Great Armoury (Wielka Zbrojownia)

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Malgorzata
11,440 contributions
Aug 2019
A beautiful building in the style of Dutch Mannerism. The Great Armory in the Main City of Gdansk is a unique architectural object. The Great Armory building was erected in the years 1600-1605 in the western part of the medieval defensive walls of the Main City. In the years 1997–2005 a lot of significant restoration works were carried out in the interiors and on the facades, the most visible of which was the restoration of the stone attic on the southern facade and the overall conservation of both facades together with the reconstruction of polychrome and gilding on Piwna Street. The Great Armory is definitely one of the most charming buildings of the old city.
Written June 5, 2020
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haroula2014
Piraeus Region, Greece116 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
The lions on the facade will welcome you in the Great Armoury. A lot of History as every building in Gdansk
Written June 9, 2019
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,656 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
The old arsenal building was eyecatching at the end of Piwna Street as I walked up that street from St. Mary's Church. This red bricked building fooled me as I thought it was a notable row house like those I had seen on the old town square. Apparently, the builders wanted to disguise the use of this building from any invaders so camouflaged it with the facade of 4 Flemish style row houses. The facade of this building is breathtaking. Its ornate decor includes Gdansk's city crosses, statues in niches, and heavily sculptured plaster works around each door showing Gdansk's coat of arms. Gilding is judiciously applied to highlight certain features. At the ends of the building are octagonal towers covered with copper domes now turned turquoise. The whole effect is gorgeous. The sign over the building indicated it now was used as an art school. Certainly worth the time to find this building for a photosnap.
Written July 28, 2018
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NorthernHeatseeker
United Kingdom635 contributions
Dec 2019
This was right at the end of our hotel street so we saw it every day. So much detail in the architecture, keep an eye out for the drain outlets!
We visited the market stalls inside on our way to the Christmas market.
Written January 16, 2020
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Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, UK1,914 contributions
May 2019
This is definitely my favourite building in the city, such beautiful details and so stunning when framed against a blue sky.
Written April 18, 2020
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Tom J
London, UK1,437 contributions
Nov 2019
The Great Armoury is a stunning pastel pink building in the heart of the old town Gdansk. The building has a stunning facade with very intricate details of which are best admired on a sunny day. At the moment the building has a christmas market at its back of which is well worth the visit up until the 23rd December.
Written December 7, 2019
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,588 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Gdańsk has many impressive buildings and the facade on the Grand Armoury is one of the best. On a sunny day, this is a stunning sight. The colours and details of the different features including the lions are very good. The armoury’s collection is worth a visit.
Thanks for your vote.
Written September 23, 2019
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Sue W
Ilkeston, UK863 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
This square block built of huge stones is in a big contrast to the neighbouring buildings. Built to safely house armouries and prisoners. Unfortunately it was closed when we visited but others told us it was worth going inside if possible.
Written September 10, 2019
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packcal
California1,278 contributions
Sep 2019
Four in one building which was used to store munitions and arma; located just outside the upper gate. Recommend.
Written September 7, 2019
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Adventure beyond imagination
Munich, Germany14,622 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
We walked down to the town hall and discovered this shining building complex by chance. We were so astonished by the dimension and beauty of the house.
Written July 22, 2019
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