(June 16, 2018) Gdansk
We’ll arrive at Gdansk in our early flight which is scheduled
to land at 9:30 AM. Hotel has the main highlights just around, so it
should be easy for us to combine our visits with the needed rest after
that short sleep.
The spots marked at map are:
0- Hotel Kamienica Goldwasser
1- Canal Raduna
2- Medieval port crane
3- Ulica Mariacka
4- Dlugi Targ
5- Highhland and Golden gates
6- Nacional Museum
No issues in our way from home to Gdansk. Just
trying to sleep most of the three hours of flight. Once in the airport,
picking up the car in Panek is fast. We can use the GPS in the cell
phone because of the European roaming to reach the city center. It’s
harder to find a place to park in the street and then taking the bags
up to the third floor by the stairs.
They’re cleaning the room so we go down to the
riverside to take some drinks in a terrace, amazed by the views and the
boats that are passing, with the famous “Black Pearl” between them. In
the room, which is nearly a flat with wonderful views, the first thing
to do is changing to summer clothes and then we go down to the
restaurant for our lunch. We share the typical dumplings and a main
course of meat for each of us: Wild boar for me and duck for Eva. We
pay 200 zlotys in total. Everything is delicious.
It’s nearly 4 PM when we’re finally ready to
explore the city. We go to the gate to Ulica Maliacka, a picturesque
street full of jewelries selling mainly amber, which is the start of
the gems in this country.
The street ends in St. Mary’s Church, where we pay
4 zlotys (1 euro) each as admission fee. Inside, we can see beautiful
altarpieces, one pieta and, above all, the astrological clock.
Our way drives us until the Armory, where we have
to change to Ulica Dluga where we can see the complex with the Highland
Gate, the Prison Tower and the Green Gate before walking back to the
This is a beautiful street with the highlight in
Neptune Fountain, in front of the City Hall. There, the street changes
its name to Dlugi Targ.
We walk through the Green Gate and the bridge to
go across the river to Spichlerze Island, where we see the medieval
towers and the big and modern panoramic wheel before taken a walk by
the riverside to see the most iconic building in Gdansk: the medieval
Our room is just besides the crane and we can even
see it from the window, but across the river we can get the best views
It’s time to come back to our riverside, where the
hotel and the crane are. We buy some souvenirs there before going up to
the room for a rest.
We’re pretty tired after this very long day so,
it’s just past 6 PM when we go to bed and get our desired sleep.