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Three Crosses Monument
Ranked #17 of 152 things to do in Gdansk
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middlesbrough
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“must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

As well as seeing this monument which is moving on its own don't forget to visit the BHP hall just inside the gate to the ship yard.
This was the original conference hall of the ship and the current exhibition is well worth seeing. It shows a chronological pictorial timescale of the events in this town history which influenced so many across the world.
The place is run a friendly security guard. Access is just inside the ship yard. There are good well kept facilities as toilets as well as a small snack bar where you can purchase drinks. There is also a shop where you can buy books and novelties with the solidarity movement logo on it.

Visited February 2014
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“You Must See This”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

The monument at the gate of the former Lenin Shipyard is just the beginning of what will be a massive museum of Solidarity that will open next year or so. The museum looks like it will resemble a ship under construction, sided with steel plates rusting in the weather. There is a small museum on the premises, with photos and information about Solidarity, and how Lech Walesa pushed Russia out of Europe. Walesa, more than anyone else, ended the Soviet Era and the Cold War. This is a moving experience, and it is a short walk from the main city (glowne miasto) and waterfront. Do not miss it.

Visited August 2013
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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“A fitting tribute to the brave”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

Well worth the short walk out of the town centre to experience the birthplace of Solidarity. Much of what happened here has moulded the future Poland. I remember the news and seeing the peoples struggle for freedom and democracy. This is a fitting and moving monument and take time to read what happened. Look out for Pope John Paul's footprints at the foot of the monument he was a significant influence in the early days of Solidarity. A lot of building work going on whilst we were there as they are building the Solidarity building. The finished article should be impressive.

Visited July 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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“Solidarity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

An unforgettable place for all those who remember the bravery of the people who worked here and started "the road to freedom". Lech Walesa and all the others, these great steel crosses are really a monument they deserve. I still recall television showing us their fight against Communism...... We should never forget what the word "solidarity" really stands for, a word we need all over the world even now. Please don't miss this sight.

Visited July 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

If you love recent history Gdansk is the birthplace of Solidarity - here is the monument to the movement where it started. Totally worth the walk - outside the main tourist area - to see this historical site. Very moving to read about it and experience the site.

Visited June 2013
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