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Classical Gdańsk

If it is your first visit to Gdańsk make sure you see a few flagship places, symbols of the city. If you have been living here for years you have probably passed them on your way home many times. Perhaps it is worthwhile to stop and see them afresh? Every reason is good to have a walk to the Main Town and the Old Town and rediscover the hidden gems of architecture; this is why we invite you for a journey through classical Gdańsk.

Upland Gate (1/12)

Upland Gate
Upland Gate
Fot. Gdańska Organizacja Turystyczna

There is no doubt that it is a visiting card of the city, inviting visitors to walk along the Royal Road (Droga Królewska). The Upland Gate is a Renaissance building constructed in 1574-1576 with ornaments and decorations chiselled by Flemish sculptor Willem van den Blocke. A perfect background for an Instagram photo  Nowadays, it also has a representative function in Gdańsk. In the old days, with ramparts that no longer exist and a moat, it was a part of modern fortifications protecting the access to the city. As of 2012, the building houses the Pomeranian Tourist Information Centre, worth visiting if you are looking for new places to see.