Szczecin’s old-city contains numerous monuments. The former Pomeranian ducal castle functions today as a cultural centre. The “Seven-Coats” Bastion dates back to the 13th century.
The Gothic style St. Jacob’s Cathedral is one of the city’s most imposing buildings. Of the former buildings in the Stary Rynek (Main Square), the Gothic style town-hall, and, on the opposite side of the square, the Gothic style house of the banker Lociza, are still standing. Szczecin is also an important sport-centre for sailing enthusiasts.