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The Baltic Coast and Pomerania Sights

Stocznia Gdańska (Gdańsk Shipyard)

  • Wały Piastowskie 24 Map It
  • Stare Miasto
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 01/15/2014

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Stocznia Gdańska Three huge and somber crosses perpetually draped with flowers stand outside the gates of the former Lenin Shipyards, which gave birth to the Solidarity movement. The crosses outside the entrance to the shipyards are the Pomnik Poległych Stoczniowców (Monument to Fallen Shipyard Workers) There are also plaques that commemorate the struggle, and a quotation by Pope John Paul II inspired by his visit to the monument in 1987: "The Grace of God could not have created anything better; in this place, silence is a scream." Formerly inside the shipyard gates (and now a bit further away), the Roads to Freedom exhibition once consisted of a number of symbolic gates, which until recently led to a multimedia exhibition in the historic BPH room on Plac Solidarności, where the Gdańsk Agreements were signed. The BPH room, which has been renovated, reopened in 2007 in a new location at Wały Piastowskie Street (a short walk from the shipyard itself, halfway between the shipyards and the Main Railway Station). The exhibition traces the beginning and development of the Solidarity movement, taking you on a virtual tour through 1980s Poland.

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Wały Piastowskie 24, Gdańsk, Poland

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Sight Details:

  • Zł 6
  • Oct.–Apr., Tues.–Sun. 10–5; May–Sept., Tues.–Sun. 10–6

Updated 01/15/2014


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