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A true Pearl of Lower Silesia, a city of interface and penetration of two cultures: Germanic and the Slavonic ones. A place where you will find works of architecture from all ages. The city is cut with numerous channels and Odra tributaries which form over a dozen of islands linked with 112 bridges.
This is the bridge record of Poland that evokes associations with Venice and Amsterdam.
Wrocław is now Poland’s fourth largest city, with the university one of Poland’s most historic and prestigious. This is also a city of many cultural initiatives and international festivals.
In 2016 Wrocław is titled the European Capital of Culture.
OLD TOWN MARKET SQUARE – one of the most beautiful historical marketplaces in Europe. It is the heart of the city life that teems with life all day long. Charming, colourful tenement houses from various ages are laid out around the Town Hall, with the circular Kazimierza Wielkiego following the course of the town’s original fortifications.
TOWN HALL – composes the harmonious features of Gothic and Renaissance styles, houses the Historical Museum.
UNIVERSITY – an 18th century historical building with the Leopoldine Auditorium, considered a pearl of baroque interiors, featuring numerous statues and paintings.
OSTRÓW TUMSKI – the oldest part of the city with a perfectly preserved sacral architecture complex, one of the most beautiful in Europe. The local Gothic cathedral is a masterpiece of medieval architecture.
PANORAMA RACŁAWICKA – the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice, an immense, 120 X 15 metres, 360 – degrees panoramic painting by Jan Styka and Wojciech Kossak.
OPERA HOUSE – one of the largest and most prominent opera theatres in Poland, famous for incredible performances of Polish and world classic operas.
PEOPLE’S HALL – (Hala Ludowa) an astonishing structure of reinforced concrete, built at the beginning of the 20th century. You will appreciate opera shows, including super productions for several thousand spectators. It is also a place for sports events and trade fairs.
LUBIĄŻ – 12th century Cistercian monastery complex. The red roof of the abbey, painted domes and sandstone walls create an extremely pictures view.
KSIĄŻ – former Hochberg family castle, third largest castle in Poland (after Malbork and Wawel). This huge 13th century fortress, rebuilt and modernised over ages, still has many secrets and allures adventures and treasure hunters.
ŚWIDNICA, JAWOR – so called “Churches of Peace”, Evangelical wooden sacral buildings, founded after the Peace of Westphalia. Both entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
COPERNICUS AIRPORT WROCŁAW-STARACHOWICE – 10 km from Wrocław city centrum
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