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10 Things To See And Do In Wroclaw

Wroclaw is the city capital of Lower Silesian and the biggest city in Poland. Wroclaw is very popular with its historic and beautiful Ostrow Tumski and unique and impressive Panorama of the Battle of Raclawice and

There are many historical sites in the city. In year 2016 it became the Culture Capital of Europe and hosted the one of the biggest event in Europe.

Here are things you need to do and see in Wroclaw

RACLAWICE PANORAMA

Panorama of the Battle Raclawice is a 19th century huge painting. The panorama artwork is positioned in round building with special room exclusively for the unique artwork.

The Battle of Raclawice was the subject used to paint the artwork and it portrays different historical places and figures.

MARKET SQUARE

Market Square is the crowded and most vibrant place in Wroclaw, founded in 13th century and considered as one of the biggest market in Europe because it is consisting of two halls.

The Gothic Old Town Hall which is known as the highest town hall in Europe since it measures sixty meters long.  Furthermore, Piwnica Swidnicka is the Europe’s oldest restaurant and can be found in market square.

Market square is best place to celebrate holiday, street art activities and New Year concerts

MONUMENT OF ANONYMOUS PASSERBY

It is located in the Wroclaw Swidnicka Street it is comprised of 14 modern sculptures. Aside from anonymous group, you can also spot an old person, mother carrying a child, man with his luggage, and other characters that we typically meet anywhere we go.

Each character that fades away makes the sculpture very special. Jerzy Kalzina was the one who built the monument in 1977. Though there are different impressions arises from the sculptures, it still reminds us the time is passing by.

OSTROW TUMSKI

 

Ostrow Tumski was built in 10th century, and it is the oldest place on Wroclaw. Before Ostrow Tumski is very beautiful garden but it is now the home of different monuments and historical building. Oder River surrounds the area.

It is a calm and beautiful area and the best place to walk and wander around. Gothic Cathedral id located at Ostrow Tumski.

SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHEDRAL

It is the most significant and historical monuments in Wroclaw. It was constructed on 13th century and the first brick structured in Poland. But previously, a church was already standing there. The Cathedral’s beautiful pyramid structure overlooks the whole view of the city.

The cathedral shows the sleeping Virgin Mary, Poland’s biggest pipe organ that was constructed way back 1913.

MULTIMEDIA FOUNTAIN

Wroclaw’s multimedia fountain was built in 2009, for the 20th year of Poland democratic elections. The fountain is located at Szczytnicki Park. It consists of 300 nozzles to create a beautiful multimedia water shows with color effects and music. The water shows can be watched every hour.

However, from July to August there is a special water show every 10 pm and from September to October the show will start earlier.

 

CENTENNIAL HALL

Max Berg built the Hala Stelucia or Centennial Hall in 20th century. It is considered as the most significant hall in Poland.

The hall hosted different events like conferences, exhibits and several big concerts. The view of the hall is a combination of modern and traditional design. The Hala Stelucia is placed near the Wroclaw’s Multimedia Fountain.

DISCOVERING WROCLAW DWARVES

The Wroclaw’s popular Goblins or Dwarves are spread in the city. They are little bronze sculptures from different legends and fairytales.  Nowadays, the dwarf’s sculpture becomes one of the tourist attractions in the city.

Dwarf’s figurine was originated with anti-authoritarianism and anti-Communist movements known as Orange Alternative.

OSSOLINEUM GARDEN

The attractive garden of Baroque is enclosed by Ossolineum. Ossolineum is a non commercial foundation, which substantially contributed to the popularization and development of Poland literatures.

Silesian Baroque monument is located in the middle part of Ossolineum garden. The building hosted reading rooms and large library. Avid fans of Slavonic history and literatures should visit this place.

WHITE STORK SYNAGOUGE

The Wroclaw’s Synagogue was built by Karl Ferdinand a German architect in 1829. Jewish Minority plays a very big part in Poland cultural identity before and after the world war Poland became more multicultural.

Members of Jewish Community are all gathered during the Second World War. They were deployed in concentration camps of Nazi. The Synagogue was restored because of the war. However in 2010, the Synagogue was re-opened and become the cultural center of Jewish.

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