The best attractions of Gdynia
Gdynia offers a lot of attractions. These are both the most famous and common places as well as many unusual points. See what awaits you in this modern port city.Kościuszko Square
It is a favorite place for walks by residents and tourists. The biggest attraction are the historic ships and sailing ships mooring here at the quay. There are many concerts, festivals and other events. There are also restaurants and bars serving Pomeranian specialties.
Marina in Gdynia
It is considered to be the largest and most modern marina in Poland. Became a fashionable place, innovative, where everyone can feel a bit of luxury and prestige. It is situated in the very center city center and is one of the most beautiful places. It is located on the right side of Kościuszko Square (looking towards the Bay of Gdańsk).
Avenue of Passenger Ships
It is an alley of plaques commemorating the arrival of passenger ships at the port in Gdynia. It was established in 2001, and the number of plates is still growing. They have them here, among others ships: Albatros, Birka Princess, Vistamar, Lili Marleen, Grand Princess, Discovery, Star Princess, Constellation, Baltic Cruise project, Navigator of the Seas, Hanseatic, Queen Victoria, AIDAluna, Emerald Princess, Grand Mistral, Vision of the Seas, AIDAblu , Mein Schiff 2, Costa Pacifica, Marina, AIDAbella, MSC Orchestra and Celebrity Eclipse. The avenue is located at the end of the South Pier and it is the only place of this type in Poland.
Museum ship. It is the oldest surviving destroyer - a World War II veteran and the only Allied combat ship that actively participated in the activities throughout the entire period of hostilities. The route for visitors runs both on and below deck. You can see artillery and torpedo armament, a torpedo, anti-aircraft gun, naval mines, depth charge launchers and drop-offs, as well as the rooms of the gym, stern radio station and non-commissioned officers' living quarters.
The museum ship, one of the symbols of the city. A three-masted school sailing ship, a frigate, purchased by the Pomeranian community in 1929 for the Maritime School in Gdynia. It has traveled half a million nautical miles, which is comparable to 25 voyages around the Earth. Wandering around the deck, individual cabins and engine rooms, you learn about the fascinating history of the tall ship and the people who spent a long time at sea.
It is an extension of Kościuszko Square. It was built in parallel with the construction of the Port of Gdynia in the 1930s. This is the viewing axis, hence the best view of the Bay of Gdańsk in Gdynia, the wooded hills of Oksywia, and straight ahead to the Hel Spit. At the pier, among others, monuments: The Masters Game, Józef Konrad Korzeniowski, a stone pedestal with a sculpture of the Wave Conductor Dreamer, Passenger Ships Avenue.
Bulwar Nadmorski im. Feliksa Nowowiejskiego
It is a 1.5 km long promenade leading along the seashore. It begins with the Gdynia fish, i.e. Adam Smolana's sculptures, which are the symbol of the city. At the end of the trail, there is a sculpture called "Return to Home", showing two silver salmon returning to the rivers. In addition to the walking route, there are: an "open air" gym, a playground for children, a bicycle path, restaurants and bars.
It is a 52 m high hill in Gdynia and the central point of the district of the same name. It is located in the city center and almost by the sea, and is considered an extremely prestigious location. It offers a breathtaking view of the yacht harbor, Kościuszko Square and the Gdańsk Bay. This is one of the best viewpoints. An additional attraction is the free cable car that you can go up to the top.
Molo and Klif Orłowski
A beautiful wooden pier, the history of which dates back to the First World War. In distant times, they rivaled the Sopot Pier. It offers a view of the sea, beaches, promenade, as well as Gdańsk, the Hel Peninsula, and above all, the Orłowski Klif.
The cliff is a steep sea shore of Kępa Redłowska and stretches for 650 m. It looks exceptional both from the sea level and from the top. From year to year, washed away by storm waves, it slides more and more into the sea. It is a natural process that cannot be stopped. It is estimated that the next generations will not see him anymore. Admission to the pier and Klif Orłowski is free.
It is a landscape nature reserve in Gdynia. It covers the area along the Gdańsk Bay from Polanka Redłowska to the Kacza River in Orłowo. There are educational and recreational paths on its premises. It was established in 1938.
Church of St. Michała Archanioła
It is the oldest building both in Gdynia and in the whole Tri-City. It is a historic Roman Catholic church located at ul. col. Stanisław Dąbek in Gdynia's Oksywie district. Its history dates back to 1224. From the original, medieval construction, only the western wall of the temple has survived to this day.
This is a representative place, highlighting the city's Kashubian past. There is a monument to Antoni Abraham, a social activist and propagator of the Polishness of Pomerania. Kaszubski Square was once a central place where life flourished and Kashubian fishermen were drying nets, first villas and tenement houses were built here, trade in stalls and first shops developed.
It is one of the few oldest preserved monuments in the city. It was the last place of residence of Antoni Abraham. It is located at an angle to ul. Starowiejska, surrounded by high blocks of Gdynia. Unfortunately, it is now privately owned and cannot be visited. However, it is worth seeing it from the outside.
The most popular beach in Gdynia, located in the center of the city. It is wide, clean, sandy, with a gentle descent to the sea. There are many attractions for children, incl. a large playground, inflatable slide, trampoline. There are many dining options and other Gdynia attractions near the beach.
This is an extraordinary place in the center of Gdynia, surrounded on three sides by the sea. It is located almost at the end of the South Pier. Here you can see unusual species of fish, amphibians and reptiles from different parts of the world. The biggest attractions include: coral reef, sharks, electric eels, the world's smallest crocodile, stonefish, green anacondas, red piranhas, the largest freshwater fish, arapaimas and rays. The aquarium is inhabited by a total of over 1,500 living organisms from 250 different species.
Experyment Science Center
These are interactive exhibitions and a space for creative experimentation by children, adolescents and adults alike. Everyone will find something for themselves. The exhibition is divided into five thematic zones. In this way, we will explore the secrets of the water world, natural issues, physical curiosities, get to know the human body and reach for health. The place is a showcase of the modern city of Gdynia.
A characteristic, prestigious building in Gdynia. Located at Kościuszko Square and the Gdynia marina with a stunning view of the Gdańsk Bay. 126 meters high. It is a unique place on the tourist map of Poland and the most recognizable apartment building in Pomerania. Interestingly, this luxurious and extremely modern skyscraper was built in a place where the sea was 80 years ago.
When visiting Gdynia, it is impossible to miss the museum. We recommend visiting the Naval Museum, the Emigration Museum, the Gdynia City Museum, the Gdynia Automotive Museum, the Banker Mini Museum, the "Bridge Street" Game Card Museum.
You can find more information on our post: Museums in Gdynia worth visiting
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