The most beautiful parks in Gdańsk
Gdańsk is associated primarily with the beautiful Old Town, historic tenement houses and amber. Meanwhile, it is worth getting to know him from the green side. As much as 24% of the city's area is covered by forests and parks. See the most popular of them.1. Oliwa Park Adam Mickiewicz
The beginnings of the Oliwa Park date back to the 15th century. Thanks to the abbots of Oliwa of the Cistercian congregation, a monastery was established there. Then at the turn of the century it was transformed into an archcathedral. The garden and palace area was designed according to the French model by Kazimierz Dębiński in the 18th century. Currently, it is one of the most famous places in Gdańsk. The park captivates with its flora and order. You can see here such tree and plant species as: tulip tree, California fir, Douglas fir, Chinese juniper, warty birch, rhododendron, azalea, Japanese ginkgo, chestnut, hops and Swedish rowan. In the park there is a Botanical Garden and a Palm House as well as whisper grottoes, i.e. acoustic shells that allow two people distant from each other to communicate in a low voice.
2. President Ronald Reagan Park
It is the youngest, one of the three seaside parks in Gdańsk. The midwife is in the Przymorze district. This green area along the Bay of Gdańsk is a perfect place to rest or play with children. It has approximately 60 hectares. There are coniferous and deciduous forests, meadows, and a place for those who like to spend the day actively. So it has a recreational character. Numerous bicycle and walking paths, a playground, alleys, benches, outdoor gyms, skate parks, pumptracks, encourage you to spend as much time as possible in this place. The park's patron was Ronald Reagan, the president of the United States, who visited the city in 1990.
3. Jelitkowski Park
It is located in the area of the Oliwski Stream estuary to the Baltic Sea, in the immediate vicinity of the guarded beach in Jelenia Góra. It was established in 1875 as a curative park. Currently, it has an area of 7.4 ha and is a city park with a forest part. There are many species of trees here, including the pre-war lane of lime trees, birches, alders and various varieties of maples. Near the main entrance to the park, a beautiful specimen of an old plane tree grows by the bicycle path. This tree species is currently rare in Gdańsk. Currently, the park is primarily a meeting place, as well as a walking, recreational and cycling place.
4. Oruński Park
This is one of the oldest parks in Gdańsk, the second largest after the Oliwa Park. It covers an area of 19 hectares. It is situated in the picturesque Oruński Stream Valley, in the southern part of the city. Its history dates back to the end of the 16th century, when Gdańsk councilors, merchants, mayors and other nobles resided there. At that time, a hunting manor was built here. Currently, Oruński Park delights with ponds with a cascade, a stream, we can admire there waterfalls and beautiful avenues filled with interesting varieties of trees. Specimens of rare plant species grow in it, such as the hepatica, the broad-leaved bellflower and the branch arachnid. There is a historic mansion within the park. There is also a large playground here, so it is not only a place for walks, but also for the whole family.
5. Kuźniczki Park
It is a perfect place for small meetings and quiet walks. It is located at the Gdańsk Wrzeszcz railway station, in the Kuźniczki estate, on the Strzyża stream. It has a size of less than 1 ha. The beginnings of Kuźniczki Park date back to the 16th century, when the entire manor settlement was established, along with the park, garden and farm buildings. Later, it was neglected, and only a few years ago it underwent a thorough revitalization, during which, among others, it was renovated. benches, a happily preserved gazebo, a gate with the inscription (previously there was an inscription in the German language version), gravel pavements. Currently, it is on a rectangular plan. It is a small, historic park with a pleasant atmosphere. It is definitely worth visiting when visiting Gdańsk.
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