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The tri-city as we describe metropolitan area of Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia is located in north-central Poland, by the Bay of Gdańsk and it covers an area of about 414.38 km². The main urban center of the Tri-city is Gdańsk, which is also the seat of the authorities of the Pomeranian Region. Depending on the adopted concept, the Tri-City metropolitan area has been inhabited by over 993 thousand up to 1.5 million people. Each of the tree units have very different and distinctive character. Due to this fact it attracts tourist through its diversity.


Gdańsk is a city with over 1000 years old tradition with more than 466 thousand inhabitants. It is considered the richest city in "Baltic Europe". Most of the historic buildings are concentrated on the most representative route of the Main Town, i.e. the Royal Route, but also on the adjacent streets and on the promenade on the Motława River called the Long Coast (Polish Długie Pobrzeże).


Sopot is the smallest unit of the three (only 36 thousand population) and looking at it separately from the 2 “big brothers” we would rather call it a resort town. Still, it is the best well known and most prestigious resort town in Poland. Every year, Sopot recreational and leisure facilities are visited by hundreds of thousands of guests from Poland and abroad, mainly in the summer season. Clean, sandy beaches stretch along 4.5 kilometers of the Sopot shore. Sopot can also boast the longest wooden pier in Europe.


Gdynia is the youngest of the three cities as it was established in 1926. It has over 246 thousand inhabitants. It is a young, dynamically developing harbor city, combining commercial, tourist and entertainment functions. The unique location gives Gdynia great viewpoints, walking routes along the seashore, sailing harbors, pearls of modernist architecture and places with a soul. It is the only city in Poland and one of the few in Europe with such a long and easily accessible coastline (12.5 kilometers - not including port areas).


Top Gdansk attractions

  1. WWII Museum 
  2. European Solidarity Centre 
  3. Gdańsk Old Town  
  4. Westerplatte Cruise 
  5. Amber Museum 
  6. Sołdek Ship 
  7. St. Mary’s Basilica 
  8. Oliwa Cathedral 
  9. Marine Culture Centre 
  10. Hevelianum Centre 
  11. Shakespearean Theatre 
  12. Energa Gdańsk Stadium (Fun Arena) 
  13. Ambersky Ferris Wheel 

Sopot attractions

  1. Sopot Pier 
  2. Monte Cassino Promenade 
  3. Crooked House 
  4. Sopot Aquapark 

Gdynia

  1. Emigration Museum 
  2. Automotive Museum 
  3. Experiment Centre 
  4. Kościuszko Square 
  5. Aquarium 

Top attractions in the vicinity:

  1. Malbork Castle (UNESCO World Heritage List)
  2. Stutthof Nazi German Concentration Camp Museum 
  3. Reda Aquapark 
  4. Słowiński National Park with Moving Dunes 
  5. Hel Peninsula 


Summing up, Tri-city (Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia) has multitude of attractions for every type of tourist. It is an excellent destination for 3 to 5 days city break or even a place for your 2 weeks summer vacation. ITS Poland DMC offers a huge variety of tours in this area and also prepares tailored made trips on request. Just contact one of our professional tour operators and start your Polish adventure now.  

 

Author: Agnieszka Szwedzińska

Date: 26.11.2020

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