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Poland is, first of all, a country in which two huge cultural environments come into contact: European and Slavic. The sights of Wroclaw are a kind of ode to the German neighbor. Sights in Wroclaw, mainly demonstrate the broad Catholic community in the country.
What to see in Wroclaw in the first place?
The abundance of Catholic churches, squares and entertainment centers in the city provide a continuous supply of tourists attractions. Travel to the country must begin from the western part of Poland, since it is here that the influence of Old Europe is most clearly manifested.
1. Town Hall and Market Square
City Hall in the center of the medieval Market Square in WroclawGapka91
The best sights of Poland are traditionally located on the square of a city. So, without a doubt, the main place to visit in Wroclaw is the square, which is a kind of “symbiosis” of architectural structures. During the development of the city, the area underwent many changes. Thus, many buildings were added, both in the classical architectural style and in the European neoclassical style. The Market Square, as well as the City Hall building, which is located directly on it, is one of the largest examples of large-scale architecture in Western Europe. Trade, Polish folk cuisine, amusing music and ringing of bells are the heart of Wroclaw.
Official website: http://www.en.muzeum.
2. Wroclaw Gnomes
Bronze figures of gnomes – a symbol of the city of Wroclaw
Gnome Traveler Figurine in Wroclaw Wrocław Official
The first chimney sweep among the Wroclaw gnomes and everyone who pets him brings happiness
The trip of every connoisseur of Slavic mythology, no doubt, must begin with a viewing of the Polish dwarves. These bizarre, small sculptures are, in a way, a symbol of the city. The background to the creation of these creatures is simple: the Polish anti-communist underground group, which at one time operated in Wroclaw, depicted a gnome on its coat of arms. So, when in 2001 the installation of the first 40 cm gnome began – in honor of the Orange Alternative – the construction was liked not only by the guests and residents of the city, but also by the authorities. Over the next twenty years, Wroclaw still continues to install figurines of gnomes that fit so organically into city architecture.
Official website: http://krasnale.
3. Wroclaw Water Park
Territory of Wroclaw's popular water park Wrocławski Park Wodny SA
The cultural value of the water park is difficult to overestimate. For a tourist who is in search of affordable entertainment and fresh emotions, this is the best place in the city: modern water slides, beauty salons, jacuzzis, hot tubs and much more. Reviews about this place, first of all, are aimed at praising the size of the water park, since it is deservedly considered the largest in Poland.
Official website: https://aquapark.wroc.< /p>
4. Centenary Hall and Wroclaw Fountain
Centenary Hall and Wroclaw Fountain in Szczytnice Park in Wroclaw Rdrozd
Musical fountain at night in Wroclaw Konradr
The Centenary Hall is a truly legendary concrete structure. It was erected in the early modern style and is the clearest indicator of the development of building science at the beginning of the 20th century. 2006 was a unique year for the hall, as by decision of the government it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Thus, the main attractions of Wroclaw are briefly associated with this object, since the first thing, after arriving in Poland, visiting the fountain and the Centenary Hall is a priority. And the nearby Musical Fountain, which rightfully bears the title of the largest in the country, will impress the guests of the city with its scale and length.
Official website: http://www.wroclawskafontanna
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5. Sculptural group “Transition 1977-2005”
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If, after viewing the Centenary Hall and the fountain, the question of what to see in Wroclaw in 1 day is still relevant, then the following attractions are exactly what you need. Skillful lovers of the history of Poland will be amazed by the depth of the tragedy of this installation. Several people dressed in black gradually “leave” underground in order to be reborn on the other side of the street and go outside. This monument symbolizes the tragic events of Polish history, when, after the introduction of martial law, mass repressions began against representatives of the local Resistance. The sculpture symbolizes the rebirth of the Polish nation.
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6. University of Wroclaw
Night view of the main building of the University of Wroclaw on the banks of the Odra River Wrocław Official
Absolutely all guides in Wroclaw are required to lay their route through the University of Wroclaw. The oldest educational institution in the city was founded back in 1702. After the reorganization in the 20th century, the university received rapid development and expansion of the teaching staff. The massive, impressive building of the main building “educates” more than 40 thousand students from all over the world. And the university library, rich in masterpieces, is the largest in the region.
Official website: https://uni.wroc.pl/en/
7. Railway Station
Historic building of Wroclaw Railway Station-Glavny in the evening Wrocław Official
A huge voivodeship junction that connects many Polish cities. The city's railway station was built in the 19th century and has undergone significant changes since then. The station building daily receives thousands of guests from abroad and Polish residents.
8. Sky Tower
The Sky Tower is the tallest building in Wroclaw Guma89
The Sky Tower of Wroclaw, which will undoubtedly be appreciated by an experienced tourist, is one of the tallest buildings in all of Poland. The construction of the skyscraper cost $400 million. The Sky Tower complex consists of three interconnected buildings of different heights. The versatility of the skyscraper is explained by the fact that inside there are many entertainment venues and office space.
9. Wroclaw Opera
The theater building of the Opera in the historical part of Wroclaw Jaroslaw Komar
The sights of Wroclaw are notable for the fact that most of the buildings have their own unique history. The same applies to the opera house. So, during the existence of the opera, legendary artists such as Richard Wagner, Nicola Paganini, Anton Rubinstein and others performed on the big stage.
Official website: http://www. opera.wroclaw
10. Wroclaw Cathedral
Wroclaw Cathedral is located on Tumski Island, on the Oder River in Wroclaw Thyes
The architectural perfection of the Gothic style is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Wroclaw. Interesting places in Wroclaw, no doubt, have already been indicated, but the Catholic church on Tumsky Island is a reason to postpone the departure from the city. The facade of the building faces west, which, in turn, symbolizes the orientation of the Polish state towards Europe. It is noteworthy that today the appearance of the cathedral has changed slightly, as it has been restored more than once. During the Second World War, unfortunately, more than 70 percent of the temple was destroyed.
11. Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene
Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene in the Gothic style in Wroclaw Julo
The religious sights of Wroclaw do not end there. The Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene is not just a temple, it is a legendary temple. It was erected on the site of an old church of the 11th century and has undergone numerous changes in appearance. So, the invasion of the Mongols left its unimaginable and sad imprint on the building. The cathedral is made in the Gothic style. A notable feature of the interior decoration is the so-called Romanesque portal, which was built back in the 12th century and was transferred to the temple from another place already destroyed by time.
12. Church of St. Elizabeth
The 87-meter tower of St. Elizabeth's Church katie_pl
Another brightest monument to the Gothic architectural style is the Elzhbieta Church with an 87 meter tower. Climbing the spiral staircase to the top of the tower, the stunning height opens up a breathtaking panorama of the city.
13. Royal Palace
Courtyard of the Royal Palace with figured flower beds and statues Garzena
About what to see in Poland first of all the following description. The Royal Palace of majestic and solemn appearance is a construction belonging to the Baroque style. The construction of the palace was carried out by a Prussian court architect. Over time, the palace was bought by the Prussian king Frederick the Great. Today, the building houses the city historical museum.
Official website: http://www.en.muzeum
14. Shopping complex on Peschanaya street
Dark red brick shopping complex on Sandy Street in Wroclaw User:Julo
Products of local farmers in the Trade Complex on Sandy Street in Wroclaw Barbara Maliszewska
The German School of Architecture in Berlin presented this amazingly beautiful shopping complex to Wroclaw. The location of the building in the old part of the city, as well as in relative proximity to the center, allows attracting the flow of buyers and guests of Wroclaw.
15. Houses of Jas and Malgos
Figured arch connecting Yas and Malgosya houses near St. Elizabeth Church User:Julo
The sights of Poland are usually considered as a consequence of the times of the Great Commonwealth. The unique and friendly houses of Yas and Malgosia are located near the market square and attract tourists from abroad. Previously located on this site, the cemetery contained an inscription in Latin with the words “Death is the gate of life.” Now, this arch connects these two houses in the Baroque and Gothic styles. The Yas house hosts an exhibition of the famous Polish artist and engraver Eugeniusz Get-Stankiewicz. The second mansion hosts members of the Wroclaw Lovers Club.
16. National Museum
Facade of the National Museum in Wroclaw Thyes
The traditions of the German cultural heritage were embodied in the architectural appearance of the National Museum in Wroclaw. Excursions in Wroclaw certainly take place within the walls of this building. Among the exhibits of the museum are masterpieces of sculpture and painting of the historical region to which Wroclaw belongs – Silesia. During the Second World War, some of the exhibits were taken out, but, unfortunately, the lion's share was looted by local marauders.
Official website: https://mnwr.pl/en/< /p>
17th National Music Forum
The main hall of the National Music Forum on Freedom Square in the center of Wroclaw Łukasz Rajchert
A visit to one of the concert events of the Music Forum will answer the question: where to go in Wroclaw. Designed under the patronage of one of the architectural studios in Poland, the building combines several large halls, a recording studio, office space, etc.
18. Racławice Panorama
Racławice Panorama Rotunda in Wroclaw Adam Dziura
A trip to Poland involves not only seeing the country's cult sights, but also a relative awareness of the history of the region. The Racławice panorama, first built for the city of Lvov, was moved to Wrocław at the end of the Second World War. The painting demonstrates the process of the liberation war for the independence of Poland under the command of Tadeusz Kosciuszko.
Official website: https://mnwr.pl/en/
19. Layout Kolejkowo
Model of Kolejkowo on the territory of Swiebodzki railway station in Wroclaw Travelarz
The dynamic layout of the railway is interesting for children and adults Piojga
An overview of the layout of Koleikovo would most likely take up several pages. This amazing creation of masters of their craft will show tourists the miniature world of the Polish railway: here are the prototypes of local residents, architectural structures, elements of nature.
Official website: http://wroclaw. kolejkowo
Hydropolis knowledge center dedicated exclusively to water Jacek Halicki
Among the most popular places to visit in Wroclaw, the hydropolis rating is deservedly ahead. So, in this unique building, visitors can enjoy a demonstration of the power and basic properties of water. Hydropolis is a miniature water paradise.
Official website: https://hydropolis.pl/en/
Wroclaw attractions: what else to see in Wroclaw?
The sights of Wroclaw, photos with names and descriptions showed how diverse the cultural heritage of the country can be. However, this does not mean at all that there is nothing more to visit in Wroclaw.
21. Wroclaw Zoo and Africarium
Hippo at Wroclaw Zoo Addvisor
The glass tunnel of the Wroclaw Africanarium Lower Silesia
Huge, unique and perfect – Wroclaw Zoo is the largest in the country. A ticket to the zoo is also a ticket to the Africanarium, which is located on the territory of the city zoo. On an area of almost 1000 sq. m visitors will see flora and fauna from all over Africa. Passing through the special glass tunnels of the unique oceanarium, you can observe exotic animals in their natural habitat.
Official website: http://www.zoo.wroclaw.
22. Grunwald Bridge
The peculiarity of this bridge is that it was designed and built as a hanging bridge. Moreover, the bridge is the only operating suspension bridge in Poland.
23. Tumski Bridge
Tumski Bridge – a 52-meter double-span steel bridge over the Oder River in Wroclaw
The Odra River, which flows through Wroclaw, was the reason for the construction of this steel bridge. In the past, when the bridge was used as a transport bridge, pedestrian traffic was limited. Today, the Tumski Bridge or the Bridge of Lovers attracts tourists from all over the world.
24. Japanese Garden
Arched wooden bridge in the Japanese Garden in Wroclaw Puchatech K.
Landscape of the Japanese Garden in Wroclaw Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
The atmosphere of Eastern culture is present in the western city of Poland. The work of Japanese masters is very popular with locals and visitors. Long paths, oriental flora and Japanese structures of amazing beauty – this is the Japanese garden in Wroclaw.
Official website: https://visitwroclaw.
25. Wroclaw University Botanical Garden
Magenta-pink flowers of an evergreen shrub – Brukentalia in Guérin Nicolas Botanical Garden
Leisure corner of the Wroclaw University Botanical Garden Oyoyoy
The oldest and most beautiful botanical garden in Europe. A realm of peace and natural purity, which is located in the city center, on Tumski Island.
26. Swidnica Pivnica
Świdnica Pivnica on the Market Square plusLoinQueLaNuitEtLeJour
The old brewery building , which was used to create the most wonderful beer, is still used as a public place for tourists. In this establishment, guests can enjoy the unique Schepz beer.
Wroclaw is the historical heart of Silesia. Architectural heritage, restaurants, hotels in Wroclaw are all an integral part of a single European culture. Read also about the sights of Krakow and be inspired to travel further in Poland.