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Located along the Baltic coast of northern Poland sits one of the country’s oldest cities, Gdansk. The scenic port city and capital of the Pomorskie province is filled with bustling public markets, local boutiques that specialize in amber, and well-preserved medieval landmarks. Figure out your itinerary with this helpful travel guide of exciting things to do in Gdansk listed down below!

Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Gdansk

Situated in central Gdansk is one of the largest brick churches in the world, the Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. One of the city’s main tourist attractions, the Gothic Roman Catholic church is the co-cathedral to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gdansk. Visitors will be rewarded with a stunning panoramic view of the city, if they choose to challenge the 405-step climb up the church tower’s spiral staircase.
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Long Market

With all the things to do in Gdansk, a trip to the busy shops and stalls of Long Market is a must on the list! Locally known as Dlugi Targ, the historical public square is filled with delicious restaurants and unique local shops and boutiques. Within walking distance to the long public square are a number of the city’s well-preserved historic houses, like the Golden House, Uphagen House, Lion Castle, and more.
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Neptune’s Fountain

The famed Neptune’s Fountain is considered to be the main symbol of Gdansk and one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. Built in the 17th-century, the bronze statue honors the Roman sea god, Neptune as he holds his mythical trident. During World War II, the statue was dismantled and hidden alongside the city’s valuable treasures. Visitors can find the icon located at the front of the entrance to Artus Court, in the Long Market.
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Westerplatte

History buffs visiting would enjoy a stop at the city’s iconic monument honoring the Battle of Westerplatte. Built in Gdansk’s former military area, the historic location is the site of where Polish and German soldiers first battled in the invasion of Poland, during World War II. The 25-meter high memorial landmark is famously known for its stone finish and fascinating bayonet design.
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