Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Discover Sopot

Sopot is a town in Poland, located on the South coast of the Baltic Sea in a metropolitan agglomeration called the Tricity (Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot) with some 50,000 inhabitants.

Sopot is quite a big health and tourism resort, well known for the longest wooden pier in Europe (called Molo, total length 515.5 m), from where there is a view on the Gulf of Gdansk. The city is also famous for its Sopot International Song Festival, 2nd biggest such event in Europe after the Eurovision Song Contest.

Since 1999 there was no Grand Prix contest within the festival. TV-station TVP chose to invite well known artists instead including the likes of Whitney Houston or The Corrs. In 2005, TV-station TVN is expected to bring the contest back. Sopot International Song Festival is usually considered bigger than the Benidorm International Song Festival or Karlshamn Baltic Song Festival because of its ability to attract star performers.

Isn't that amazing?