Gdansk- the hidden gem of Poland


Gdansk at night

If you are looking for a quick weekend get away, Gdansk in Poland is a good place for a nice getaway. From the UK, there are several flights including one from the London Luton airport, the Hungarian airline Wizz Air fly a couple of times a day to the city of Gdansk.

The city is part of the Tricity that combined Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia. The public transport system in Poland is comparatively cheaper than other places in Western Europe. A weekend visit can easily combine the three linked cities. The European Solidarity Centre which is dedicated to the spirit of solidarity and the trade union activism that eventually led to the collapse of socialism in Poland. For those interested in museums; well Gdansk has many, the history museum, the museum for the Second World War and the Emigration museum, there are a few churches as well; St Mary’s Basilica. Not to be out done, Sopot also has a pier that will give Blackpool a good turn for its money. There are restaurants and for those interested in shopping for the good things in life, what about Galeria Ballycka with over 200 shops.

A stroll in the evenings on the cobbled streets for walkers and lovers is a must, there is also the beach in Sopot for those interested in getting their feet wet, but there is always plenty of things to do in and around the Tricity. Things are in general cheaper in Poland and thanks to the fact that Poland did not join the Euro zone.

The food is great as many restaurants offer a combination of European and Polish cuisines. For this trip, I stayed at the Hotel Gdansk located in the heart of the old city. There was easy access to everything and the Poles are always happy and willing to direct tourists. A good map is needed to fully enjoy a trip around these 3 wonderful cities.

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