The Main Town of Gdańsk did not have a centrally located and separate market square, typical of medieval commercial centers. Its role was played by the square on the extension of the main street – Długa.
Od XVI w. it is known as the Long Market. It was connected with the Long Quay through the Green Gate, which for several hundred years ships from the most important European ports landed. Długa Street and Długi Targ Street have always been the most representative parts of the city. Here and there are magnificent patrician houses, there is a magnificent Gothic-Renaissance town hall and the Artus Court. The architecture of these buildings refers to the art of the Netherlands, with whom Gdańsk merchants maintained in the 16th and 17th centuries. very lively business contacts.