The best attractions of Sopot
Sopot is for some a prestigious city with an atmosphere, for others an overrated resort that has already lived through its heyday. What is it really like? It's worth judging for yourself. See what attractions are waiting for you there.Pier in Sopot
It is the longest wooden pier in Europe. The walking part is 511.5 m, of which 458 m goes deep into the Bay of Gdańsk. Its history dates back to 1827. Initially, it served as a local marina, only after the expansion of the spa it acquired a recreational and representative function. The entrance fee to the pier is valid from April to the end of September.
It is located right next to the Sopot pier. It looks like a tower, but in fact it is an old chimney of a balneological facility, which, built at the beginning of the 20th century, needed a boiler room. Designers constructed it so as not to disfigure the resort. However, from the very beginning it also acted as a maritime navigational sign. It obtained the status of a lighthouse in 1977. It is open to visitors all year round. From the observation deck you can see the Gdańsk Bay and the Tri-City panorama.
"Monciak" or Bohaterów Monte Cassino Street
This is Sopot's representative promenade. It stretches from al. Niepodległości to the Spa Square, leading to the pier and the Sopot beach. The promenade is decorated with beautiful, historic tenement houses. There are countless restaurants and cafes, bars and pubs as well as evening entertainment places, as well as souvenir shops. The famous Crooked House stands next to it. "Monciak" is a place that, especially in summer, is vibrant with life until dawn. It is pedestrianized.
It was built according to the design of architects Szotyński and Zaleski. It's a building with undulating cornices and fabulously curved windows. It aroused interest from the very beginning. For some, it is a magical place of fascination, for others it is a disfiguring ugliness. Despite this, it has already become a symbol of Sopot. It's a place that doesn't sleep. On the first floor there are clubs, downstairs restaurants, cafes, offices, we can also see a wall of famous signatures. It is the most frequently photographed object in Sopot. No wonder, as it ranked first on the list of the 50 weirdest buildings in the world, published by Portal Village of Joy.
A forest amphitheater, located on an area of 4 hectares on the edge of the Tricity Landscape Park. It was established in 1909. It is a legendary point on the entertainment map of Poland. It is a place where many music concerts of outstanding Polish and foreign artists are organized. Performed here, among others: Lionel Richie, Paul Anka, Animals, Elton John, Whitney Houston, Boney M., Charles Aznavour. The Sopot Festival has been held here since 1960 (initially it was the International Song Festival). The exact address of the Forest Opera is ul. Stanisław Moniuszko 12.
Also called the Spa Square, it is the heart of the city leading to the Sopot pier. It is home to the stunning Sofitel Grand Sopot, one of the most famous high-class hotels in Sopot. In the central part there is Dom Zdrojowy, which is a functional complex, which includes, among others: SPA, conference center, restaurants and bars. The Spa Square itself makes an amazing impression and is one of the most atmospheric places in the city.
Next to the Spanish Court, it is one of the oldest monuments of Sopot architecture. Historic details have been preserved: tiled stoves from the end of the 18th century, several ornate double-leaf doors, numerous metal fittings, stucco facades and rosettes on the ceilings. Since 1974, as the seat of the Society of Friends, it serves as one of the most active centers of cultural life in the city. Concerts, exhibitions and poetry evenings are held here. The manor house can be visited every day, it is located at ul. Czyżewski 12.
One of the oldest buildings in Sopot. It was established in the 17th century. Over the years, it often changed owners. It was completely burnt in 1733, rebuilt in the 1840s. We can admire it in this form today. However, only from the outside, since the 90's it has been used for living. In the 1980s it was entered in the register of monuments.
Beach in Sopot
Golden sand, various attractions and great views - this is how you can describe the Sopot beach. It stretches along the entire length of the city. It is considered one of the most beautiful in Poland. It is distinguished by a well-organized infrastructure, places to rest, an accessible pier and playgrounds, as well as accessible eating places. She was ranked 94th in The 100 Best Beaches in The World ranking!
This is the newest yacht port on the Gdańsk Bay, opened in 2011. It is located at the end of the pier. It was built by "gluing" new concrete breakwaters to the structure of the pier. Two of them are closed to visitors and only available to the crews of mooring vessels. Breakwaters: at the pier and the southern one, lying on the side of the open sea, are open to everyone. The Sopot marina is very popular with yachts coming here both from home and abroad. There are over one hundred berths in the marina. It is a modern place on the map of Sopot, adding to it prestige. Luxury parties, sailing events and training sessions are held there.
Saline Water Pump Room
Together with the vantage point and a modern café, they are located on the third floor of the Spa House. The brine has been known to residents since 1973. It contains significant amounts of bromine and iodine, as well as potassium and magnesium. Of course, you can taste it in the pump room, and it's worth it, because it has healing properties: it replenishes the deficiencies of individual ingredients, it also helps to improve the functioning of the digestive system and has a positive effect on the bodies of people with diabetes.
Museums in Sopot
The seaside resort, although small in size, offers many museums worth visiting. They include: the Museum of Sopot, the Archaeological Open-Air Museum - Grodzisko in Sopot, the Sopot Wax Museum, and the State Art Gallery. You can read more about it in our article: Museums in Sopot.
Sopot sculptures and monuments
- Monument to Wojtek the Bear, a faithful companion of our Polish soldiers during World War II. It stands on a slope belonging to the Church of St. George, right next to the main pedestrian street of Monte Cassino.
- A sculpture of a fisherman balances in the air in front of the Crooked House in Sopot (Gen. Józefa Bem Street).
- The ECHO sculpture, also known as the Sopot "heap", stands on the roundabout connecting Bitwy pod Płowcami and Hestii streets.
- Monument to the Martyrdom of Polish Residents of Sopot was located at Kościuszki Street.
- The Jan Jerzy Haffner Monument is situated in the North Park between the SFINKS club and the Grand Hotel.
Full information about the most famous sculptures and monuments in Sopot can be found here.
Aqua Park Sopot
It is a complex of relaxation and sports facilities. It is located in the Sopot Kamienny Potok district. In addition to the pools, there are slides, water toys, a wild river, as well as various saunas, bowling and a restaurant. It is a great dose of impressions for the whole family.
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