Fly from Aberdeen Airport to Gdansk and uncover a city with historic monuments round every corner, cosy streets, and beautiful architecture.
Gdansk’s Old Town has to be one of the most interesting in Europe, containing ancient buildings, fascinating museums and friendly people. The Old Town showcases the city’s architecture in all its glory and is also home to some of Gdansk’s best shops and restaurants.
Zuraw and the waterfront
Dating back to the 14th century, the Zuraw is the oldest surviving port crane in Europe. The crane is now listed as a monument, standing proudly on Gdansk’s historic waterfront. The crane is now a branch of National Maritime Museum of Gdansk – well worth a visit.
Value for money
Quite rightly, Eastern Europe is a popular city break among groups of friends due to its lively culture and great value for money. Head to No To Cyk in the Old Town, a stylish Communist kitsch bar where drinks cost only four Polish Zlotys (less than one pound). Prefer a quieter night? Food in Gdansk is equally cheap and delicious in the many restaurants around the city.
Długa Street and Długi Targ Street belong to the city’s most impressive streets. Every house, no matter if old or modern, tells a story and represents the beautiful Gdansk architecture. Here you can also catch a glimpse of the Neptune Fontaine, a historical symbol of the city, and the Hall of the Main City, an important secular building.
Gdansk is home to some interesting churches as, for example, the St. Mary’s Basilica. Admire exquisite pieces of Medieval and Baroque art and climb 400 steps to the top of the tower to enjoy a stunning panorama view over the entire city. Also visit the St. Catherine’s Church which is the oldest parish church of the old town and hosts the Museum of Tower Clocks.