Gdynia

Gdynia is a city in the Pomeranian Voivodeship of Poland and an important seaport at Gdansk Bay on the south coast of the Baltic Sea.

Located in Kashubia in Eastern Pomerania, Gdynia is part of a conurbation with the spa town of Sopot, the city of Gdansk and suburban communities, which together form a metropolitan area called the Tricity.

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Gdynia is a relatively modern city and there are not many historical buildings. The oldest building in Gdynia is 13th century St. Michael the Archangel’s Church in Oksywie. There is also a 17th century neo-Gothic manor house located on Folwarczna Street in Orlowo.

Gdynia is famous for its numerous examples of early 20th century architecture, especially monumentalism and early functionalism.

The surrounding hills and the coastline attract many nature lovers. Leisure pier and a cliff-like coastline in Kepa Redlowska as well as the surrounding Reservation Park are also popular locations.

Gdynia is also the host of the Heineken Open’er Festival, one of the biggest contemporary music festivals in Poland. The second most important summer event in Gdynia is Viva Beach Party, which is a large two-day techno party made on Gdynia’s Public Beach. Usually organized in August.

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