The Old Town

 

Jan III Sobieski Monument


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A monument commemorating King Jan III Sobieski, which may well be regarded as one of the most interesting monuments in Poland. It commemorates the triumphs of the Polish army, whose history symbolises the difficult and complicated history of the Polish Republic.

Monument to the Defenders of the Polish Post


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On the first day of World War II a group of 50 employees of the post office under the command of Konrad Guderski fought for 14 hours and resisted fierce attacks from German forces.

Polish Post Office


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In the Polish Post Office was one of the first acts of World War II in Europe, as part of the invasion of Poland. The Polish Post Office was the scene of some of the most dramatic events of the first days of World War II. At daybreak on 1 September 1939, German troops attacked the Polish Postal Administration that...

Church of St Bridget


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St. Bridget's Church was erected in 1396 in the Gothic style on the site of the former small chapel, which in 1374 housed a corpse of St. Bridget, who was being transported from Rome to Sweden. The church was burnt to the ground during World War II and reconstructed in 1973. In 1992 St. Bridget's Church was granted...

Church of St Catherine


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The Church of St Catherine is the oldest and also the most important parish church of the Old Town, erected between 1227-1239. First founded by the princes of Gdansk Pomerania, it was substantially expanded in the 14th century. Until 1944 the church used to daze visitors with its internal decor brimming with...

Great Mill


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Great Mill was built around mid-14th century on the Radunia canal. It was the largest Teutonic investment in Gdansk and one of the largest industrial buildings in medieval Europe. It was constructed during the rule of the Teutonic Knights, being completed in around 1350.

Old Town Hall


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Old Town Hall was erected in the period from 1587 to 1595 by Anthony van Obbergen. It is an outstanding example of Dutch Mannerist architecture. The building displays the classic features of high quality Mannerist Flemish architecture. Old Town Hall is a compact, plain building with no distinctive ornamentation,...
 
 
 

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