Golden House
Golden House
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Malgorzata
12,113 contributions
Aug 2019
This tenement house is a historic tenement house located by the Royal Road in Gdansk. It is sometimes called the home of Speymann or Steffens. Built by Mayor Jan Speyman and recognized as the most magnificent tenement at the Royal Road. The tenement was erected in 1609-1618, according to the design of the architect Abraham van den Blocke. The facade has gilded stone carvings. On the front wall there are reliefs with battle scenes and figures of rulers, including Zygmunt III Waza and Wladyslaw Jagiello. In the central part of the facade there are coats of arms used by Speymann.The facade is maintained in the Flemish mannerism style. This tenement house several times was part of the premises of the residence of Zygmunt III Waza during his stay in Gdansk. It was destroyed in 1945. It was reconstructed on the basis of the remains of the facade in the form of a narrow wall with a height of three floors. Above the entrance there is a sculpture of Mercy with the Latin sentence "Love the virtue, it will make you happy, you will persecute her, it will overthrow you. "  You must see this.
Written 2 June 2020
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Tom J
London, UK1,622 contributions
Nov 2019
The Golden House is an interesting and intricate detailed house located on the old town square in central Gdansk. It is easily identified by the ornate facade and just behind and to the right of the Neptune fountain in the square.

Be sure to catch it at the right time when the sunlight hits the top of the facade as it allows a much nicer view and better detailing of the statues adorning the top.
Written 7 January 2020
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Wandering Wonderings
Hastings, UK3,247 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
A really stunning building on the main square, close to the fountain. Very ornate with wonderful statues on the top. Enjoy working out who they are!
Written 10 November 2019
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kattullus
Stockholm, Sweden1,132 contributions
Sept 2019
Take your time to admire this facade and look at all the details. We were told that the plan was to cover it with (2,5 kg of) gold. Arguably it is just as beautiful in shining white.
Written 7 October 2019
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,829 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
The 17th century Golden House, known for its ornate facade, is one of the photostops on the old town square. It is located near the Neptune Fountain and on the same side of the square as Artus Court - 3rd house from it. The Golden House has 3 stories above a ground floor and is connected by communal walls with its neighbor on either side. The Golden House is actually white, but gold has been judiciously applied on some of the exterior decorations. More noticeable, perhaps, are the 4 white statues on the roof line which seem to be waving - one is holding a golden scale, another a hand held mirror. Below them, are 12 busts of historic figures, some with gilt hair, that are set atop 12 white narrow pilasters. The pilasters, which frame the windows, are arranged in 3 rows with 4 in each row. Each is decorated with the motifs of gilded grape clusters on a vine. Over the windows, are bas-reliefs of battles, each identified with gilt lettering. One almost needs a zoom lens to appreciate the smaller details on those. Over the door, a comely maiden shows her knee while holding a small child in one arm. Probably one's eye is more apt to be looking at the patio cafe in front of this house instead of glancing up higher onto the walls of the house.
Written 27 July 2018
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T0urist7
Warsaw, Poland1,442 contributions
May 2018 • Business
another extremely interesting building, which will be an attraction for architecture lovers. The golden tenement house was built at the beginning of the 17th century and located by the Royal Route in the Main Town. The building is known as the home of Speymann or Steffens.
Written 6 June 2018
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK6,19,734 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
Golden House has the most beautiful facade in Gdansk,located steps from Artus Court,Gdansk Main Town Hall and a host of other great structures in this beautiful square.
The facade of this 17th century building looks so amazing with its row of statues atop the building makes for a great place to finish.
This is a popular building in this square and it's not uncommen to see many tourists taking photos of this Marvellous looking building.
My twin brother Stephen and I were on our way to Hard Rock Cafe Gdansk and I took a few photos of this great building which is found on Droga Krolewska Długi Targ.
Well worth checking out.
Written 28 April 2018
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson18,350 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
Up above on the roof line stand the statues of Cleopatra (with the mirror) and Antigone stand on the 2 front corners. The 2 inside statues are of Oedipus and Achilles (in the armor). There are 12 historical scenes and busts (2 of which are Polish Kings) decorating the front of the building. Probably the most ornate facade in Gdansk, it causes tourists to take a good long look.

The Golden House was built in the early 1600's for a wealthy grain trader who also was the mayor of the city.
Written 9 October 2017
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Kariusz
Swindon, UK17 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
It is fone of the most beautiful tenement houses on Dlugi Targ, close to Artus Court. It has richly decorated facade with some lovely scultptures and statues on the top.
Written 5 September 2016
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