In the afternoon we have arrived in one of the most prominent cities in Poland. We were lucky to get here during one of the oldest and also the most prestigious annual events held in Gdańsk – St. Dominic’s Fair, which stretches back to 1260 when Pope Alexander IV granted the Dominican monks the right to hold a fair in Gdansk. We strolled all the afternoon around a well preserved colorful city center, where locals were selling tasty specialties to a mass of the tourists. The city is located on the southern edge of Gdańsk Bay of the Baltic Sea. With its origins as a Polish stronghold erected in the 980s by Mieszko I of Poland, the city’s history is complex, with periods of Polish rule, periods of Prussian or German rule, and periods of autonomy or self-rule as a “free city”. In the early modern age, Gdańsk was a royal city in Poland. It was considered the wealthiest and the largest city of Poland, before the 18th-century rapid growth of Warsaw. It was an important seaport and shipbuilding town and, in the 14th and 15th centuries, a member of the Hanseatic League.
Corona Annex – August 22, 2020
This year’s visit gave us a bit more time to explore the city nightlife heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic – busy on the weekend, but surprisingly death during the week. We have started our evening with tasty dinner at Kos Restaurant (Penne with chicken 28 PLN, Pork schnitzel 30 PLN, Spaghetti seafood 32 PLN, Orange juice 7 PLN, Tyskie Beer 0,5 l / 12 PLN), then warmed up at cozy Red Light Pub (Mojito 24 PLN, Kozel Beer 0,5 l / 10 PLN), after that danced all night in the Parlament Club (entrance 20 PLN, Żywiec Beer 0,5 l / 11 PLN, cloakroom 3 PLN) with the best atmosphere and crowd in town, and finished early morning in Tkacka Club (entrance 30 PLN – one vodka-based drink included, cloakroom 5 PLN). The next day we took fast food and Telepizza (Medium pizza 20 PLN, Water 0,5 l / 5 PLN).
Parking location – Gdańsk: 54.347943N 18.666909E (🚻)