Gdansk is a large and one of the most important port cities on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea in Poland. Gdansk is a part of both the province Pomeranian Voivodeship and the conurbation called Tricity, which joins neighbouring metropolitan areas to become one developed urban area. The city provides the most important port for the country; this title was partly developed because of the Vistula River which connects Gdansk to Warsaw, the capital city of Poland.
Although one of the main attractions to the city is the port, there is an array of historical attractions within the city centre. Royal Way is a historic landmark, which was once used as a route for royalty. Other landmarks include St Mary’s Church, which dominates Main Town and is sometimes referred to as the largest church in the world. Long Street is often frequented by tourists as it holds a concentrated number of historical attractions, beginning with the Golden Gate, a 10 minute walk from here, on the edge of old town, is the modern Madison Centre for shopping.
Transport between cities within Tricity is most easily accessed at Gdansk Glówny railway station; here the Szybka Kolej Miejska urban transportation service operates trains to Gdynia and Sopot. Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport is approximately a 20 minute drive south west from Gdansk city centre and operates flights to most European destinations.