The Neptune Fountain, located on the Long Market Street in Gdańsk, Poland, is one of the most iconic symbols of the city. The statue is a 27-meter-high bronze statue of a man in Roman armour standing on a pedestal and holding a large trident. The statue was created by the sculptor Abraham van den Blocke and was commissioned to represent the Polish king, Augustus II the Strong. It is a prominent landmark of the city and is considered an important stage in the history of Gdańsk. The statue was originally installed in 1633, and the statue has been regularly refurbished and improved throughout the years. There is an impressive panoramic view of the city and its bay from the platform on which the statue stands. Visitors can also access the Lighthouse and Upper Ramparts Museum located inside the pedestal of the Neptune Fountain. Visitors should also take the time to explore the surrounding atmospheric streets and buildings of Old Town Gdańsk, which are famous for their varied architecture and historical monuments.
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