Spa City Break

Put the beach off for later and get on your bike. Active tour of the spa will provide you with new experiences. Did you know that the tradition of Sopot resort is 200 years old? A few hours tour will surprise you with attractive spaces and interesting architecture. You will see impressive tenement houses, stately villas and popular places for walks of former curators and today's tourists. Explore the attractions of Sopot from behind the wheel of a bicycle.

Sopot Kamienny Potok

is a convenient place to start your trip. From the SKM stop, go straight to the Haffner Street. The street abounds in interesting architecture from the IXth and XVth centuries. Its patron is the founder of the Sopot resort, Jan Jerzy Haffner, so there are plenty of representative villas and tenement houses here. Only the building of the headquarters of the Archaeological Museum – Grodzisko Sopot stands out from the rest presenting a modern style. But these are only appearances, because in the nearby forest there is a reconstructed, early medieval settlement. Here you will travel back in time to the period of the XVIIIth – IXth century.

The return to more modern times will take place quite close by, because on Goyki Street 3. There is a magnificent palace with a park from the end of the IXth century, where the Art Incubator functions. Your attention will probably be attracted by the aesthetics and pietism with which this magnificent monument is renovated, colloquially called by the Sopot inhabitants, castle or villa with a tower. This is one of the most magical places in Sopot. Eclectic and Art Nouveau architectural gems are the distinguishing feature of Sopot.

Stylish residences and tenement houses can be found on Obroncow Westerplatte and Czyzewskiego streets. There you will also see the mysterious Berger villa or the XVIIIth-century Sierakowski manor house, which houses an artistic café. Numerous cultural events, chamber concerts and author meetings are also held here.

Time for attractions in the center of Sopot

You’re coming to the Heroes of Monte Cassino Street or the popular Monciak. You are now in the heart of Sopot. Here, unfortunately, you have to get of Your bike because of the large pedestrian traffic. However, it is worth indulging in the atmosphere of this most famous pedestrian street in Poland. So attach your vehicle to a rack and relax in one of the cafes or restaurants. The selection is really large, so you are sure to find something for yourself. Your spiritual sphere will be taken care of by staying in the neo-Gothic church of St. George, who dominates this part of Sopot. Do not forget to take a commemorative photo with the sculpture of the Sopot Umbrella Man monument , which stands near the church.

Head west now and find the attractions of Upper Sopot

Go through the tunnel under Independence Avenue and train tracks and in a moment you will find yourself in another world. All the hustle and bustle associated with the tourist traffic was in the Lower Sopot and you enjoy the peace and quiet. You are at the gates of the Tricity Landscape Park, which spreads on the wooded hills around the Forest Opera. Here you can also see Sopot from above. From Sopot Avenue of Stars enter Strzeleckie Wzgorze, where there is a viewpoint of the resort, the bay and part of Gdansk.

A short drive through Upper Sopot along Armii Krajowej and Krasickiego streets will allow you to get to know the architecture of this part of the city. After passing the tunnel, you will find yourself in the park adjacent to the City Hall building. From here, cycle through a picturesque spring along the Eliza Creek. You will return to Dolny Sopot via Sobieskiego and 3 Maja streets. Pay attention to the beautiful building of Park Street, because it is one of the most attractive corners of the spa.

The last highlight of the tour is the south park named after. Maria and Lech Kaczynski. Take a look at the monuments here: the magnificent Evangelical-Augsburg church. The saviour and spectacular building of the former southern baths from the beginning of XXc. The whole is completed by the ubiquitous residential development which is one of the main attractions of Sopot.

From here it is very close to the beach

healing square and pier. It is worth spending a little more time here to taste the real Sopot atmosphere. You will return to the railway station via Kordeckiego and Chopin streets. Finally, take a look at the neo-Gothic church of Our Lady of the Sea, a temple special for the inhabitants of Sopot due to its interesting history.

Interesting places and attractions of Sopot on the tour route:

  • A stronghold in Sopot – a branch of the Archaeological Museum in Gdansk – reconstructed stronghold was built on the authentic site of an early medieval stronghold from the XVIIIth -XVth century. Formerly the stronghold was located directly by the sea, today it is about 400 meters from the Baltic Sea. The wooden palisade, entrance gate and huts, where a collection of old weapons and a craft workshop are presented, have been reconstructed. In the modern exhibition and educational pavilion there is an archaeological exhibition.
  • Goyki 3 Art Incubator – a magnificent residence from the end of the XIXth century where Sopot’s artistic and cultural communities operate. A place for meetings and creative work as well as various kinds of events. The palace is surrounded by a historic park.
  • Buildings along Obroncow Westerplatte Street – one of the most beautiful streets of Sopot. Among the many interesting residences, the Berger villa from around 1881 is particularly noteworthy. At the beginning of the XXth century it was the seat of the Masonic lodge and shortly after the Second World War the Higher School of Fine Arts operated here. It is now privately owned.
  • Sierakowski Manor – another place with a rich history of cultural and artistic character. One of the former owners of the manor was Count Kajetan Onufry Sierakowski, who belonged to the most distinguished citizens of Pomorskie, was a participant of the Grand Sejm and a senator of the Kingdom of Poland. Since 1974, the house has been the seat of the Society of Friends of Sopot.
  • The Heroes of Monte Cassino Street – the most famous Polish pedestrian street and the most popular street in Sopot. Lots of restaurants, cafes, street performers and. . . tourists. The most characteristic building is the Krzywy Domek, which occupies a leading position in the category of the most original buildings in the world. They say Monciak never falls asleep in the summer.
  • St. George Church – a neo-Gothic church built at the beginning of the XXth century, originally evangelical and since 1945 Catholic. In the square in front of the church there is a chapel with a sculpture of St. Adalbert. It used to be a well.
  • Strzeleckie Hill – nearly 80 m high hill is one of the best viewpoints of Sopot and the Gulf of Gdansk. The entrance is located at Sopot Avenue of Stars leading to the Forest Opera.
  • Sopot Avenue of Stars – a pedestrian street leading to the Forest Opera, decorated with black and white drawings of music stars associated with the Sopot amphitheatre. There are portraits of many Polish artists, including Zbigniew Wodecki, Czeslaw Niemen, Maryla Rodowicz and Agnieszka Osiecka.
  • The Forest Opera is a symbol of Sopot and one of the most unique stages in Europe. The forest amphitheatre has more than a century of history and is distinguished by excellent acoustics. The famous international song festival has been held here since 1964.
  • Eliza stream – a picturesque spring with a swirling stream flowing through the park in the vicinity of the city hall. The name of the river refers to Eliza Meyerhold, thanks to whom it became one of the attractions of the then resort in the XIXth century. The Eliza stream and the surrounding woods inhabit the mysterious “Sopotludki”, the fairy tale about them can be read on the board at the end of the path.
  • Parkowa Street– one of the most beautiful streets of Lower Sopot abounding in magnificent villas and tenement houses, former guest houses and one-storey fishermen’s cottages.
  • The Southern Park of Maria and Lech Kaczynski was established in the 1920s. XIXth century, when Jan Jerzy Haffner started to create the spa in Sopot. On the beach side there is a stylish building of former baths from 1907, while the central part of the park is dominated by the Augsburg Evangelical Church from 1919. The southern park is adjacent to the Spa Square and the building of the Balneological Institute with a characteristic tower, which is a chimney, a lighthouse and a lookout point.
  • Church of Our Lady of the Sea Star – a church built in 1902 for Sopot Catholics. The history of the church is strongly connected with the activity of local Polonia during the Second World War.

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