Old Town
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  • TheDumbuser
    Dudelange, Luxembourg42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old town
    Old town like a old town should be. With many amazing old buildings, historycal sightseeings, some modern shops, high prices and tourist crowds. Definately worth the walk.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 14, 2023
  • Kylie Hatton
    Edmonton, Canada8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Romantic Cobblestone Streets
    Old Town in Gdańsk is a must do when you’re in the city! The cobblestone streets are beautiful and there’s tons of restaurants, local merchants, and shops to check out! It’s very busy during the weekends so I suggest going during the weekdays if you’re able to!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 18, 2023
  • Happy Traveller
    Sydney, Australia8,574 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous
    Wow I really liked this place . Had a great tour guide who was full of great info. Plenty of free time to wander. Great main streets full of history. Beautiful church. Great canals. 👍👍
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 26, 2023
  • Robyn-and-John
    2,297 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent place to visit
    The old town is always alive with people wandering around. There are dozens of sidewalk cafes and souvenir shops. It's a must to see and soak up the atmosphere. There are lots of cobblestone streets and the old buildings are spectacular.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 20, 2023
  • Susanna
    Gdansk, Poland2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a very nice city. I really liked it.
    It's a very nice city: beautiful architecture, friendly people, and exciting entertainment. I really liked it. Prices for food and services are not high. I highly recommend the fish restaurant and massage on Rybny Targ Street
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 24, 2023
  • kitd1275
    Bergen, Norway412 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating town
    The Gdansk Old Town is very nice. It has museums, a street market, lots of shops, pubs, bars, and restaurants. We went in December, so there was a Christmas market, and it was actually very nice to see. There were lots of Christmas-themed shops, and they even had a stage for some presentations along with plenty of Christmas decorations and lights.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 16, 2023
  • Ilovetravel
    Birmingham, United Kingdom390 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful city break
    We visited Gdansk on a cruise and so were only here for 8 hours but what an incredibly beautiful city with so many superb bars and restaurants. The city has a fascinating history too, particularly the Hanseatic League days, check it out. Will definitely return for a long city break.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 30, 2023
  • Christine O
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Gdansk
    Beautiful city....not cheap and everything is in Zloty currency. I would recommend bringing Zloty with you or having a Revolut card. We were surprised at how expensive coffee shops and drinks were. Meals out are reasonably priced! Amazing cafes, bars and restaurants. Beautiful people who are so kind and polite to tourists. Fantastic museum's with anazing public transport. We got snow in the New Year for all our stay...stunning!!! We felt very safe there with our family.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 7, 2024
  • LoSALVA
    Reus, Spain369 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    BEAUTIFULL OLD TOWN CENTER
    . . . Beautiful historic center of the old city, rebuilt after the Second World War destroyed by the Nazis at the end of the war. . . very cool to walk and look for a small terrace to eat some pierogi and drink some beers . . . Bonic centre històris de la ciutat vella, reconstruit despres de la Segona Guerra Mondial destruit pels nazis a l'acabar la guerra . . . molt xulo per pasejar i buscar una terrasseta per menjar uns pierogi i beure unes cerveses . . .
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 19, 2024
  • Bluesphynx
    1,616 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vibrant river setting
    Had thought of skipping Gdansk as it's so far north but thank goodness found a group tour that takes us to this absolutely beautiful city with its tall narrow houses more like those in the Netherlands . Being restored or completely rebuilt doesn't take away its charm as it's so representative of its Hanseatic League legacy. The rich German heritage makes it quite unlike Wroclaw or Krakow. The lovely fish restaurants deliver the freshest cod at reasonable prices, the river location reminds us Singaporeans of our own Clarke Quay with its fancy restaurants and bumboats. Very touristy but so accessible and the shops selling amber may be pricey but at least they provide certificates of authenticity and have an amazing variety of designs.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 28, 2024
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Travelinman
Enniskillen, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Old Town Gdansk. If you go to the WW2 museum you will see what the old town looked like after the Germans and Russians were finished with it

However since then the most careful and highly skilled reconstruction of the old town and surrounds has returned it to one of the most beautiful towns in Europe. The exquisite buildings and their facades combined with the pedestrian streets and ease of getting around makes the town perfect for at least two or more days of exploration. Museums , buildings of interest and of course the street full of Baltic Amber Jewellery shops and endless really good restaurants , coffee shops and bars make this an almost obligatory place to put on your travel list.
Written February 15, 2020
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H. Lark
Tampere, Finland14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The old town's streets are perfect to take a stroll and to admire European architecture. This whole place was destroyed during the horrors of WWII but it admirable how they had rebuild the whole place again and I really appreciate the fact of how they didn't want to let go of their cultural heritage so they put a lot of efforts to rebuild it. A river flows through the old town and on the either sides of the banks, the houses look amazingly beautiful, their triangular roofs and red bricked walls add tranquility to the picturesque scene. The streets are lined with cobble stones which is a typical part of European history. Stockholm's old town has a very similar design and architecture.
Written May 24, 2020
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Maia Braaten
Trondheim, Norway4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Old Town in Gdańsk is spectacular! I love the narrow streets, the old building and churches that you can stumble upon while just walking around. The river bank is just lovely!
We went there in December and it was very nice with all the decorations, the Xmas Fair. We would love to see the city in the summer - heard that kayaking on Motlawa is something completely different.
Written March 9, 2020
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Leonardo M
Krakow, Poland63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Gdansk's old town is one of the most beautiful of Poland. You'll never get tired of walking around appreciating the architecture. The vibe it's just incredible. You'll find a lot of history, nice cafes and restaurants. I visited the city during March and the weather was super crazy (sunny, windy, rainy and snowy, all during the same day). Not to mention the covid restriction but I'll definitely gonna be back during summer time.
Written July 4, 2021
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Weissgunn
Singapore, Singapore264 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Really enjoyed walking through this area in the late afternoon early evening. Winter, so many places were closed (and each would be a separate review anyway), but well worth spending the time to walk through and take this magnificent part of town in. Street signs to guide the way help.
Written February 17, 2020
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AndyM_Liverpool
Liverpool, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Keep returning and every year it just gets better. Great atmosphere for sight seeing, eating out, drinks or parties. It's amazing to see how the newly restored areas are continuously being added in the same theme and feel
Written July 29, 2020
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Malgorzata
12,086 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Old Town is part of the Gdansk district of Srodmiescie. This is the oldest area of ​​the city. When visiting Gdansk, you cannot miss this historic city center, which still captivates with its wonderful architecture and unique atmosphere. The representative historic part of Gdańsk is considered one of the most beautiful complexes of this type in Poland.Here you can see extremely valuable monuments from different periods, referring to many architectural styles, created for centuries by artists from around the world. Such a large and compact urban complex also has its own almost magical atmosphere.The entire Old Town of Gdansk is beautiful and really magical, it consists of impressive buildings with beautiful architecture and unique.
Written June 10, 2020
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Steit Slings
Calpe, Spain264 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The touristic parts of town are very beautifully kept or restored. The buildings look great, the architecture is very interesting. You can see Gdansk went to great trouble to make the city as attractive as it can for visitors.

The old town and the newly renovated office area around the harbours are absolutely stunning, the way the modern architecture seamlessly flows into the old style houses and back again is a well planned piece of architecture that deserves a mentioning.

Bit of a shame that if you wander of into the more residential areas that the glory of the old town is not pulled into those parts. As soon as you step out of the tourist area you see heaps of garbage, run down places and houses that feel jealous of their cousins only a few streets away.

Gdansk is certainly worth your visit, see the old town, walk into the office area and do visit the other parts too.
Written September 8, 2020
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Ted
Miami Beach, FL222 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Its been 30 years since I last visited and I was truly surprised and how rapidly Gdansk has grown and prospered. The old town is full of fine quality restaurants, shops, and beautiful historical buildings to explore. Several boat trips from the docks allow for day visits to nearby locations. A must see.
Written July 19, 2021
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Michael H
Cavendish, UK17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Stag weekend which overall was fantastic, it’s a beautiful place with plenty to do and not far from the beach. Loads of restaurants, bars & cafes. Just be aware later at night there is a very sinister side that comes out. Spiked drinks and constant pressure to get you into clubs which then rip you off
Written June 6, 2023
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