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Top Things to Do in Gdansk: A Guide to Poland's Hidden Gem

Nestled along the picturesque Baltic coast, Gdansk, Poland, is a city that blends its rich history with vibrant modernity. From its beautiful and colourful architecture to its bustling waterfront, Gdansk offers a plethora of experiences for people seeking cultural immersion and a nice getaway. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a photographer, a foodie, a or a city explorer, Gdansk has something to offer for everyone.

Keep reading to hear more about my top 5 attractions and things to do and see in Gdansk Poland.

1. Explore the Old Town

Begin your Gdansk adventure by stepping back in time as you wander through the charming cobblestone streets of the Old Town. Filled with beauty in every corner, with restored medieval architecture, including the iconic Main Town Hall and the majestic St. Mary's Church, which boasts the largest brick church in the world. Don't miss the opportunity to stroll along Long Street (ul. Długa) and Green Gate (Brama Zielona), immersing yourself in the city's captivating history and timeless beauty.

Gdansk old town and town hall

2. Wander Through the Colourful Mariacka Street:

No visit to Gdansk is complete without a stroll down Mariacka Street. Lined with picturesque pastel coloured townhouses and filled with intricately designed amber jewellery, this charming cobblestone street is worth a visit with its charm. Take your time to browse through the numerous amber boutiques with jewellery crafted from the Baltic's golden gemstone or even purchase a unique souvenir to commemorate your visit - I ended up getting a green amber bracelet! 💚🧡

mariacka street gdansk

3. Stay at Radisson Blu Hotel

Located in the heart of Gdansk's historic district, Radisson Blu Hotel Gdansk makes it the ideal location for your stay with the top attractions at your door step. From elegantly appointed rooms and suites to beautiful views of the historic old town, Radisson Blu experience is tailored to exceed expectations. During my time there, I stayed at the luxurious "Junior Suite with Balcony - Old Town View" which I really enjoyed!

Check out my drone reel from the terrace here - the view was breath taking!😍

radisson blu hotel gdansk

4. Soak in the Views from St. Mary's Church Tower:

For panoramic views of Gdansk's skyline, make your way to St. Mary's Church and ascend its towering spire. The climb to the top may be a bit tough (as with every tower we climbed we question if its every worth it lol), but the breathtaking views of the city from the top were worth the effort.

st mary church tower gdansk

5. Indulge in Gdansk's Culinary Delights:

One of my favourite parts about traveling is trying new foods. In Gdansk, I loved trying Polish pierogi. 😋 Polish pierogi are dumplings made from unleavened dough, typically filled with a variety of savory or sweet ingredients such as mashed potatoes, cheese, meat, cabbage, mushrooms, or even fruit. They come with the option of being boiled or fried and are often served with different sauces. While you're there you can also sample other traditional Polish dishes like żurek (sour rye soup), and kielbasa (polish sausages).

polish food pierogi

Gdansk, with its rich history, architectural splendor, and cultural vibrancy, offers a captivating old-world charm. Whether you're exploring the medieval streets of the Old Town, admiring the amber-lined cobblestones of Mariacka Street, or indulging in the city's culinary delights, Gdansk is ideal for a fun weekend getaway.

Hope you enjoyed reading about my top things to do and see in Gdansk, Poland! Make sure to follow me on Instagram for more travel tips and exclusive content @Ela_Kir.

As always,

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