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Gdynia attracts tourists with several wide golden sandy beaches. The largest of them is located right in the center of the city, next to the sailing pier, Kamennaya Gora and Kosciuszko Square. Due to the walking distance from the center, the beach is very popular with tourists and locals. There are several playgrounds, as well as areas for playing football and volleyball, you can rent sun loungers and umbrellas. But there are no showers here.
Further from the center are the beaches of Babie Doly, Orlowo, Redlowo and Srodmiescie. They are slightly less crowded than the central beach and offer excellent service.
It should be borne in mind that you cannot drink alcoholic drinks on the beaches - you can get a substantial fine for this. Drinking is only allowed in the waterfront bars.
Gdynia is very popular with tourists, so you will need to book a hotel in advance for the summer. The best hotels are located in the city center, in the immediate vicinity of the train station and a number of beaches. When choosing accommodation, it is worth considering what exactly the hotel is focused on - there are a number of hotels, the service in which is adapted for business tourists coming on a business trip, so it will not be very comfortable to rest in such a hotel.
Gdynia is a seaside city, so almost the entire embankment is dotted with fish restaurants, 24-hour bars and cafes. The beach in the Orlowo area is a real cultural center, as classical music concerts and theatrical performances are held there on the open stage. A very special atmosphere is created by the fusion of the sounds of performances with the sound of waves and the cry of seagulls.
In Gdynia, fans of outdoor activities will surely like it. The city is located in the hills, so there are really many opportunities for cycling. You can easily rent a bike at one of the many rental points. In addition to cycling in Gdynia, you can play golf, swimming, tennis or ice skating on the indoor ice rink.
Gdynia is the real sailing capital of Poland. For a fee, even an ignorant beginner will be taught the basics of sailing. It is also convenient that classes are held at a special pier located very close to the city center.
Gdynia Aquarium is a marine museum and a city aquarium, opened at the National Institute of Fisheries and Fisheries and has the status of a zoological garden.
This aquarium was opened in 1971, although the first steps towards this began in the 30s of the XX century. Most of the living organisms were collected by local scientists and merchant sailors.
In total, the museum has one and a half thousand living organisms from all over the world. Here you can see 142 species of fish, 12 species of reptiles, 3 species of amphibians and 58 species of invertebrates. Especially tourists are attracted by the electric eel and the spotted shark. An interesting sight is the hunt of one fish - it spits water into the air to a height of up to fifty centimeters, knocking down a flying insect.
Another attraction of the aquarium is a living coral reef, which is home to soft and hard corals, as well as invertebrates, including the huge octopus.
In 2005, a cinema and a laboratory for experiments were opened in the Gdynia Aquarium.
Gift of Pomorie
"Gift of Pomorie" is a three-masted sailing frigate located in the seaport.
The ship was built in April 1909 in Hamburg. Then it was called"Princess Eitel Friedrich". Already in October, the sailboat became a training ship, and in 1910 he sailed from Hamburg to Antwerp. During World War I, the ship was used in Cologne as a base for the crews of military submarines. After the war, the sailing ship was renamed"Colbert", and in 1927 it became an ocean yacht.
Two years later, the sailing ship was bought by the Pomeranian national fleet. It was then that it got its current name. In the 30s of the XX century, the sailing ship arrived in Gdynia, from where it went on a round-the-world trip. The ship did not participate in World War II.
In 1982, the sailboat was finally decommissioned. In total, the"Gift of Pomoria" made 102 voyages and covered more than half a million miles. Now it is used as a maritime museum. In this museum, you can see the real cabins of sailors of the past, as well as an impressive collection of trophies, which the crew has collected over the course of long sea voyages.
Museum of Gdynia
This city museum was founded in 1983 by order of the city authorities. Its main task is to collect historical documents, publications and photographs that relate to the history of Gdynia. Today the museum already has an impressive collection of fifty thousand different materials of historical value.
The modern building of the museum was opened in 2007 - until that time the museum occupied a small exhibition pavilion and the"House of Abraham".
Today, tourists visiting the museum can learn the history of Gdynia from ancient times and trace its development from a small fishing village. Unique photographs highlight the city's maritime history, while the uniforms of commanders and sailors and memorabilia from all over the world make the museum's exposition particularly interesting.
"Blyskawica" is a museum-ship, a Thunder-class destroyer that served in the Polish naval forces during World War II. Blyskavitsa is the only ship awarded the Medal of Military Valor for military services. Today the ship is in the port of Gdynia and is a museum. She is the oldest destroyer in the world, preserved in good condition.
Church of St. Michael the Archangel
This old Catholic church is located in the Okshivye area. The church is considered to be the oldest building in Gdynia.
The church begins its history in 1224, during the reign of Svyatopolk II. Of course, little has survived from the original church - only the western wall. In the 14th century, a parish and an altar appeared in the church.
During the 17th Swedish war, the church was almost completely destroyed and plundered. It began to be restored only in 1687. At the same time, during the restoration, a wooden tower with a baroque dome was added to the church.
In 1927, the temple was partially restored, paying special attention to its northern part. During the Second World War, the church was again destroyed, but they began to restore it immediately after the war. The interior of the church is designed in the style of the parish churches of Pomorie in the XIII-XIV centuries. An old cemetery is located not far from the church.
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