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“A historic street with some delightful residences from the past”

Ranked #3 of 152 things to do in Gdansk
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“A historic street with some delightful residences from the past”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Długa Street and Długi Targ (its extension) are also known as the Royal Route (Trakt Królewski and rank among the most beautiful streets in Europe. The street is relatively short (about half a kilometer), and the main attraction are the houses on either side, most of them dating back to the 15th to 16th centuries. Nearly all of them have been restored to their pre-war glory. In the past they housed the city elites- city councilors, mayors, scientific elite, etc. It is worth having a peek at the interior of some, and they are certainly grand.

The street runs roughly East to West, beginning with the decorative Golden Gate in the East (built in the style of Italian Renaissance) and dates back to the early17th century. Towards the middle of Dluga Street there is the 14th century Renaissance Town Hall, with its beautiful high soaring tower (81 m). It also houses the Museum of History of Gdansk. Beyond the Town Hall the street is called Dlugi Targ, and some of the most attractive houses are found there, including Artus Court (Dlugi Targ 43), considered to be one of the best preserved residences from that period in Europe. It is worth stopping and having a closer look at this masterpiece. However, other houses in the vicinity are equally charming. Also check out the Neptune’s fountain and the beautiful Brama Zielona gate at the end of the street to the West end (also the entry to Gdansk Old Town).

Like any other main street, there is an abundance of shops, restaurants and cafes (all a bit on the touristy side), and together with the street vendors and performers, Dluga Street becomes a hub of frenetic activities in the summer, which may not appeal to all. In addition, the day trippers from the cruise ships (who always seem to be in a great hurry) add to the chaos. A good time to really appreciate the street is early morning and later in the evening (perhaps over a few beers in one of the numerous pubs).

Visited July 2012
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“Touristy, the side street are better”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

There are a lot of must-see-sights on this main pedestrian street in the Old Town of Gdansk. However, the restaurants are tourist traps, and the side streets are frankly much nicer for strolling around. Walk through Dluga street looking efficiently to the right and left, maybe visit the Amber Museum in the Western end of it (great view on the Old Town from the museum tower) – but make sure to have enough time to explore the rest of the Old Town.

Visited July 2012
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Bierbeek, Belgium
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“The main street in the pedestrian area”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

A lot of old renovated houses indicating the rich heritage of Gdansk with a lot of bars/restaurants and souvenir shops who all try to convince you to have a look inside (and spend some money)

Visited July 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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“Typical tourist street”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Just a typical tourist street in a touristy city. Fairy busy, but there are some nice buildings and places to eat.

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Shenzhen, China
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“A must-see”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

It is the most well-kept part of Gdansk and definitely worth seeing. Only a few restaurants are worth visiting on Dluga itself - Velevetka being one.

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