Gdansk is a Polish city situated in the northern part of the country. Due to its unique location at the crossing point of important trading routes, a thousand-year history and old commercial traditions Gdansk has become the major port city and the meeting place of different cultures, nationalities and religions. Besides, Gdansk is Poland’s pearl of original old architecture today.
Gdansk is a city of almost half a million, the sea capital of Poland, a major economic, scientific and cultural center, a popular tourist destination. Located on the Gulf of Gdansk, on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea, Hansa City for centuries played a key role in the commodity exchange between the Northern and Western Europe, and Central and Eastern European countries. Today tourists arrive here for excursions. The old town is cut down by the street Dluga, with the Golden Gate and Dlugi Targ, ending by the Green Gate. Here is a great agglomeration of monuments, art galleries and goldsmiths. Here you can admire the gothic buildings of the City Council and the Court of King Arthur. Next door is the Casa de Oro, a symbol of the wealth of the bourgeoisie in Gdansk, and in front is the Fountain of Neptune, which brings together the lovers and the tourists. An architectural miracle Mariacka is the small street, with its narrow houses and terraces, under which there are galleries with amber jewelry. Gdansk is part of the community of three cities that includes the modern port Gdynia and the city-resort.