Ostrów Tumski – the Pearl of Wrocław Landscape
Ostrów Tumski is one of the oldest parts of Wrocław. Formerly, the island on the Oder River, right at the mouth of the Oława River, attracts tourists from all over the world with its historic architecture and picturesque landscape. The famous Archcathedral of St. John the Baptist, the late Romanesque church of St. Idzi and the famous Tumski Bridge in Poland, on which the lovers fasten padlocks with initials.
Hall of the century
The Centennial Hall was completed in 1913, it can accommodate 10,000 people. It is an architectural symbol of the city of Wrocław. It is located in the Szczytnicki Park, has appeared many times in the writer Marek Krajewski’s crime novels, since 2006 it is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Today, its interiors host the largest events in Wrocław, such as exhibitions, fairs and concerts.
Market Square in Wrocław
Journey to the past? We recommend starting with the pillory opposite the town hall. The market square is a real opportunity for lovers of architecture, fine cuisine and lively pubs. It is worth trying a pint of local beer in Spiż, and also climbing the steep stairs of the garrison church tower – the panorama of the city is breathtaking.
Panorama of the Battle of Racławice
The imposing rotunda-shaped building, located in the vicinity of Galeria Dominikańska, is the famous museum of the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice. We can find here the famous canvas depicting the Battle of Racławice, crowned with the victory of Tadeusz Kościuszko over the Russian army. The outstanding work was created at the end of the 19th century. From August 2020 to May 2021 – renovation is underway.
While walking along the boulevards along the Oder river, overgrown with ivy, he sometimes calls to mind the magic libraries of the Harry Potter books. Within its walls, the National Museum of Wrocław houses permanent exhibitions of paintings and sculptures devoted to Silesian, Polish and European art, and since 2012 also works from the Near and Far East.
The Zoological Garden in Wrocław – the oldest zoo in Poland
The Zoological Garden in Wrocław is great fun for adults and children. Opened in 1865, it constantly attracts animal lovers from home and abroad. Currently, in addition to 10,500 species of animals, visitors have the opportunity to admire historic buildings, such as the brick Bear Tower or the Moorish-style Monkey Pavilion. Since 2014, the garden has grown to include the only Africarium in Poland.
Put into service in 2014, Wrocławskie Afrykarium is the only facility of this type in Poland. It presents fauna and flora from various parts of Africa. The building consists of nearly 20 water reservoirs of various types, of which the viewing tunnel is particularly noteworthy. Penguins in Wrocław? Why not!