Old Town Hall

Gdańsk, Poland

The 16th-century Renaissance building was once home to the office of the Polish astronomer and city councillor Johann Hevelius, whose statue can be found in the park in front of the building. The former headquarters of the Council of Gdansk, the Old Town Hall served as the headquarters of the Soviet Army during the dying days of WWII, probably because it was practically the only building left standing in the city at the time. Today the building is open to the public and has become the focus of much creativity. There's also a cellar restaurant, and a good bookshop on the ground floor.



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Bielańska 5, Gdańsk, Poland
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Founded: 1517
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Poland


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Anna Slavykovska (12 months ago)
Amazing place, old and history building.
Dirk Bohrer (12 months ago)
Vera Sirash (2 years ago)
The Town Hall of the Main City has existed since the 14th century; currently, a museum of local lore is located inside. The interiors were created in the XVI-XVII centuries and are among the most beautiful of their kind. After damage inflicted at the end of World War II, the town hall was restored by 1970. In general, the Old Town is very well restored.
Rene Vaquero (3 years ago)
Nice bar on the basemant of this building and very surprised about a latinamerican better said a Colombian celebration of their Independence. Nice young people. A Lot of Salsa and extra super good mood of all the people there
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