City of Sopot
Sopot is a small Polish town situated on the Baltic Sea coast between Gdańsk and Gdynia, a natural centre of the nearly one-million Tri-City agglomeration and the Pomeranian province. In the south the town is bordered by the Tri-City Landscape Park and its northern border is marked by 4.5 km long sandy beaches of the Bay of Gdańsk.
There live almost 40000 permanent residents and nearly 2 million tourists visit Sopot every year. Health resort visitors christened the town the Riviera of the North and the Pearl of the Baltic, while the celebrity of the performances staged in the Forest Opera earned Sopot the name of Little Bayreuth. Poles recognize Sopot as the summer capital of Poland. Sopot galleries invite you to visit plenty of exhibitions and previews throughout a year.
Sopot, a small seaside city and a spa resort, is a tourist destination which – together with the neighbouring Gdańsk and Gdynia – forms the Tri-City conurbation with a population of over one million. Along the coast the town is flanked by wooded moraine hills, while the Bay of Gdańsk is sheltered from the open sea by the Hel Peninsula, thanks to which the sea off the beaches of Sopot is warmer than at other locations on the Baltic coast.
The town’s unique character stems from the Art Nouveau townhouses and villas, surrounded by trees, historic parks and beautifully cultivated gardens. Greenery covers 60% of the town area. The enchanting scenery of the town, based on the natural beauty of its landscape and convenient access by many modes of transport, make Sopot a tourist destination visited each year by over two million tourists and holidaymakers.