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Top Choice Museum in Gdańsk

European Solidarity Centre

Opened in 2014, and housed in a love-it-or-hate-it example of 21st-century architecture (its rusty steel plates designed to evoke ships under construction), this exhibition has quickly become one of Gdańsk's unmissa…
Top Choice Church in Gdańsk

St Mary's Church

Dominating the heart of the Old Town, St Mary’s is often cited as the largest brick church in the world, its massive 78m-high tower dominating the Gdańsk cityscape. Begun in 1343, the building reached its present pr…
Top Choice Museum in Gdańsk

Museum of WWII

Opened in 2016, this striking piece of modern architecture is a bold addition to the northern end of Gdańsk's waterfront. It has rapidly become one of the city's must-visit attractions, tracing the fate of Poland du…
Top Choice Polish in Gdańsk

Tawerna Mestwin

The speciality here is Kashubian regional cooking from the northwest of Poland, and dishes such as potato dumplings, stuffed cabbage rolls, fish soup and fried herring are as close to home cooking as you'll get in a…
Top Choice Bar in Gdańsk

Józef K

Is it a bar or a junk shop? You decide as you relax with a cocktail or a glass of excellent Polish perry on one of the battered sofas, illuminated by an old theatre spotlight. Downstairs is an open area where the pa…
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…
Museum in Gdańsk

National Maritime Museum

This is a sprawling exhibition covering Gdańsk's role as a Baltic seaport through the centuries. The headquarters, the multimillion-euro Maritime Cultural Centre, has a permanent interactive exhibition 'People-Ships…
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) soars above the busy waterfront. Built in the mid-15th century as part of the biggest double-towered gate on the shoreline, it also se…
Cafeteria in Gdańsk

Bar Mleczny Neptun

It’s surprising where some of Poland’s communist-era milk bars have survived – this one is right on the main tourist drag. However, Neptun is a cut above your run-of-the-mill bar mleczny, with potted plants and deco…