Gdansk is the sixth-largest city in Poland, and also a principal seaport and the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodship. Historically an important seaport since medieval times and subsequently a principal ship-building center, Gdansk was a member of the Hanseatic League. Gdańsk has a population of around 462,000, the largest city in the historical province of Eastern Pomerania.
St. Mary's Church or Basilica of the
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Gdańsk is the largest
brick church in the world, and one of the largest Brick Gothic
buildings in Europe. The church can hold 25,000 people. It is an
aisled hall church with a transept. A great structure to take
Golden Gate is one of the most famous tourist attractions of the city. It was raised in 1612 in place of the 13th century gothic gate. It is located at one end of Długa Street together with Brama Wyżynna and Wieża Więzienna, it forms a part of the old city fortifications. It was designed by architect Abraham van den Blocke and was constructed by Jan Strakowski. The architectural style of the gate is Dutch. A beautiful structure to visit.