Polish cat is top-rated tourist attraction on Google Maps

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The cat has a five-star rating on Google Maps

Gacek, a black-and-white cat who lives in Poland, has become the biggest attraction of his city. When people saw him in a documentary in 2020, visitors started pouring into the city to meet the cat who lives in a box on the street. At this moment, Gacek has a five star-rating on Google Maps and is now the top-rated tourist attraction. 


On Kaszubska Street, a street in the Polish city of Szczecin, lives Gacek. A black-and-white cat whose name translates to “Long-eared Bat” (pronounced: gats-ek). Gacek has been living in a box on the street for years but after a YouTube documentary from 2020, he began to draw international attention. The local news channel wSzczecinie said that the so-called ‘King of Kaszubska Street’ could be seen in a YouTube video that has over 4.5 million views. And that is when people from all over Poland came to see the cat for themselves. Visitors left reviews about the cat, giving him a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. One visitor wrote: “It was worth traveling three hours to feel ignored by him. Recommended.”


But not all visitors came from Poland. People even traveled abroad to visit Gacek in his box. One of the reviewers said: “I flew from Oslo with transit in Gdańsk to see Gacek. As expected, he didn’t pay any attention to me which made the experience fully wholesome.” Gacek even beats other tourist attractions in the city, like a Pomeranian Dukes’ Castle built in 1346. Not all visitors were happy with their experience with Gacek. One of the one-star reviews read: “He stole a sausage.”

If you are planning on making the trip to Szczecin, Gacek can be found in his usual spot on Kaszubska 16, 71-899 Szczecin. His owner kindly requests that people don’t feed him and that he shouldn’t be pet while he is taking a nap.

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Source: Notes From Poland, Business Insider | Image: Unsplash, Maxim Tolchinskiy