Gacek the ‘Perfect’ Tuxedo Cat Is the Top-Rated ‘Historical Landmark’ in Polish City
The top-rated tourist attraction in Szczecin, Poland, is one of the city’s feline residents.
The tuxedo cat, named Gacek, which translates to “long-eared bat” in Polish, is listed as a historical landmark in Szczecin, Poland, on Google Maps. The feline has a five-star rating on Google Maps and over 80 reviews — an impressive feat for a landmark in Poland’s seventh-largest city.Gacek is a free-roaming cat that lives in a box on Kaszubska Street, per The Independent. The feline has resided in the area for a few years. According to the news outlet, the cat initially drew worldwide attention after appearing in a documentary by wSzczecinie in 2020.
Following the documentary, cat enthusiasts flocked to the city to see Gacek. The cat’s original Google Maps listing reportedly amassed more than 2,500 reviews before it was taken down, according to The Independent. Gacek’s old and current review rankings beat out other Szczecin tourist attractions like the Archcathedral Basilica of St. James the Apostle, which has a rating of 4.6, and the Pomeranian Dukes’ Castle, which has a rating of 4.5.
After Gacek’s first listing was taken down, another one went up, bringing in 500 reviews with an average rating of five stars, according to Business Insider. It appears that the second listing was also taken down. Gacek, the landmark, is now on its third Google Maps listing.One Google Maps reviewer wrote that seeing Gacek was “the best experience of my life.” Another person said, “He’s perfect, 100/10 would see him again.”