Centre of the city is the most representative part of Gdańsk. The wealth of the old Gdańsk is proven by outstanding pieces of architecture such as the City Hall, St. Mary’s Church, the Arthus Court and the Golden Gate. The Long Street (Długa) and the Long Market (Długi Targ) are the most important communication ducts of the area.
The Long Market (Długi Targ), with the Artus Court and Neptune’s fountain, the symbol of Gdańsk, as well as the Green Gate (Zielona Brama), through which there is a passage to the old harbour on Motława constitute a unique place. Along the river there is the Long Pier (Długie Pobrzeże) and Fishermans’ Pier (Rybackie Pobrzeże) joined into a promenade with numerous restaurants and cafes capturing the unique atmosphere of the old harbour city.
The famous among tourists St.Mary’s (Mariacka) Street, with its porches and amber galleries, which are the most spectacular in Europe stands out among other streets of Old Town.
Piwna Street becomes the second most important artery of the Main Town that is worth visiting. It starts with the Grand Armoury and ends at the huge tower of St. Mary’s Church, the biggest brick church in the world. The more private character can be attributed to the Św. Ducha Street, within its Baroque Royal Chapel, and Świętojańska Street with two gothic churches – St. Nicholas’ and St. John.
The Coal Market (Targ Węglowy) with the Prison Tower and the Torture Chamber is the venue of numerous concerts and cultural events. The gate opening the Royal Route, the High Gate, contains the modern Tourist Information Centre of Pomerania.