- Neptune's Fountain
- Długi Targ
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Neptune's Fountain, in the center of Dlugi Targ (the Long Market) has grown to be one of Gdansk's most recognizable symbols. The bronze statue of the Roman god of the sea was first erected in 1549, before being aptly made into a fountain in 1633. Like the city he represents, Neptune has had a storied history, himself - dismantled and hidden during World War II, old Neptune didn't come out of hiding until 1954 when he was restored to his rightful place in the heart of the city, reminding us of Gdansk's relationship to the sea. Chances are you've already had your photo taken with this mighty trident-wielding behemoth, or will soon. The colourful buildings of Dlugi Targ make a great backdrop for any photo-op, so flash those gums and say 'cheese!'
Editor & Gdansk Local
I first saw this on the Amazing Race. Our family is headed to Gdansk in the spring of 2017, (assuming the world doesn't go any crazier), and this will be my first stop!
The statue fits beautifully into its setting in the market street. I was charmed by old Gdansk and wish I had had more time to explore it.
Mieszkam niedaleko Neptuna/ I live near Neptun's Fountain
Gdansk is very beautiful with lovely streets and architecture . I didn't realise Neptunes fountain was so old. I am really pleased I visited this part of Poland. Sopot was the beach resort we stayed in again well worth a visit.
It was wonderful staying in Poland and seeing the statue!
I really liked the statue when I saw it!