Tri-City is not only beautiful sandy beaches, but also numerous attractions. Spa resort Sopot, historic Gdansk and modernist Gdynia tempt you with amazing places to discover during your stay in the Tri-City.
Especially for you, we have prepared a list of attractions that will help you plan an unforgettable stay in Sopot. Extraordinary places are waiting for you, let yourself be carried away by the adventure and enjoy the moment at the Lion Apartments! Here you will discover both something relaxing and exciting. Something for solo travelers, couples, families or a pack of friends. Take advantage of our suggestions - you are sure to find the perfect places for you!
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The most famous and representative part of Gdansk is, of course, the Main Town. If you find yourself in Gdansk, this is where you should start your sightseeing. Its unique atmosphere and huge number of monuments make it a unique tourist attraction. At the junction of Dluga Street and Dlugi Targ Street you will find one of the most characteristic buildings - the Main Town Hall. Walking further along Długa Street from behind the famous Neptune's Fountain you will see Artus Court. While visiting the Main Town, you also can't miss one of the symbols of Gdansk dating back to the 14th St. Mary's Basilica - the building is the largest brick church in the world. While strolling along Gdansk's Long Embankment, you will see yet another famous Crane Gate. One of the most beautiful streets in Gdansk - St. Mary's Street - should also be an obligatory point of your walking tour. It is a magnificent example of original old buildings. A walk along it gives you the opportunity to admire the monuments and visit charming restaurants, cafes and stores. In this place you can feel the real atmosphere of Gdansk.
Above the Motlawa River, close to the historic center of the city, rises an interesting block of the World War II Museum. Due to historical events, it is a special place - located only three kilometers from the Westerplatte peninsula. The museum conducts exhibition, educational, cultural-scientific and research activities. It presents World War II from the perspective of the politicians and civilians of the time and is not limited to the experiences of the Poles. The heart of the museum is the main exhibition located 14 meters underground, where you will be able to admire nearly 2,000 exhibits. Exhibits prepared with modern solutions friendly to all age groups. Equally for the youngest there is a special exhibition devoted to the life of a Warsaw family during the occupation years.
When visiting Gdansk, it would be a sin not to visit Old Oliwa and one of the most charming corners of the city - Adam Mickiewicz Oliwa Park, which was created in the 18th century on the site of the former gardens of the Cistercian monks' monastery. Here you can meet specimens of plants brought from almost all over the world. It is worth going to the newly opened Palm House. Among the most beautiful buildings of old Oliwa is the Oliwa Cathedral - a three-nave vaulted basilica. While strolling through Oliwa Park you can also visit the Abbots' Palace and the Ethnographic Museum. For families with children we recommend a walk in the nearby ZOO. While in the area, it's also worth climbing Pacholek for a panoramic view of the city. The free observation tower offers a picturesque view of beautiful Gdansk.
The legendary place has become a refuge for Tri-City alternative artists in recent years. When visiting Gdansk, it's worth a trip here to see how history combines with avant-garde art in an interesting way and becomes a tourist attraction. The shipyard areas today have more to do with independent culture, art and entertainment than shipbuilding. Nevertheless, visiting them requires passing through one of the most famous gates in Poland, the so-called "historical gate" right next to the Monument to the Victims of December 70. While there, it is worth visiting, among others, ul. Elektryków and 100cznie - a cluster of food trucks, bars and art spaces located in containers and post-shipyard buildings, the Imperial Shipyard, the docking basin and its art installation, WL4 - an art gallery in the old Shipyard building and the M3 Crane - an absolute must see!
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The pier in Sopot is the main attraction and showpiece of the resort. It is difficult to imagine visiting Sopot without walking on the most characteristic structure of the city - the longest wooden pier in Europe. From here you will be able to enjoy a beautiful view of moored yachts and the city of Sopot. In the summer season it is a popular place for strolls, and at the same time a haven for tourist passenger shipping and water cabs. On both sides of the pier stretches the beach - one of the favorite spots for families with children.
Being in a coastal city during your excursions, you should not miss the local sea lighthouses. The Sopot lighthouse is one of the most characteristic elements of the Sopot landscape. If you dream of a beautiful panorama of the Tri-City, all you have to do is climb the winding staircase to the top to enjoy the breathtaking views. From the top, you will be able to admire the famous pier and a beautiful view of the city and the sea. In addition to its tourist character, the lighthouse is still an important facility for sailing on the Gulf of Gdansk today.
A port city with plenty of attractions
The building of the Marine Station used to be crowded with emigrants. From here the legendary Polish transatlantic ships "Pilsudski" and "Batory" set sail. Today you can visit the Emigration Museum here - the first museum in the country dedicated to the history of emigration and the history of Poles around the world. Interestingly, the museum is one of the few institutions that tells about the past in a place that is actually connected to historical events. It is located in the modernist building of the Marine Station. Inside you will see an exhibition that tells the history of emigration from the 19th century to the present day - after Poland joined the European Union. On the multimedia globe you will see what the presence of our compatriots in the world looks like. Without leaving the building you will be able to take a sea voyage to New York and Chicago.
The most famous place in Gdynia and a must-see on any tour is undoubtedly Kosciuszko Square. It is the main place of entertainment and recreation for residents of Gdynia and tourists who want to take a stroll and see, by the way, numerous nautical attractions in the form of the historic destroyer ship "ORP Blyskawica" and the sailing ship "Dar Pomorza." This is the only place where within a 10-minute walk you will find a venue for cultural events and entertainment, the harbor wharf and even a sandy beach adjacent to the yacht basin. An unforgettable experience of the depths of the seas will be provided by the Oceanographic Museum and the Maritime Aquarium located here. From here you can also take a cruise ship to the Hel Peninsula or Gdansk. Lovers of walking can take a walk along the nearby Seaside Boulevard. This most famous promenade runs between the foot of Kamienna Gora and Kępa Redłowska, and the Gdansk Bay. It connects the beach in Downtown with the beach in Redlow.
Gdynia Orlowo is located in an extremely picturesque part of the city. It is a district rich in tourist attractions and beautiful landscapes, quite unlike big-city landscapes. There is a seaside promenade, located above the level of the beach, which leads, among other things, to the fishing harbor and to the magnificent wooden pier, originally intended for military purposes, today - dedicated exclusively to strollers. Overlooking the strollers is the beautiful, majestic Orlowski Cliff. It is definitely the most romantic of all places in the Tri-City, ideal for a date and a walk along the cliff, from where you can admire the seaside panorama and amazing sunsets. In the summer there is also the only stationary theater stage on the beach , where you will have the pleasure of watching City Theater performances. While in the area, it is worth climbing the nearby Kolibki observation tower, which offers a beautiful view of Gdynia, or go to the Adventure Park, where you can try your hand at adrenaline sports.
Located in a district of Gdynia. An additional attraction is the funicular railroad that goes to the observation deck of Stone Mountain. The cable car ride is free of charge. In good weather, however, it is worth climbing up the stairs and enjoying the ever-present greenery.
Gdynia is different from the old Pomeranian cities. It's numerous nautical references: round windows, referring to ships' portholes, sharp building blocks, resembling ships' hulls, superstructures, whose prototype was a captain's bridge, or external stairs like ship's gangways...There are few such large, compact ensembles of modernist architecture in Europe as in Gdynia.The city, built as a Polish dream, a "window to the world", as part of an ambitious economic plan, was at the same time a field for young Polish architects, urban planners, decorators and interior designers. Gdynia's modernist Downtown was formed in the very short period of the decade of the 1930s, which further strengthened the symbolic message of "white architecture" and "sunny city."