Neptune's Fountain

Neptune's Fountain
Neptune's Fountain
Długi Targ

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Editor's review

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


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Mark Jones
United States

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!

Reply Aug 7th, 2016
Sally Vogel
United States

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.

Reply Jun 14th, 2016

Mieszkam niedaleko Neptuna/ I live near Neptun's Fountain

Reply Jan 14th, 2016
United Kingdom

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.

Reply Aug 11th, 2015
United States

It was wonderful staying in Poland and seeing the statue!

Reply Apr 26th, 2014

I really liked the statue when I saw it!

Reply Apr 26th, 2014
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