Gdansk: The Sixth Largest City in Poland

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Gdansk (Polish: Gdańsk) is the sixth-most populous city in Poland, lying at the mouth of the Motlawa River, on the southern cost of the Baltic Sea.


Five interesting facts about Gdansk:

  • The complex, combining a castle-town, city, and port, began to take shape in the 10th century.
  • The first written record of the city's name dates back to 999.
  • In 1263, it was granted city rights by Pomerelian duke, Swantopolk II (1195–1266).
  • Parts of the Old Town, which had suffered large-scale destruction during the Second World War, were rebuilt during the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Together with neighbouring Gdynia and Sopot, the city forms a large metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto).

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The Old Town of Gdansk

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The Motlawa River, Gdansk

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The Motlawa River, Gdansk

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The Motlawa River, Gdansk

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Buildings reflected in the Motlawa River, Gdansk

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The Motlawa River, Gdansk

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The medieval port crane (built in 1442–1444), Gdansk

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"Eco Marina", Gdansk

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"Eco Marina", Gdansk

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Dlugi Targ street and the Main Town Hall (built in the 15th century) in the distance, Gdansk

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Neptune's Fountain statue (built in 1606–1633), Gdansk

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The Old Town of Gdansk

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The Old Town of Gdansk

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The Old Town of Gdansk

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The main railway station (built in 1896–1900), Gdansk

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New buildings, Gdansk

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East view of the Old Town of Gdansk



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6 comments

  1. Wow this looks stunning. I am yet to go to Poland but after reading this I really want to go

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  2. I almost went on a business trip to Gdańsk. Seeing these photos make me disappointed that it was canceled ! I hope i can make it out there sometime.

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  3. Gdansk looks like a very pretty city. I love the architecture and the colors of the buildings!

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  4. I love history and travel! These pictures are beautiful and are the epitome of both!

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  5. I love your pictures! I have not yet been to Poland and I didn't realize the country had so much coastal land. Some of the architecture seems similar to when I visited Amsterdam but I'd love to check out Poland in person!

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  6. Wow this city looks amazing and I love all the colorful and vibrant photos you took. Definitley great to see what Poland looks like through someone elses eyes

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