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  • 1. The Main Square - Rynek

    The Rynek, or Market Square is, and always has been, the heart of Wroclaw. Not only is is it at the geographical centre of the city but it is also where everything happens. Although its beginnings...

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  • 2. Cathedral Island - Ostrow Tumski

    Ostrow Tumski or Cathedral Island is where the city of Wroclaw was born.To get there from the University walk across Sand Bridge to Sand Island and the Tumski Bridge. This bridge has become the magnet...

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  • 3. St Elisabeth Church - Kosciol Sw Elzbiety

    Ever since the 14th cent. St. Elisabeth's Church has been one of the oldest and tallest structures in the Old Town of Wroclaw - but it hasn't been one of the luckiest. It was destroyed in a storm in...

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  • 4. Cathedral of St John the Baptist - Katedra sw Jana Chrzciela

    The first thing that struck me about St. John the Baptist's Cathedral is how it seemed to stand defiantly at the end of Cathedral St. It's twin towers appeared to have seen better days - but they were...

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  • 5. Panorama Raclawicka

    Before I came here I wondered whether I should fit the Panorama Raclawicka into my itiinerary. After all, this panorama painting is all about a Polish war back in 1794 and I wasn't sure if I would be...

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  • 6. Old Town Hall - Ratusz

    The Rynek boasts not just one, but two, Town Halls. The New Town Hall and the much older original one. The New Town Hall dominates the western part of the square and is the home of the city council...

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  • 7. Japanese Garden

    I planned to have a short visit in Hala Ludowa. But in the end I found myself from zoo and realized that exploring this part of city will take a whole day. Take your time and visit zoo, Japanese...

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  • 8. Market Hall - Hala Targowa

    The first thing that you notice when walking into the Market Hall is the concrete arches that support its roof. Re-inforced concrete is not usually regarded as an aesthetic material but I found myself...

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  • 9. University

    The wonderful main building of Wroclaw University, along with the adjacent Church of the Blessed Name of Jesus, was built by the Jesuits back in 1670 when they founded the University. The buildings...

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  • 10. St Mary Magdalene Church

    The massive brick church St. Mary Magdalene (Kosciol Marii Magdaleny) was built in the middle of the 14th century. It includes a 12th century Romanesque portal which was moved here from a Benedictine...

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  • 11. City Hall

    The city hall, or Ratusz, was built in 13th century. Its original architecture attracts the tourists immediately after stepping on the Market square. Neogothical extensions were added in the second...

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  • 12. Stone Pillory

    Thieves and other criminals were publicily punished from the 15th until the 18th century at the stone pillory. The original pillory was destoyed at the end of WWII. The current pillory is a...

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  • 13. Centennial Hall - Hala Stulecia

    The „Centennial Exhibition“ of 1913 was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Prussia's Vicory over Napoleon. At that time, Wroclaw was part of the German Empire and better known under its German...

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  • 14. South Park - Park Poludniowy

    This rather little park (0,25 square kilometer) is located between streets Powstancow Slaskich, Sudecka, Waligorskiego and Kutnowska. Main feature of this park is a scenic pond with fountains. You can...

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  • 15. Jas i Malgosia Houses - Hansel and Gretel

    Jaś i Małgosia, in English "Johnny and Maggie", are two little houses united with an arch and built in front of Saint Elizabeth's church, one in Renaissance and the other in Baroque style....

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  • 16. Grunwaldzki Bridge

    This bridge was constructed between 1907 and 1910, becoming Germany's second largest suspension bridge when it was completed. Among Wroclaw's bridges, it is the best known and surely the most...

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  • 17. Aleksander Fredro Monument

    The monument of Aleksander Fredro, a famous Polish comedy writer and poet, can you see on the Main Square. This monument after the II World War was moved to Wroclaw from Lvov (presently...

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  • 18. Ossolineum

    Ossolineum is a beautiful Baroque palace, built between 1675 and 1715, that once housed the Jesuit school, part of the Leopoldine University. Today, this red building on the Odra hosts the National...

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  • 19. Corpus Christi Church

    This cute little church was actually the first one I visited in Wroclaw. It is located on Swidnica street, close to the opera house. I liked the delicate brickstone architecture right away. The church...

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  • 20. Opera House

    Wroclaw's opera house is a Neo-classical creation of Carl Ferdinand Langhans, son of the famous architect from Berlin. It was built 1839 - 41. The opera tradition goes back as far as the first half of...

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  • 21. Botanical Garden - Ogrod Botaniczny

    The Botanical Gardens were originally started in 1811 and completed in 1816. They were totally destroyed during WW2 but were carefully reconstructed. The central features are ponds with fountains and...

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  • 22. Church of Holy Cross

    This church is a curiosity. There's an upper church - of the Holy Cross - and a church on the lower level, St. Bartholomew, which is nowadays the parish church of the Ukraine-Byzantine congregation....

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  • 23. Archbishop’s Palace

    At the beginning of the 12th century, this was a two-storey late-Romanesque bishop’s residence. Over the years, the palace was expanded and reconstructed. What remains of it is a basement with a low...

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  • 24. St Nepomuk Monument

    The monument of St. John of Nepomuk is located on Cathedral island, next to the Church of the Holy Cross/St. Bartholomew. He was murdered on order of King Wenceslaus IV by drowning. It is said that he...

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  • 25. Fountain

    It's at Centennial Hall, in summer large displays set to music and short shows on the hour throughout the day, manager to catch the latter and treated to 15...

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