Wrzeszcz

Wrzeszcz

Almost impossible to pronounce correctly by a non-Polish person, Wrzeszcz is one of the boroughs of Gdańsk. Its name comes from the old name of the area - Wrzost, which derives from wrzos, a Polish word for heather. The area used to be a forest and fields of heather.

The oldest part of this district, recently revitalized, is home to 19th century architecture, second hand stores and funky, vegan spots. Its character and laid-back atmosphere, Wajdeloty Street especially, attracts people of all ages and is becoming one of the most trendy destinations in the city. 

 Emalia - junk shop

Emalia - junk shop

In the now-famous junk shop with pink walls, called Emalia, you’ll be able to poke around three floors in search of all sorts of collectibles. I managed to score a few antique cook books, a tiny Philips radio and an addition to my white & blue tea cup collection. Yay! 

Chatting with the owner, who used to be a chef in the UK for years, was an extra perk too.



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Just around the corner, along Aldony Street, runs a tiny river, Strzyża, a stream really, which makes this part of town look like a mini-version of Venice :)

Also, while exploring Wrzeszcz, you mustn’t forget to look up and appreciate the beautiful architectural details in aging balconies, metal railings and fading window moldings. Architecture does not disappoint!

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Old Wrzeszcz is quickly becoming one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Gdańsk and that’s a fact!





Lightest Pear Cake ever!

Lightest Pear Cake ever!

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