Golden Gate

The majestic Golden Gate in Gdańsk, which once served as a representative entrance to Długa Street.
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The Golden Gate, completed in 1612, decorates the beginning of Długa Street in Gdańsk. Its Mannerist architecture with classical influences is visible in its triumphal arch and allegorical sculptures. Abraham van den Blocke’s design harmoniously combines styles, emphasizing the city’s former wealth and importance.

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Najbliższy termin: czwartek, 1 sierpnia o godz. 10:00

The most important attractions of Gdańsk with a guide

Available languages:
Free cancellation up to 24 hours
Duration: 2.5 hours
Licensed guide
Buy tickets from 79 zł
What you will see:
  • The Royal Road with the Main Town Hall, Neptune’s Fountain, Artus Court and beautiful tenement houses of wealthy townspeople
  • The Golden Gate, Torture Gate, Green Gate and other water gates
  • St. Mary’s Basilica
  • Mariacka Street, known for its beautiful buildings and amber jewelry sellers
  • Old Port with Crane, Ship “Sołdek”
  • The Great Armory and the bustling Piwna Street
  • Jan Hevelius Monument and the Great Mill
  • The oldest parish church in Gdańsk – St. Catherine
  • Church of St. Bridget, the symbol of Solidarity

Description:

We will start from the picturesque Długi Targ, where we will see the most important monuments, including: The court of Artus and Neptune, the guardian of the city. Then we will go to the monumental St. Mary’s Basilica, one of the largest brick churches in the world, to admire its magnificent interiors. Walking along the Motława River, we will stop at the Old Crane, which is the symbol of the Gdańsk port. We will end the tour at the Neptune Fountain and the City Hall, discovering the secrets of Gdańsk’s history.

Price includes:
  • Sightseeing with a licensed guide
  • Admission to St. Mary’s Basilica
  • Admission to the church of St. Catherine
  • Admission to the church of St. Bridget
  • Headset (for groups of more than 10 people)
Additional information:
  1. The tour will run with a minimum of 5 registered adult participants. If the required number of people are not gathered, we will refund your money.
  2. Guided walking tour
  3. We recommend adapting your clothing to the prevailing weather conditions.
  4. Organizer: Etours sp. z o. o.
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Najbliższy termin: wtorek, 30 lipca o godz. 10:00

Old Town: The most important places in Gdańsk with a Private Guide

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Flexible cancellation conditions
Duration: 3 hours
Licensed private guide
Buy tickets from 750 zł
Price per group of people
Short description:

Prepare for a magical journey through the history and culture of Gdańsk’s Old Town on a unique tour with a private guide. From enchanted streets to monumental monuments, every step will be full of fascinating stories and unforgettable impressions.

Price includes:
  • Guided tour by a licensed guide
  • Cancellation possible 5 days in advance
  • Admission to St. Mary’s Basilica
Tour plan:
  1. Meeting at the Golden Gate,
  2. A walk along Długa Street – the most famous route in Gdańsk
  3. Neptune’s fountain
  4. Green Gate
  5. Green Bridge
  6. Old Harbor Crane
  7. St. Mary’s Basilica with admission

Organizer: Etours sp. z o. o.

history of the place

Golden Gate

The Golden Gate, designed by Abraham van den Blocke, has been a representative entrance to Gdańsk since 1612. Its monumental form with allegorical sculptures reflects civic aspirations and virtues. Destroyed in 1945, it was rebuilt in 1957, retaining the original elements of Dutch Mannerism. Currently, the gate is managed by the Association of Polish Architects, constituting a key element of the Royal Road and the cultural center of the city.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When was the Golden Gate built?

The Golden Gate was built in 1612-1614

Who was the architect of the Golden Gate?

The designer of the Golden Gate was Abraham van den Blocke.

What architectural styles does the Golden Gate represent?

The Golden Gate represents Dutch Mannerism with elements of classical architecture.

What is the function of the Golden Gate today?

Today, the Golden Gate is managed by the Association of Polish Architects and serves as a cultural space.

What symbols and allegories can be found on the Golden Gate?

On the Golden Gate there are sculptures symbolizing Peace, Freedom, Wealth, Fame, Prudence, Justice, Piety and Concord.

Was the Golden Gate once part of the city's fortifications?

Yes, although it was more representative than defensive in nature.

What destruction has befallen the Golden Gate in history?

The gate was damaged in 1945 during the war.

When did the reconstruction of the Golden Gate take place?

The reconstruction of the Golden Gate took place in 1957.

Are there any unique architectural features of the Golden Gate?

Unique features include a triumphal arch, Ionic and composite columns, and rich sculptural decorations.

What was the original name of the Golden Gate?

It was originally called the Długouliczna Gate.

How has the purpose of the Golden Gate changed over the centuries?

It originally functioned as a city gate, later as a school of fine arts, and now as a cultural facility.

Was the Golden Gate once the seat of a school of fine arts?

Yes, in the years 1803-1872 the Royal School of Fine Arts was located in the Golden Gate.

Flexible cancellation conditions
Free cancellation up to 5 days
How does it work?
You can cancel free of charge up to 5 days before the tour date indicated on the purchased Voucher.
Cancellation up to 3 days before the tour date indicated on the purchased Voucher will result in a fee of 50% of the order value.  
You can change your reservation up to 5 daysbefore the tour date.
You can make changes to your reservation covering 50% of the order value up to 3 daysbefore the tour date.
To make a modification or cancellation, send a message with information to the address [email protected]
Changes made less than 3 days from the tour date will not be taken into account.
Cancellation of the trip less than 3 days from the tour date is non-refundable.
Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation within 24 hours
How does it work?
You can cancel free of charge up to 24 hours before the tour date indicated on the purchased Voucher.
You can make changes to your reservation up to 24 hours before the tour date.
To make a modification or cancellation, send a message with information to the address [email protected]
Changes made less than 24 hours from the tour date will not be included.
Cancellation of the tour less than 24 hours from the tour date is non-refundable.