Art Galleries Walking Tour of Gdansk, Gdansk

Gdansk is a city that can pride itself as the home place of many talented modern artists. Also, The Gdansk National Museum displays famous religious paintings, such as "the Last Judgment" by Hans Memling. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most famous local art centers and into places where you can contemplate the works of outstanding world artists:
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Art Galleries Walking Tour of Gdansk Map

Guide Name: Art Galleries Walking Tour of Gdansk
Guide Location: Poland » Gdansk (See other walking tours in Gdansk)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Author: vickyc
Gallery e66

1) Gallery e66

Civic Center for Art and Education e66 features sculptures, paintings and temporary exhibitions. In Gallery e66, the works of contemporary artists are displayed regularly, both Polish and foreign. There is always something new to see here from various fields of art.
Laznia Center of Contemporary Art

2) Laznia Center of Contemporary Art

Laznia Center of Contemporary Art is a center where different contemporary exhibitions are showcased. This center is known throughout the world. It's housed in a building that used to be a Municipal Bathhouse. Here, you can see the latest Polish and international works of art. The boldest and most revolutionary contemporary arts are exhibited at this location.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Wednesday, Friday - Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm; Thursday: 12 pm - 8 pm;
National Museum in Gdansk

3) National Museum in Gdansk (must see)

The National Museum in Gdansk was founded in 1872 but became the National Museum in 1972. Till 1972 it was dubbed the City Museum and Pomeranian Museum. The museum sits on the premises of a post-Franciscan monastery that dates back to the 15th century. It was damaged during the wars fought in its vicinity - the Prussian, Napoleonic, and later the World War II - but it has been very skillfully restored. You can visit the exhibitions of Old Art, that are mainly the paintings on religious theme created by Polish and European artists. The other feature of the museum is textiles and embroideries from as early as the 13th century.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
Omega Art Gallery

4) Omega Art Gallery

The Omega Art Gallery displays contemporary works created by Polish artists among which there are many pictures depicting folk and romantic scenes, as well as beautiful Polish landscape. They also sell the works of valued Polish artists and you can find a perfect gift in this gallery.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Galleria Triada

5) Galleria Triada

The Galleria Triada has been open since 1990. It is the largest and oldest private gallery in Trojmiasto, part of the Tri-city area, which includes Gdansk. It displays contemporary art only. You will see about 150 pieces of artwork by well-known Polish and international artists, and also emerging artists from the Art Academy of Gdansk.

Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 11 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 11 am - 3 pm;
Wyspa Institute of Art

6) Wyspa Institute of Art

Wyspa Institute of Art features contemporary art, and is proud to support various artistic events. It runs exhibitions of innovative arts, both Polish and foreign, and strives to blend contemporary art within the shape of social culture.

Operation Hours: Tuesday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

Walking Tours in Gdansk, Poland

Create Your Own Walk in Gdansk

Create Your Own Walk in Gdansk

Creating your own self-guided walk in Gdansk is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Gdansk: Oliwa Walking Tour

Gdansk: Oliwa Walking Tour

Oliwa is an attractive place for tourists in Gdansk. Its main features are a cathedral, the New Abbots' Palace and a park. Gdansk Zoo is close to the historic center of Oliwa. With this self-guided tour you will enjoy this significant part of Gdansk that is worth a special visit:

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Shopping Walking Tour in Gdansk

Shopping Walking Tour in Gdansk

Gdansk offers an exceptional shopping experience, especially because of its local treasure -- amber. Various things can be made from this gem: jewels and souvenirs are just a few. In the center of Gdansk you can drop into numerous amazing small shops. Take this self-guided tour to discover the following most popular shopping spots of Gdansk:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Museums Walking Tour of Gdansk

Museums Walking Tour of Gdansk

Gdansk is a very beautiful city in Poland, located on the seashore, that boasts beautiful old architecture. Its numerous museums are lodged in these majestic historic buildings. There are some museums that reflect the unique culture of this country, like, for instance, the Museum of Burgher Culture. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most famous museums of Gdansk.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Gdansk is one of the most beautiful cities on the Baltic Sea. It's one of the main cities of the so-called Tri-cities of the Baltic shore. It is a city of magnificent old architecture and the amazing, almost fairy-tale atmosphere of the streets. There are many landmarks, such as churches, fountains and monuments. Take this tour to discover the most famous places in Gdansk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Churches Walking Tour of Gdansk

Churches Walking Tour of Gdansk

Gdansk has a long history of Catholicism, hence the many impressive churches found in the city. In Gdansk you will see some of the most spectacular medieval religious sites, such as St. Mary's Church, St. Nicolas Church, and other churches that distinguish themselves as part of the urban landscape. Take this self-guided tour to discover the old historic churches of Gdansk:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Gdansk for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Gdansk has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Gdansk, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.