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Neptune is not the only antique god whose artistic figurative representation decorates the area of Long Market. Mercury is the second of them. He is the Roman equivalent of the Greek Hermes, the deity of caring traders, profits, merchants, customs officers. . . as well as thieves. And it cannot be hidden that in a

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At the rear of the School of Communication and the Polish Post Office building in Gdańsk there is a high brick wall, clearly bitten by the tooth of time. Its history dates back to the seventeenth century. It was built in 1629 as a wall surrounding the building of the so-called ‘House of Correction’. In

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At the cross-section of Gnilna and Łagiewniki Streets in the Old Town, hidden in the shadow of the ‘Organika’ skyscraper, in the back of the ‘Madison’ shopping centre, there is an interesting historic church, one of the Gothic temples of Gdańsk. It is the Church of St Bartholomew, built in the second half of the

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Artur Schopenhauer, alongside Kant, Hegel and Marx, is one of the most important German philosophers. His thought is also popular in Poland, but few people associate that this genius philosopher was a Gdańsk citizen by birth. He was born in a tenement house at św. Ducha 47 Street, where today a relevant memorial board can

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When visiting the 1000-year-old city, you can easily come across discover monuments that are, for example, 600 or 800 years old. So, when coming to Gdańsk, be sure to visit the area around the Market Hall. In 2001 there was an unusual discovery made at the Market Hall in Gdańsk during archaeological excavations. The foundations

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Johannes Hevelius was a man of many talents and interests. He has written himself in the history of Gdańsk not only as a genius astronomer. He was above all a famous brewer from a family with long brewing traditions which produced delicious Jopen’s beer. As a wealthy entrepreneur, he was also the owner of a

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Although not much of it has survived today, there had once been a huge castle in Gdańsk, a gloomy and notorious residence of the Teutonic commander, one of the largest and most important fortresses in the Teutonic state. Its remain is constituted by a part of the Old Town with the significant name ‘Castle’, which

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The name Artus Manor comes from the Latinised form of the name of King Arthur. The legend of Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, popular at the end of the Middle Ages, has become an incentive for the cultivation of knightly traditions, not only by the nobles, but also by the rich Gdansk

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Dating back to 1520, a late-Gothic tenement house at Chlebnicka 14 Street, historically belonging to the Schlieff family, is recognised as one of the most beautiful bourgeois houses on Polish land erected in Gothic style. The architecture of the building reveals a clear influence of English Gothic, which is a truly exceptional phenomenon in a

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When visiting Gdańsk, be sure to visit the Gdańsk Main Railway Station (unless that is where you got off when you arrive), which is one of the prettiest in the country in terms of architectural value. Built in the Neo-Renaissance style at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, it is a monument of

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