As a memento - an amber necklace

In summer the restaurants and cafés set up tables outside and it’s easy to find a good place to eat and rest. The wide expanse of Dlugi Targ Street is closed by the huge, palace-like Zielona (Green) Gate, dating from the mid-16th century, which was initially meant to be a royal residence. Behind Zielona Gate, on the canal, begins the boulevard running to the Old Port. Walking along Dlugie Pobrzeze, it’s worth turning into the second gate on the way, Mariacka Gate, to enter the fairy-tale scenery of Mariacka Street, in the most beautiful corner of Gdansk’s Old Town. Beautiful terraces lead into jeweller’s shops, which offer the best amber items, for which Gdansk has been famous for centuries. Amber is not only decorative, but has therapeutic properties as well. This little street ends at the monumental St. Mary’s Basilica, a huge building that can hold up to 25,000 people. Among the multitude of historic buildings in Gdansk, the Old Town Hall is worth noting, built in the 16th- 17th centuries, with beautiful interiors including the entrance hall and the mayor’s office.

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