Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Gdansk

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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Gdansk

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1. Old Town

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Neighborhoods

duhoz
By duhoz
I had a lovely evening stroll throughout the cobbled streets of the old town of Gdansk with its Genius loci.
History Museums

paulinja1
By paulinja1
One of the best museums in Poland when it comes to the modern history giving insights on the background of struggles...

4. Dluga Street (ul. Dluga)

4.5 of 5 bubbles2,073
Points of Interest & Landmarks

foodfan131313
By foodfan131313
Classic pedestrian walk through Gdansk old town with massive entry gates on both sides and beautiful buildings and ch...
Historic Walking Areas

Brittany_11_10
By Brittany_11_10
Worth a stroll down if you want a less bustling street than Dluga but still want to see the beauty of Old Town Gdansk.

6. St. Mary's Church

4.5 of 5 bubbles1,769
Churches & Cathedrals

Big_Jeff_Leo
By Big_Jeff_Leo
You can of course climb the very high tower for amazing panoramic views of the old town.

7. Oliwski Park

4.5 of 5 bubbles701
Parks

ivankP9451FP
By ivankP9451FP
We walked through the park from the #5 tram stop ... and it is spectacular.

8. Archikatedra Oliwska

4.5 of 5 bubbles934
Churches & Cathedrals

tombH5532CW
By tombH5532CW
The church interior is stunning and the famous organ worth seeing in its own right. We happened to be there during an...

9. Westerplatte

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Historic Sites

H16KSY
By H16KSY
Your Country should be proud of your forefathers and it’s History… This place is well worth a visit to understand the...
Points of Interest & Landmarks

deanosaur89
By deanosaur89
The fountain has a few cafes, shops and restaurants nearby but some of them can be a little pricey so you may want to...

12. Oliwa Zoo

4.0 of 5 bubbles819
Zoos

catlady300000
By catlady300000
Overall the zoo is good but since it is cold this time of the year, a lot of the animals were hidden and we didn't get...

14. Three Crosses Monument

4.5 of 5 bubbles348
Monuments & Statues

rickb0109
By rickb0109
... and we got great pics of new and the original old buildings and he showed us the builidng where Lech Welesa worked.

15. Długi Targ Square

4.5 of 5 bubbles246
Historic Walking Areas

KerryDirector
By KerryDirector
This is without doubt one of my favourite old town squares in Europe filled with amazing restaurants and bars .The bu...

16. Forum Gdansk

4.5 of 5 bubbles218
Shopping Malls

katarzynagR8041ZX
By katarzynagR8041ZX
This shopping mall is very close to the Old Town, so you can visit Old Town, then buy great clothes, accessories, ele...
Observation Decks & Towers

kamilak8900
By kamilak8900
Also you can order delicious drinks. Friendly service. The whole place is beautiful with this incredible view- no words...

18. St. Nicholas Church

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Churches & Cathedrals

gincar2016
By gincar2016
One has to see the old clock inside the church, very spectacular and striking on the hour....
Points of Interest & Landmarks

pawel_hbg
By pawel_hbg
The Green Gate constitutes one of the earlier examples of Dutch Mannerism in Gdańsk and the first early modern city...

20. Jelitkowo Beach

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Beaches

foodfan131313
By foodfan131313
As with all the beaches on the Gdansk, Sopot, Gdynia bayshore, Jelitkowo is very crowded and the water not so clean. If...
Natural History Museums

CarlaColumna123
By CarlaColumna123
It shows an impressive collection of the amber creations and the many "inclusions" of the amber. Interesting to see!

22. Dwór Artusa

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History Museums

Margo7850p
By Margo7850p
Total quantity of tiles in this stove is 520 pieces. It is Europe's largest, 11-meter tiled stove. Interesting exhibits...
Points of Interest & Landmarks

JamieJW
By JamieJW
Worth passing through as you head towards Long Street for dinner or shopping....

24. Polsat Plus Arena

4.5 of 5 bubbles242
Arenas & Stadiums

tonyd439
By tonyd439
Also, lovely to see so many families at the game. I will definitely go back to this stadium
Points of Interest & Landmarks

leuveen
By leuveen
Another beautiful place in Old Town, worth a stroll and a visit in one of the many cafes and restaurants.

26. Stogi Beach

4.5 of 5 bubbles160
Beaches

Dutkowska
By Dutkowska
Maybe sometimes a few steps from the main entrance, but still close enough to bars. The reason is in the tram stop...

27. Brzezno Pier

4.5 of 5 bubbles201
Piers & Boardwalks

daesquiv
By daesquiv
There are no shops of any kind in the molo but at the entrance there are a couple of shops and places to buy gofry, ice...

29. Crazy Animals

4.5 of 5 bubbles68
Aquariums

TheDumbuser
By TheDumbuser
It's just more fun to interact with the nice birds in a small group.
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What travelers are saying

  • SALVA E
    Reus, Spain29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    . . . 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 . . .
    Written April 19, 2024
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  • SALVA E
    Reus, Spain29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    . . . Nice museum about the Solidarity Movement and the end of the Cold War, very well explained, very didactic and understandable, one of the visits worth visiting in Gdansk. . .Bonic Museu sobre el Moviment Solidaritat i la fi de la Guerra Freda, molt ben explicat, molt didàctic i entenedor, una de les visites que valen la pena de Gdansk . . .
    Written April 18, 2024
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  • LondonE3Traveller
    London, UK1,411 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really enjoyed our visit (more than we expected). Museum is modern and has been done very well. There is lots of information and it’s presented in an interesting way. We thought we’d take a quick look as we had free entry with the Gdansk tourist card but ended up spending about 3 hours in there! Very interesting and we learnt a lot about WWII.
    Written April 19, 2024
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dluga Street, also known as the Royal Route is the main pedestrian old town street.
    Have in mind this is not a shopping street like in many towns, but a very historic and beautiful street, restored with amazing attention after WWII devastations.
    On its western side Dluga begins with two medieval gates - High Gate and Golden Gate and ends on the eastern side with Green Gate (former Royal residence, now a Museum) at Motlawa river. In between are postcard like restored Mannerism houses, imposing Old Town Hall with museum, Neptune fountain,...etc.
    The street is specially beautiful at night.
    Written April 7, 2024
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  • Maciej Ł
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most beautiful streets of Gdańsk. Each person visiting Gdańsk must find a moment and go there. Street is also full of amber jewellery shops :)
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    St. Mary's Basilica is the main, biggest and highest Church in Gdansk. It dates back to early 16c, built in Gothic style and counts as one of the biggest brick Churches in the world.
    Interiors are with high Gothic arched ceilings, pretty empty and whitewashed - result of WWII devastation and lootings. Few notable tombs inside including the assassinated Gdansk Mayor.
    You can climb the 409 steps bell tower for 16 Zl fee (around 4 Euros). Despite the high steps number, it's not that hard - only the first around 70 steps are narrow and spiral, while after them you climb a broad staircase built on the sides of a vast and spacious bell tower, so you can take your time and rest along the way not disturbing others.
    Views from up are amazing as it's the highest spot in city (though pretty small platform).
    Written April 7, 2024
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oliwski park is a nice and pretty big park between two towns (Gdansk and Sopot) that form Tricity. It's a nice oasis of greenery, small ponds, statues,...with several paths through it, a central cafe and beautiful Oliwski Carmelite Church.
    Nice place to relax and take a break from sightseeing.
    Written April 7, 2024
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited this Church during a day tour to Sopot from Gdansk, as it's set somewhere in the middle between.
    Church is pretty old dating back to 13c and claims to be the longest Carmelite Church. Main entrance is between two elegant tall brick bell towers with nice altar inside and terrific organ.
    Written April 7, 2024
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Being a history buff or not, the sole fact the world's bloodiest conflict ever began here, deserves your attention and imo your need to come here and visit it, as in some way everyone of us was affected by the horror of WWII.

    Westerplatte is located north from Gdansk, some 15 min drive from downtown on a small flat peninsula stretching out into the Baltic sea. By the bus stop is a carpark (they told me it was free, maybe because it was Sunday, but double check), which was close to monuments and attractions. You can also come by bus, but we had our rented car which was cheap and convenient for us as we explored north Poland, driving as far as Wolf's Lair which is 3 hrs one way.

    From the historic point of view main attractions are the ruined former barracks, the Polish defenders Memorial grave site with a Cross, and of course, the huge vertical monument to the defenders, which is on top a small hill reachable via circular pathway.
    Besides these, there's a kind of a scattered open air museum with info panels here and there, in both, Polish and English, explaining the history.
    I must admit I was disappointed with that, as imo such a place deserves a proper covered small museum dedicated to this site, and therefore I deduct one star.

    Apart from the historic background Westerplatte is a nice nature area, as it stretches along the coast with a pleasant walkway by the sea and right across the Monument is a busy port with ferries to Sweden.
    Written April 7, 2024
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of main attractions you cannot miss while walking the main Dluga street. It's set right by the imposing old Town Hall tower.
    The fountain is dedicated to Sea God Neptune, built in 17 c and beautifully restored.
    Written April 7, 2024
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gdansk has an amazing location by the river Motlawa with two small river islands in the very center.
    On the continental side is the terrific old town with its restored Mannerism houses, Churches and picturesque streets, as well the city icon - Old Crane.
    On the islands are mostly new built apartment houses in similar, but modern style, which perfectly blend with the old ones.
    Day, but specially at night, it's a great pleasure to walk around and admire the sites, despite the ongoing renovation and construction works which will even more improve the area when finished.
    Written April 7, 2024
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  • Gio B
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Price is good , they had all the animals you can think of. Wasn’t overcrowded wich I like and the place was overall clean..
    Written March 27, 2024
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The old Town Hall is one of city's symbols with its towering clock tower. Certainly one of most beautiful buildings in Gdansk was built in 15c in a mixture of Rennaisance and Gothic.
    Inside is a museum on Gdansk history, which we unfortunately didn't manage to visit.
    For such a tourist city I find it really odd to be open only 10AM - 4 PM. On day one we were not let in 20 min before closing, while for other days we had other museums planned (similar working hours) and out of town excursions.
    Written April 7, 2024
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a very moving, symbolic and important monument, standing in front of the magnificent Solidarnost Museum.
    Three Crosses with anchors on top of them were erected in honor of around 40 killed workers who participated in the first strike of shipyard workers in Dec 1970. The strike, better say uprising for better rights, was brutally bloody suppressed.
    However, that event marked the roots of forming the Solidarnost (Solidarity) movement, which led to dramatic and essential changes in Poland and all eastern Europe.
    Intriguing fact is that the monument was erected in 1980, a decade after these events, when Soviet communist oppression was still in force. Therefore, it's considered the first monument ever to Communist oppression.

    TIP: The Cross Monument is a pass by, 5 min attraction to take pics and pay your respects. The main star is the terrific must see Solidarnost Museum behind it, which I strongly advise to visit.
    Written April 7, 2024
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dlugi Square is set at the eastern end of Dluga (Royal Route) street. It's marked by the Green Gate which divides it from Motlawa river with pastel color Mannerism houses around.
    The Green Gate used to be a Royalty summer palace and today's a museum.
    The square is full of restaurants with open air seating.
    Written April 7, 2024
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