POLAND : GDYNIA - Sightseeing
Gdynia is a relatively modern city and one
will not find many historical buildings. The oldest building in Gdynia
is 13th century St. Michael Archangel's Church in Oksywie. There is also
a 17th century neo-Gothic manor located in the Folwarczna Street in
Orlowo. However, what most tourists look for Gdynia deals with its
recent past. In the harbour there two museum ships are anchored, the ORP
Blyskawica destroyer and the Dar Pomorza Tall Ship frigate.
Gdynia is also famous for its numerous examples of early 20th century
architecture, especially monumentalism and early functionalism. Recently
reconstructed Swietojanska street and Kosciuszki square are also worth
mentioning. The surrounding hills and the coastline attract many nature
lovers. Leisure pier and cliff-like coastline in Kepa Redlowska as well
as the surrounding Reservation Park are also popular. 1.5 kilometres
long promenade leads from the marina in the city centre to the beach in
Redlowo. Most of Gdynia can be seen from Kammienna Góra.