The last stop on our Eurotrip turned out to be an absolute icing on the cake. Gdansk, the port city of Poland, was the perfect enchantress with mood-lit ports, fine architecture, breezy coast, and exuberant atmosphere yet basking in the festivities.
The city was our concluding destination before we boarded the intercity train to Warsaw for my onward flight to New Delhi. I must admit that Poland’s fourth largest metropolitan city is certainly the most beautiful metro city I have been! Kissed by the Baltic Sea in the North, Gdansk still revels in its magnificent history.
The city is fitting in numerous ways when contrasted against other Polish cities. More English speaking/understanding people, better tourist amenities (exchange counters), fine architecture, and unparalleled coastal charm are my top pick while maintaining Gdansk as Poland’s best.
Save a day or two, and you can actually plan on a church trail, city-hopping, museum visit close to Gdansk Port, or just go for a walk through the not-so-busy bylanes with gothic structures overlooking from all around. The city has everything perfect about it and pictures stand by all the bragging!
How to reach Gdansk
Gdansk is well-connected by flights from all the major cities across the world. While the intercity train is quite popular and well used in this part of Poland. Frequent trains ply from Gdansk Glowny to Krakow (584 km in 6 hours) and Warsaw (417 km in 4 hours) while buses are available from the bus station to most of the major European cities.
Map of Gdansk
Here’s how we made the best of our 24 hours in Gdansk!
Soon after reaching the city we headed to the port area! It was lit!!
Loved posing at Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) – among the most scenic spots in Gdansk
Passed by this college of Arts couldn’t resist a click! No, that isn’t a monument!
Continuing the series, we posed at the iconic spot in Gdansk near the port
And that’s the look-alike of Black Pearl Pirates Of Carribean fame!
Then we went shopping at the biggest shopping arcade in Gdansk City Center. This is one of the entrances.
Took the customary selfie near Gdansk Museum
Did some street photography in the City Center. I timed this one just perfectly
Took a lot of street pics. This is special, for it belongs to the iconic clock tower street
Yet another selfie by the port. It was a wonderful moment watching those adorable swam swimming across the canal
Walked this iconic crane located right next to the National Museum in Gdansk
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Enjoyed riding & clicking pictures of the Ferris wheel
Loved clicking the Clock Tower with Christmas Tree by its side
Headed to the Sopot Beach before sunset
Found these colorful shells lying on the sand
And I caught these wonderful seagulls flying with the colossal sea in the backdrop
And this is Mc Donald’s store located next to Gdansk Glowny
After a full day of the exhausting journey, we treated ourselves to some Thai Food
That’s exactly what happens when you are made to wait for the food
Couldn’t resist clicking the tasteful interiors of Thai Thai thriving amid lush green
During evening strolls I happened to click this – one of my top favorite cityscapes from Gdansk
And then I said goodbye to Gdansk. This is the parting picture taken at Gdansk Glowny Railway Station
Thou shalt be missed Gdansk!
For a place as captivating as Gdansk, you definitely need set yourself free and take a stroll around the Victorian streets of the city. And you will leave this place only to realize that it changed you forever. Transforming you into its true admirer!