Neptune’s fountain

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Neptune’s Fountain, located in the heart of Gdańsk at Długi Targ, a work by Abraham van den Blocke from the early 17th century. The fountain, depicting Neptune with a trident, is an example of Flemish Mannerism. The addition made of Belgian marble and bronze is only a monument, but it is a symbol associated with Gdańsk and the sea.

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

The most important attractions of Gdańsk with a guide

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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

Neptune’s fountain

The Neptune Fountain, built on the initiative of Mayor Bartłomiej Schachmann, was created at Długi Targ in Gdańsk in 1633. The design was created by Abraham van den Blocke, and the monumental figure of Neptune was cast in bronze. Surrounded by Mannerist details and a grid with Polish eagles and the coats of arms of Gdańsk, the fountain was originally colorful and powered by water from hand-filled tanks, which was a technological challenge of that time. Over the centuries, the fountain has witnessed many historical events, and its last renovation took place in 2011-2012, restoring it to its former glory.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit Neptune's Fountain?

The best time is spring and summer, when the fountain is fully operational and the weather is favorable for sightseeing

Is there a fee to visit Neptune's Fountain?

No, visiting Neptune’s Fountain is free

How to get to Neptune's Fountain in Gdańsk?

You can get there by public transport, stopping near Długi Targ, or by car.

What does the figure of Neptune on the fountain symbolize?

Neptune, the Roman god of the sea, symbolizes Gdańsk’s connections with the sea and its maritime history.

What is the history of Neptune's Fountain in Gdańsk?

The fountain was built in the early 17th century and is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city.

Is the fountain illuminated at night?

Yes, the fountain is beautifully lit after dark, which also makes it attractive in the evenings.

What materials were used to build the Fountain of Neptune?

Mainly bronze for the figure of Neptune and marble and granite for the pool and shaft.

Who is the author of the Neptune Fountain design?

The designer was Abraham van den Blocke, and the sculpture was made by Piotr Husen.

Does Neptune's Fountain have any legends associated with it?

Yes, one of the legends says that Neptune, with the help of his trident, created gold flakes, which, when added to the fountain waters, later became an ingredient of the famous Goldwasser liqueur from Gdańsk.

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.