Wrocław is a unique city, that provides tourists with a variety of attractions from historical, architectural, enviromental, aquatic to industrialones.
Thanks to this incredible diversity, everyone can actively spend time and choose something adjusted to themselves.
Below, we present some of the most important places and facilities, that should be on the top of the list of anyone visiting Wrocław. These attractions are also the city’s visiting card, which makes it recognizable on international markets.
THE MARKET SQUARE OF WROCŁAW - HEART OF THE CITY
One of the largest in Poland and Europe – the Market Square of Wrocław is currently the heart of the city, which is constantly teeming with life. The central point is focused on the eyecatching Gothic Town Hall with an impressive clock and 66-meter tall tower and Piwnica Świdnicka, which was one of the first gastronomic establishments in Europe.
During the sightseeing, you can observe many beautifully restored, colorful tenement houses that surround the central commercial square of the city. You can also admire The Market Square of Wrocław from the two viewpoints – one of them is located on the tower of the Church of St. Elizabeth and the other one on the Bridge of Penitents between the towers of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene.
OSTRÓW TUMSKI - THE CATHEDRAL ISLAND
The Cathedral Island – Ostrów Tumski means the beginning of the history of Wrocław. The favorable location on the island, with natural borders separated by the Odra River, were the perfect factors for pagan tribes to settle here in the past times. Although nowadays Ostrów Tumski is no longer an island, it still attracts crowds of tourists wanting to see the “Little Vatican” – numerous churches hidden in the narrow, chariming streets with the impressive two-tower archcathedral of St. John the Baptist.
THE CENTENNIAL HALL - PIECE OF MODERNISM
The only one building in Wrocław, which is inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage Listand located in a picturesque place on the territory of the Great Island. The characteristic shape and original construction make the building unique on an international scale.
It is also a place, which from the very beginning was intended for various events such as exhibitions and performances. The facility fulfills these functions until today. In addition, the areas in the surrounding of the Centennial Hall are adjusted to the recreation of inhabitants and encourage tourists to visit Wrocław.
THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN & AFRICARIUM - WEALTH OF FAUNA AND FLORA
The oldest working Zoological Garden in Poland, which is open all year round and invites visitors to learn about more than 1000 species of animals – including exotic ones. The Zoo also has the Africarium presenting fauna and flora of the Dark Continent, which are unique on an international scale. The Wrocław Zoo is also one of the exhibition grounds, and together with The Centennial Hall they are included in a huge recreational and tourist area. The Wrocław Zoological Garden is one of the most preferably visited places on the tourist map of the city.
HYDROPOLIS - THE KNOWLEDGE CENTER ABOUT WATER
If you could describe Hydropolis in few words it
would be the center of knowledge and information about water, which thanks to its form, is entertaining for viewers at any age. The interactive form of the display means, that the exhibition is not boring, and a large number of educational games helps to increase recognition of understanding how important water is for us. An interesting fact is the choice of place for this venue – as it is located in the former clean water tank from 1893. Each of the 9 thematic zones shows water from a different perspective – you have to see it with your own eyes.