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“anyone who watched the news in the 80's should visit”

Three Crosses Monument
Ranked #18 of 159 things to do in Gdansk
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 May 2013

If you grew up in the 80's and saw Walesa protest in front of the wharf gates, you saw the riots and you know the impact it had when the Pope said a prayer (against the will of the officials) at this momument. You shoukd visit it and pay tribute to the Polish struggle for freedom

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Reviewed 1 December 2012

We did go the long way round.... Following the river.... When there was a much more direct walk. That said, it was interesting to see, and really quite poignant. A real modern piece of history. A must visit in Gdansk.

Thank CDWilson
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

A must-see monument and outdoor exhibition, very moving and heartening at the same time. Shows the power of people coming together for the common good.

Thank Aggie_Z
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

As one who can just about recall Lech Walesa and his fellow workers standing up for their rights in 1980, this is a fitting tribute to their heroism

Thank M6880
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

Although designed to be visible from many parts of the town, it’s well worth walking towards the monument to appreciate the size of these towers with the three anchors “crucified” to their structures. I’d only ever seen the shipyard gates via newsreels throughout the 70’s and 80’s and as our guide remarked “we may have unemployment in Poland, but at least we are free”. It brings the economic situation in my country (UK) into much sharper focus! It’s a privilege to see an area which sparked such changes throughout Europe. Gdansk is actually a fun place, but to get the best out of your visit, it's worth visiting the more serious side of her past.

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