdańsk’s highest tower at 81.5m. The showpiece is the Red Room (Sala Czerwona), done up in Dutch Mannerist style from the end of the 16th century. The 2…
Landmark in Gdańsk

Żuraw

Part of the National Maritime Museum, the oh-so conspicuous Gdańsk Crane (Żuraw) rises above the waterfront. Built in the mid-15th century as the biggest double-towered gate on the shoreline, it also served to shift…
Church in Gdańsk

Oliwa Cathedral

The first surprise as you approach the cathedral is the facade, a striking composition of two slim octagonal Gothic towers with a central Baroque portion wedged between them. The interior looks extraordinarily long,…