A Day in Gdansk, Poland | Exploring Old Town

A Day in Gdansk, Poland | Exploring Old Town

On the last week of 2016, I went to Gdansk, Poland to visit one of my best friends. It was a week long stay and I had an incredible time there. There is quite a lot to see in Gdansk, and I was honestly quite surprised as I thought that it was a bit smaller city. But that means more travelling for me, so not complaining. Anyways, I decided to cut my whole Gdansk trip into two posts, or maybe three, we will see how it goes. I decided to do that simply because I don’t want to spam you will a big amount of photos and lots of information. Less content but more quality is what I aim for. So, let’s start!

One thing that Gdansk is very famous for is its Old Town. It is bloody gorgeous and definitely surpassed all my expectations. The main square is full of colourful and beautifully decorated, painted houses that you just can’t pass without snapping a picture of two (read: at least 100 photos). In fact, the whole old town is full of this type of houses. I would give anything to live in such house! Gives vintage feels and vibes to me.

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The most famous street is Long Lane, it leads from Golden Gate to Long Market and Green Gate. It’s the most touristy place of the city, so a lot of restaurants, souvenirs shops and tourists are all around. There is also a ginormous St.Mary’s Chruch what is currently one of the two or three second largest brick church in the world. It is truly a sign to see. It’s possible to go up at the top of this church and see the whole city from the skyline. We didn’t go up this time but I’m hoping to do so next time I’m in Gdansk, maybe in summer.

The street along the port is beautiful and worth seeing as well. Lots of mini restaurants, souvenirs shops and beautiful architecture to look at. When we were exploring the city and wandering the streets, we accidently found this very narrow street which was so mesmerising and less crowded than the main street. I snapped quite a few photos of it but they don’t do justice. I swear I could live in this part of the city. It is simply amazing.

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We visited old town in the evening too and it was just as beautiful. Sadly, my camera wasn’t cooperating with me and I couldn’t take great photos. They all turned a bit blurry and not focused at all. Note to my future self: get a new camera. There is even a ferry wheel in the Old Town and guess who took advantage of it? Me! It was quite windy, so I was a bit on the edge but the view made it all worth it. Again, my camera wasn’t cooperating because it was a night time but it was a very pretty view, trust me on this.

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If you are planning or are thinking of visiting Gdansk, I’d say go for it and faster! It’s truly a gem in Poland and I am so happy that I finally visited it. I am hoping to come back in summer to explore a bit more of it, get on top of that church and take even more photos. Fingers crossed.

Have you ever visited Gdansk? Are you planning to?

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