Gdansk Cruise Port is located in the town of Gdansk which is the sixth largest city in Poland. It is the country’s main seaport terminal and as such plays a crucial role in the nation’s international shipment trade. The port was ravaged in World War II and was heavily bombed by invading forces. It was also the base of the Solidarity Trade Union Movement whose opposition to the government led to the downfall of the Polish Communist Party in 1989.
The Gdansk port of all is now flourishing with commercial activity; many ships are pregnant with cargo and tourists docking at its harbor.
Gdansk cruise terminal is just a short distance from the bustling city main. Gdansk is also next door to the city of Sopot, a known spa town.
There are many shopping areas that are in close proximity to Gdansk Port. One area worth mentioning is the Long Embankment region. Here one can find rows of stalls selling a variety of merchandise, including the famous product of the region; i.e. amber. Amber is sold widely in Gdansk and is available in small and large shops alike.
For clothing and apparel, a good place to visit is Galeria Swetra, which sells a wide range of clothes and fashion accessories. The store is also famous for sweaters, some of which are handmade.
Solidarity Square is another good shopping place to visit. The place teems with shops that sell souvenir items, clothing, music and memorabilia.
Things to See
Gdansk is steeped in culture and history, and the city has done a good job in preserving historical structures and relics, many of which date back centuries ago.
The pathway that passes through the Long Street (Ulica Dluga) and Long Market (Dlugi Targ) region offers visitors an opportunity to see the city’s many old buildings, cafes, and shops.
Among the many interesting structures that can be found along the pathway are the Prison Tower, Torture House, Upland Gate, and Golden Gate. The Uphagen House and the Main Town Hall in Long Street offer guided tours to visitors and tourists. Other cultural and historical structures along Long Street are Neptune Fountain, Arthur's Court and the Golden House.
Gdansk also has a number of old churches, some of whom date back in the 15th century. The churches most visited in Gdansk are St. Bridget, St. Catherine, St. John, St Mary and St Nicholas
Church, and St. Mary's. St. Mary’s, one of the oldest religious structure in Gdansk, is also the biggest brick church in the world.
For a taste of authentic Polish food, one can try out the many different food stalls and kiosks situated along pedestrian pathways. These informal shops are known to serve some of the best tasting regional dishes in Gdansk.
There are many local bars and restaurants that one can find around the city. If you want to try something different, check out Bar Mleczny Neptun, which is a traditional milk bar. For authentic Polish fare such as Pierogi, drop by Pierogarnia U Dzika, which is located near St. Mary’ church. Servings are generous and prices, affordable.