Halfway between Gdańsk and Sopot is Oliwa, famous around the world for its precious organ, housed in Oliwa cathedral. A few kilometers west of Sopot is Gdynia. This city was built from scratch, on the site of an existing village, in the 1920s and ’30s. It was designed as the port and shipbuilding center for Poland, which regained its independence in 1918. Gdynia’s modern center is a favourite shopping area among Tricity residents. Places to relax include the nearby Nadmorski (Seaside) Boulevard, which runs at the foot of a scenic park right on to Sopot. Gdynia is home to one of the world’s largest shipyards, built in 1923.