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Three Crosses Monument

Gdansk, Poland
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Ranked #11 of 52 attractions in Gdansk
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This monument to the shipyard strikers from the 70s was impressive and right by the old shipyard gates. Its well worth going through the gates to the BHP hall where the workers and Lech Walesa met. It houses an excellent photo exhibition about the Solidarnosc struggle and the hall itself is laid out as if at a meeting or election.... More

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Gdansk, Pomorskie, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Not only Three Crosses looks monumental, but they also strictly refer to polish history. If you have ever heard about "Solidarność" you can't just miss this place.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This impressive monument is near the entrance to the shipyard gates and a very short walk from the present Roads to Freedom exhibit. It was amazing to stand in the square near where Lech Walensa stood and to really understand and appreciate the struggles and sacrifices made by the Polish people to gain their freedom. The stop at the monument... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

As well as seeing this monument which is moving on its own don't forget to visit the BHP hall just inside the gate to the ship yard. This was the original conference hall of the ship and the current exhibition is well worth seeing. It shows a chronological pictorial timescale of the events in this town history which influenced so... More

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Somerset NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The monument at the gate of the former Lenin Shipyard is just the beginning of what will be a massive museum of Solidarity that will open next year or so. The museum looks like it will resemble a ship under construction, sided with steel plates rusting in the weather. There is a small museum on the premises, with photos and... More

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Well worth the short walk out of the town centre to experience the birthplace of Solidarity. Much of what happened here has moulded the future Poland. I remember the news and seeing the peoples struggle for freedom and democracy. This is a fitting and moving monument and take time to read what happened. Look out for Pope John Paul's footprints... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

An unforgettable place for all those who remember the bravery of the people who worked here and started "the road to freedom". Lech Walesa and all the others, these great steel crosses are really a monument they deserve. I still recall television showing us their fight against Communism...... We should never forget what the word "solidarity" really stands for, a... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

If you love recent history Gdansk is the birthplace of Solidarity - here is the monument to the movement where it started. Totally worth the walk - outside the main tourist area - to see this historical site. Very moving to read about it and experience the site.

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Sunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Monument is excellent, just on from Road to Freedom Centre. The large size as you look up is relevant to the enourmous battle and changes to Poland that this monument represents

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Temple Hills, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This monument to the Shipyard Workers is near the entrance to what was the Lenin Shipyard, commemorates the 42 people killed during the anti-Communist riots of 1970 and is depicted by three forty-two meter steel crosses which rises over Solidarity Square. A must see in Gdansk.

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