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The Baltic Coast and Pomerania Sights

Fontanna Neptuna (Neptune Fountain)

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Updated 01/15/2014

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One of the city's most distinctive landmarks is the elaborately gilded, 17th-century fountain at the western end of Długi Targ. The fountain itself is perhaps the best-known symbol of Gdańsk, emphasizing its bond with the sea. It was sculpted by Peter Husen and Johann Rogge. The general conceptual design was developed by Abraham van den Blocke. The magnificent surrounding fencing was added in 1634. Between 1757 and 1761 Johann Karl Stender remade the fountain chalice

and plinth in the rococo style and added a whole array of sea creatures.

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Address:

ul. Długa, east of Wały Jagiellońskie, Gdańsk, Poland

Updated 01/15/2014

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