Sopot: what to see and do, spas and sea holidays, crooked house
What to see in Sopot, holidays and what to do in this popular seaside resort and spa in Poland, much appreciated for its beautiful sandy beach.
Spa and sea in Sopot
Sopot is part together in Gdansk and Gdynia urban area known as the Triple City. The location, overlooking the Baltic Sea in the Gulf of Gdansk and sheltered from the open sea by the Hel peninsula, is an attractive destination spa and resort with a beautiful sandy beach on the coast and ancient forests of beech and oak trees on the hillside.
In 1823, the doctor Jean Georg Haffner, after serving in the army of Napoleon settled in Sopot and built a spa and bathing, turning the village into a popular holiday destination. Art-Nouveau buildings that are located in the city reminiscent of the period following the First World War, when Sopot was a fashionable seaside resort, frequented by celebrities.
What to do in Sopot
The main street of Sopot is Ulica Bohaterów Monte Cassino, a beautiful promenade overlooked by many shops, pubs, galleries and a very special building called Krzywy Domek, which in Italian means the Crooked House, a building with an architectural form very curious , for its realization Szotynski the architects were inspired by the comics Jan Szancer.
Inside the building is a shopping center with restaurants, bars, beauty salons and clubs of various kinds. Ulica Bohaterów Monte Cassino leads to the Sopot Pier, the longest wooden pier in Europe, 511.5 meters, built in 1928. In the north of the pier is the thermal park overlooking the beach in the northern end of which stands the ‘Aqua Park, equipped with swimming pools, slides and a lazy river with rapids very funny.
At the southern end of the beach, a charming villa of the nineteenth century houses the museum of Sopot, with a collection of furniture dating from that era. A Sopot is held every year in the outdoor theater Opera Lesna, the International Festival of Song called Top of the Top Festival.