Gdańsk - a Polish city on the Baltic coast, at the center of the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area
The city lies in a conurbation with the city of Gdynia and spa town of Sopot which together form a metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto). Gdańsk is Poland's principal seaport. Historically an important seaport and shipbuilding center, Gdańsk was a member of the Hanseatic League.
The city was the birthplace of the Solidarity movement which, under the leadership of Lech Wałęsa, played a major role in bringing an end to Communist rule across Central Europe.
Neptune Fountain - is located in the most representative part of the city - the Long Market at the entrance to Arthur's Court. The statue of the sea god Neptune was cast in bronze in 1615. Running the fountain was in 1633. Figure of the Roman god of the seas and oceans - Neptune is designed for viewing from all sides.
Damaged during the Second World War, was restored and reopened in 1954.
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