Dluga street and Long Market


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Gdańsk is an untypical city without exact main square in old town. Instead, it has a main street, Długa (Long street), which broadens in front of Town Hall, changes name to Long Market, and lead ahead to the Moltawa river. That street gathers the most important city monuments, as well as shops and restaurants.

The street was the main city route from 12th century, here built their house the wealthiest and most important citizens. In 15th and 16th century it was called the Royal Route. It was closed from both sides by city gates, 16th century Green Gate from Moltawa side, and 17th century Golden Gate on the other end. Almost all houses lining Długa street was built in 16th and 17th century. From them specially interesting are Uphagen house, with preserved original interiors, and Golden House, with beautiful gilded bas-reliefs on façade.
The central place on a Long Market is around the Neptune Fountain, one of city symbols. Here the line of houses is disturbed by a tall Town Hall tower, and almost next to it – the broad façade of Artus House, nobleman meeting place.

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