Ul. Długa

  Old Town         11 Mar 2024

Picturesque ul. Długa is one of the city's oldest thoroughfares. From the Golden Gate which protects it, the gently-curving street opens into an array of colourful burgher houses, rococo portals, gothic mouldings and original porticoes.

ul. Długa in Gdańsk. Photo by Piotr Albin.

The house numbers run in opposite directions on either side, a feature typical of old Gdańsk streets. N° 12 is known as Uphagen's House, associated with rich merchant family, and is now the Museum of Burgher Interiors. N° 71 is one of the few structures on the street to survive World War II and still bears original mouldings from the second half of the 15th century. N° 28 is Dom Ferberów (Ferber's House), dating to 1560, with magnificent sculptures and the three familiar coats of arms (Note that Café Ferber at N° 77 is named after the same affluent family!). N° 29 has an interesting crew of Roman emperors peering from its baroque façade. King Władysław IV entertained local dignitaries at Lwi Zamek (ENG: The Lion's Castle) at N° 35; two lions guard its portal. The house neighbouring it dates to 1563 and is a splendid example of the influence of the Dutch renaissance on Gdańsk architecture. The renaissance house at N° 45 belonged to the Schumann family and is sometimes called the House of the Polish Kings (Dom Królów Polskich); figures of Greek gods stud its alcoves. The eastern end of the street is dominated by the tall, slim tower of the Town Hall. At this point, Długi Targ (ENG: The Long Market) begins...
Długi Targ, Gdańsk Old Town
Summer time on ul. Długa  (ENG: Long Street), the main street of Gdańsk Old Town. In the distance is the Old Town Hall. Photo by Marcin Hlades.


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Great place for sightseeing! A must see!
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