Main Town Hall - Museum of Gdansk

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Main Town Hall - Museum of Gdansk

Main Town Hall - Museum of Gdansk
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Main Town Hall stands at the convergence of Długa and Długi Targ streets. The origins of the edifice go down to the early Middle Ages. From mid-15th century and up to the year 1921 it was the seat of the city authorities. This Gothic and Renaissance building features one of the most beautiful Renaissance halls in Northern Europe. In the summertime, the tower offers a panoramic view of Gdańsk.
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,252 contributions
It was built in the late 14th century
Jul 2021 • Friends
The Gdańsk Town Hall spire, with a golden replica of King Zygmunt August on its pinnacle, dominates ul. Długa's skyline. It was built in the late 14th century as the seat of city authorities and it hosted many Polish kings. Town hall was almost completely destroyed during WWII but rebuilt with extraordinary care.
Written July 5, 2021
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,725 contributions
Seen from everywhere
Jun 2020
The tall tower is visible from everywhere. Severely damaged by the bombings, it was rebuild after WWII.
Written January 13, 2021
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marekp59
Gdansk, Poland1,784 contributions
A must see in Gdansk.
Jul 2020
Built of brick, this Renaissance building is very delicate and slender in its shape. The Main Town Hall is characteristic of Gdańsk. This is an absolutely must see place.
Written October 22, 2020
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Martin W
55 contributions
Very nice Building
Aug 2020 • Family
We visited Gdansk an of course the Main Townhall. A very nice Building. In the near there is a nice little Cafè.
Written August 2, 2020
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LyndaMB
Warsaw, Poland88 contributions
Good (restored) interiors; great photos and paintings of Gdańsk
Jun 2020
This is a super building, even though not much is original. We were hoping for more about the history of Gdańsk but what there is is good - paintings of the city and 20C photos pre and post WWII destruction.
We bought the 8zl guidebook, which is a gem of old-fashioned Polishness. Read it for the long-winded, elegant sentences that say very little but are soothing while they last.
Written June 9, 2020
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Malgorzata
10,460 contributions
A very beautiful and majestic building in the Old Town of Gdansk
Aug 2019
This beautiful Town Hall built in the Gothic-Renaissance style located on the route of the Royal Road. The building is located in a group of buildings between Dluga, Kramarska, Piwna and Kaletnicza street , on the corner of the first two. It is the second, after the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in terms of height, the building of the Main City, the most representative part of Gdansk's Downtown. At the town hall above the entrance portal there is an incorrect city crest with two lions supporting the shield. The head of one of them faces the Golden Gate. According to legend, this lion looked in the direction from which the arrival of the Polish king was expected. Now the building houses the Historical Museum of the City of Gdansk. On several floors you can see various exhibitions and interior of this building. I especially recommend the lookout tower on the town hall tower from which you can see the beautiful panorama of Gdansk. Great interior and exterior architecture. Together with Neptune's Fountain , they create the most recognizable places that you must see and feel the atmosphere of this place. A beautiful building that makes a great impression. Extremely atmospheric place that everyone should see.
Written June 2, 2020
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bobbyza
Phoenix, AZ313 contributions
Impressive Town Hall!
Aug 2019
The Ratusz, or town hall, sits at the juncture of the Long Market and Long Lane. Second tallest building in Gdansk (83 metres high) is a fine example of Gothic-Renaissance. The tall tower element is reminisect of Big BEn in London. The front door and portal feature the coat of arms of Gdansk over the entry. Nearby is the Fountain of Neptune. Most impressive though are the many different views one can get walking down the Dlugi Targ from the waterfront. Most impressive.
Written April 25, 2020
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Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, UK1,859 contributions
Lovely building
May 2019
A central building that is gorgeously detailed and a great landmark in the beautiful old town. Worth seeing.
Written April 18, 2020
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stargazypies
297 contributions
Enjoyable hour looking around
Dec 2019 • Family
Very reasonable to visit, lots of old artwork, coins, trophies, medals etc, as it’s on the main thoroughfare it’s an ideal place to visit,
Tower was sadly closed for the winter, but still thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
Written December 8, 2019
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Eilef C
Sandefjord, Norway33 contributions
you se alot of old thing
Nov 2019
this is the same as. Gdansk History Museum (Muzeum Historyczne Gdanska).
I hope i could get to the tower but not impossible . But you can see lot of history
both history of ordinary poor people but also the elite of the population
Written November 24, 2019
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