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Must see in Gdynia – most popular coastal spots

Published by Gabriela Kozien in category Travel guides on 05.08.2021
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Must See in TriCity

What to see in Gdynia and Tri-City?

Gdynia is a unique place in Pomorskie. Lively Kościuszko Square, amazing view Kamienna Góra or romantic scenery in Gdynia Orłowo amazed with its laid back atmosphere. You can spend an entire day walking around, just enjoying the sunshine and the sound of the waves on the beach. Gdynia is also a part of a metropolitan area called Tri-City on the coast of Poland. If you would like to visit the most attractive locations in TriCity, none of them: Gdynia, Gdańsk, or Sopot should be missed when you are visiting Poland. It is one of those places you fall in love with instantly. Here are some places you need to see when you will visit Gdynia.Don’t hesitate and plan your trip. We hope that our list will help you to make your stay in Gdynia unique!

Must see in Gdynia

Gdynia Orłowo

Gdynia is one of the most relaxing places in TriCity.Orłowo is a very small section of the entire city with beautiful landscapes and inhabited mostly by those, who can afford expensive houses. What is more, Orłowo is surrounded by the Klif Orłowski – undoubtedly one of the most important natural values of the region. There are a few little fish restaurants line the narrow beach. It’s a great place for a romantic evening.

Gdynia–must see

Kościuszki Square

This is the main square in Gdynia. You can find there a lot of restaurants, places to go, and cinemas. One of the nicest areas in Gdynia for a walk. Spend some time in the square and take the ferry to Hel ( situated in the Pomeranian Voivodship in the northern part of Poland, the second most popular city on the polish seaside with Seal Center and Museum of Fishing).

National Maritime Museum and Dar Pomorza

National Maritime Museum dates back to 1958 when a Museum’s Friends Association has been established. Only two years afterward, on the 1st of October 1960, an autonomous branch under the name “Maritime Department” has been established at Gdańsk Pomeranian Museum. Dar Pomorza is on the waterfront next to ORP Błyskawica and has had a career that has taken it all around Europe. This fully-rigged sailing ship is in Gdynia since 1929 and built-in 1909 in Hamburg as a training ship for the German navy. In 1929 public donations were allowed to order by the Pomeranian National Fleet Committee for over 7000 sterlings.On November 16, 1982, “Dar Pomorza” was handed over to the National Maritime Museum in Gdańsk.

Beauty of the polish sandy beach

Poland has one of the most spectacular beaches in the Europe. The golden sand of the Baltic beaches is certainly one of the best attractions in Poland. Spend one day on the beach! In the middle of the summer, it is a perfect place for sunbathing and after the sun goes down it is fantastic for a romantic walk.

Polish beach

Get lost in the Old Town in the heart of Gdańsk

Explore an amazing Old Town in Gdańsk. This is absolutely must-see for whole visitors. The architecture, street performers, polish restaurants, cuisine, and cafes – all these things create a special ambiance of Gdańsk Old Town. The historic buildings of greater Gdańsk include the Old Town Hall, the Church of St. Mary, which is the largest medieval brick church in Europe, and the Oliwa Cathedral.

Gdańsk–Old Town

European Solidarity Centre

In this interactive museum, you will find out more about polish people who have fighted for their freedom during the communist regime. You will get to know what Solidarność means and how the political scene was created after the war. Visitors spend approximately 2 hours there.

Must see in Gdańsk

Aquarium Gdyńskie

If you are passionate about nature, especially marine nature, this is the perfect place to spend a family afternoon in the Tri-City. Surrounded on three sides by the sea, the Gdynia Aquarium is part of the Marine Research Institute – National Research Institute, and you can see their species of fish, amphibians, and reptiles from various regions of the world such as Africa, South America, and Northern Europe. The facility is a refuge for animals on the CITES list (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), i.e. wild plants and animals threatened with extinction. The biggest attraction of this complex is undoubtedly the coral reef, which impresses with the fever of colors of its inhabitants. Sharks, electric eels, and the world’s smallest crocodile – the short-necked crocodile – also cause an unusual stir among visitors. Visitors also have the opportunity to take part in educational activities, workshops, and laboratories to learn about oceanography and marine conservation.

Centrum Nauki Eksperyment

You don’t have to go to Warsaw to see the Copernicus Science Center. Gdynia also has its equivalent of a place that perfectly combines fun and science, the Experiment Science Center. Despite its smaller size than Warsaw’s, you certainly won’t be bored there. The center is divided into five thematic zones: the direction of health; the hydro-world; the tree of life, or natural phenomena; invisible forces, i.e. physical phenomena and action, i.e. man and the puzzles of our body, all spread over 120 interactive stations. Before visiting this place, it is advisable to familiarize yourself with its current offerings, as in addition to permanent exhibitions, the center also has unique temporary exhibitions and conducts training and educational activities.

Rezerwat Przyrody Kępa Redłowska

Kępa Redłowska Nature Reserve is a real treat for walking enthusiasts and nature enthusiasts. The reserve is part of the seaside cliff moraine upland, whose main purpose is to protect and preserve the natural beech forests and Swedish rowan. There you can observe plants characteristic of the Pomeranian belt, such as sea buckthorn, ribbed coltsfoot, wolfsbane, or common ivy, as well as specific geological processes of sea abrasion. The site is characterized by a picturesque landscape that is ideal for a long walk, combined with the discovery of coastal natural wonders. It includes three walking paths: natural, historical, and geomorphological, so regardless of your tastes, there is something for everyone.

Gdyński Szlak Modernizmu

Gdynia has always inspired modernism. It was characterized by noble simplicity, functionalism, and modern structural solutions. The style gave birth to an architecture that was both beautiful and human-friendly, creating previously unknown comfort for living and working. This city built the perceived Polish dream, “a window to the world,” as part of an ambitious economic plan, and was also a field for young Polish architects, urban planners, decorators, and interior designers. All the unique buildings were included in the Gdynia Route of Modernism, a unique Monument of History and also a real treat for architecture lovers.

Tavex Gdynia – best place for money exchange

If you are looking for a place with the best currency you need to visit our branch – Tavex Gdynia. Come and check us in person! Our Gdynia exchange office offers over 60 currencies from all over the world. We have US dollars, Swiss francs and British pounds and Croatian kunas, Turkish lira, and Hungarian forints as well. Even the most exotic currencies such as Thai bahts, Qatari riyals, and Kenyan shillings are available in Tavex. Some of them offered in Tavex are so rare that you cannot get them anywhere else in the country! You will find us at Klif shopping center at Aleja Zwycięstwa 256. We are waiting for you every day from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 – 21:00. Can’t wait to see you in Tavex Gdynia!

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