Explore Gdańsk - tours and walks

It is easy to explore Gdańsk, particularly its Old Town, on foot. We start at the Golden Gate (Złota Brama) at the entrance to ulica Długa.

Tenement houses run along Długa street. On the left we pass the Town Hall (Ratusz) tower. When we pass the tower, it gives us a view of the Long Market ( Długi Targ) , which is an extension of ulica Długa, and at its entrance stands the Neptune Fountain (F ontanna Neptuna) . To the left of the fountain is Artus Court ( Dwór Artusa) .

Long Market culminates with the Green Gate ( Zielona Brama) . Go through the gate and turn left onto Długie Pobrzeże , which runs along the Motława. On the left side of the tenement houses are shops with amber products as well as several restaurants. Going along Długie Pobrzeże , on the left you will see the Gdańsk Crane (Żuraw Gdański) . Close to the crane, to the right of Motława is moored a ship called Sołdek , which was the first Polish merchant ship.

By the Crane, go through the gate to the other side of the houses on ulica Mydlarska , walking among the houses, we end up at ulica Mariacka .

Ulica Mariacka is a short street lined with cobbles. Along the entrance to the town-houses there are stone steps, and each of the properties has been finished with a different balustrade, which makes a big impression of crowdedness, but at the same time, cosiness.

At the end of Mariacka street is St. Mary's Basilica of St. Mary's Meeting of the Assumption (Bazylika Mariacka Wniebowzięcia NMP) . Circle the basilica from the left side and you will reach the main entrance. In front of the basilica is a miniature replica which can be viewed in all its glory. Pass the entrance to the basilica on the right, bypassing the basilica in order to come to ulica Szewska (this is a short street ending at the intersection of Świętego Ducha street). Passing the basilica, opens a view to us of the green square in Szewska from which you can follow the diagonal paths to reach the Świętego Ducha i Grobla I road junction, where you will find a street fountain whose corners are four huge stone lions. It is recommended to sit on a bench in front of the fountain and relax after a walk, and whilst you are there wait for the water show. On warm days in summer you'll see children playing there and waiting for the streams of water to shoot into the air. In the evening, the water becomes a show of light as the fountain is illuminated.

After resting, you can go back the same way towards the Basilica, then go around it to get to the intersection of ulica Piwna with ulica Kaletnicza . Kaletnicza street will lead you to ulica Długa, where you will be able to find a place to eat.

You could also go to Oliwa and do this trip:

The Metropolitan Cathedral in Oliwa, an organ recital, Opacki park in Oliwa, the palm house, the seventeenth-century water forge or the zoo, as well as the park and beach in Jelitkowo.

Organ recitals in the Oliwa Cathedral take place: November, December, January, February, March - weekdays and Saturdays - 12.00, Sundays - 15.00 April - weekdays and Saturdays - 11.00, 12.00, Sundays - 15.00, 16.00; May - weekdays and Saturdays - 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, Sundays and public holidays - 15.00, 16.00, June - weekdays - 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 15.00, 16.00, Saturdays - 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, Sundays - 15.00, 16.00, 17.00, July, August - weekdays - 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 15.00, 16.00, 17.00, Saturdays - 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, Sundays and public holidays - 15.00, 16.00 , 17.00; September - weekdays and Saturdays - 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, Sundays - 15.00, 16.00, Oct . - weekdays and Saturdays - 11.00, 12.00, Sundays - 15.00.

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