Sopot is possibly the most charming of all Polish cities, certainly one of the most beautiful of seaside resorts along the Baltic coast. The colour and the light will captivate your attention at all times of the day or night, and in all seasons of the year. Sopot has long been loved by artists and visitors alike, remaining both a muse and an object of admiration at the same time. According to the locals, it is the ideal place to live.
Sopot takes pride in its outstanding locations that help create its unique climate. The famous pedestrian precinct is commonly known as Monciak, from the name of the street: Bohaterów Monte Cassino, which is fully pedestrianized and stretches as far as the pier. On each side there are picturesque tenement houses, galleries, pubs and cafés, and at 600 meters long it constitutes the main artery in Sopot, one which during the summer period becomes a colourful river of Sopot-loving visitors.
The pier is the longest wooden one in Europe and extends for 511 meters out over the sea. When first constructed in the 1920's it was intended to be a wooden platform, but has since become the most recognisable feature of the city, and a magnet for everyone who visits.
The broad and sandy beaches stretch for 4.5 km, delighting all who enjoy beach life. If you are seeking tranquillity, then enjoy the unique climate and outstanding cuisine of the nearby restaurants.
One of the most modern attractions is the Crooked House, situated on Bohaterów Monte Cassino Street. The design was inspired by the drawings of Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahleberg, a Swedish artist who lived in Sopot for many years. The building is a symbol of a city that combines architecture showcasing the spa traditions with the bold visions of its designers.
The Forest Opera is an amphitheatre under a roof. According to the experts, acoustically it is one of the greatest such buildings in Europe. Each year, world-famous rock and classical musicians visit to delight thousands of music lovers.
The Sopot museum is located in a historic villa dating from 1903. There are collections of paintings, sculptures and handicrafts that illustrate the history of the city and the region. There are also archival materials, including old photographs, postcards, documents, maps and publications connected with Sopot and showing the variegated history of the resort.