Gdynia

Gdynia is a city located on the Bay of Gdansk, situated in the Pomeranian Voivodeship. Together with Gdansk and Sopot, Gdynia forms a conurbation called Tricity. Gdynia received city rights in 1926. The impulse for the city’s development was the construction of the port, which was created in order to provide access to the sea routes. Rapid influx of people and dynamic development of the port resulted in transforming the fishing village into the city. The touristic heart of the city is the Kosciuszko Square and the Nowowiejski Boulevard, where you can take a walk and admire the Gulf of Gdansk. The busy and modern part of the city is separated by a lively Swietojanska Street, where are located the most popular restaurants, cafes and shops. It is the street, which in 30s of the 20th century was just an ordinary path, but today is one of the most valued trade streets in Poland. Gdynia’s architecture includes the Archangel’s Church built in the 13th century – the oldest building in the city, as well as the 17th century neo-Gothic manor house situated on Folwarczna Street. Gdynia is often considered as the sailing capital of Poland, the owners of yachts and boats have great conditions to sail. But the coastline and surrounding hills attract not only the sailors, but also the nature lovers. The Kamienna Mountain is a vantage point from where can be admired the amazing panorama of the port of Gdansk, Kosciuszko Square and even the Hel Peninsula. According to experts, the most wonderful beaches and views can be found in Orlowo, which is the southern district of Gdynia. The beach is dominated by a huge steep cliff, which can be a perfect location for taking a romantic photos. Gdynia is the host of the Heineken Open’er Festival, one of the biggest present music festivals in Poland. This happening welcomes many foreign artists every year.
Gdynia among its inhabitants is called “the city made from dreams and sea”. It is made from the dreams of people, who a small seaside fishing village turned into an operationally working port, which has the meaning not only in the Baltic Sea.

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