Neptune's Fountain

Gdańsk, Poland

Neptune's Fountain, in the center of Dlugi Targ has grown to be one of Gdansk's most recognizable symbols. The bronze statue of the Roman god of the sea was first erected in 1549, before being aptly made into a fountain in 1633. Like the city he represents, Neptune has had a storied history, himself - dismantled and hidden during World War II, old Neptune didn't come out of hiding until 1954 when he was restored to his rightful place in the heart of the city, reminding us of Gdansk's relationship to the sea.



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Founded: 1633
Category: Statues in Poland


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George Wiederock (2 years ago)
A must see while in Gdansk either on a walking tour or alone. Recommend going to the tourist Info office nearby and getting the audio device for a guided walking tour of the city. It's super cheap and guides you on a nice journey to the major landmarks so you can pop in if you like.
Jess Johnson (2 years ago)
Very pretty to see. It wasn't busy at all when we stopped by on our trip to Gdansk mid-October (however may be busier in the summer), so there was no queueing or fuss to get a good view. The fountain is easy to get to as well, you won't be walking long at all to get to shops / restaurants / bars afterwards so it's definitely worth a visit!
Bob Cook (2 years ago)
A nice fountain in a popular square. This is a an attractive fountain that you can appreciate for a few minutes, take some photos and move on. When she were there we watched some dancing condiment bottles (always glad to see bottles of tomato ketchup looking um happy). There are a few restaurants, places to but ice cream and gift shops.
Asha Akierman (2 years ago)
Overall its a nice fountain. My mother told me to make sure I see that fountain once I get to Gdańsk and I'm honestly disappointed: No water. It supposed be a fountain, but there were just pigeons inside of it. Great possibilities for stunning photos, because of everything around.
Максим Єфименко (2 years ago)
One of the symbols of Gdańsk, famous place in the Main City. Located on the central historical street Długa. It's made of bronze in the XV century. Works only in the warm season . Really nice fountain which has huge historical and cultural value for Gdańsk
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