Wroclaw (also named Breslau) is a big city in the southwestern part of Poland. Wroclaw is an administrative, economical and cultural center of province called Lower Silesia. The population of the city is about 635 000 people, which makes it the fourth largest city in Poland.
Wroclaw is a historical city as you can find it's name in historical documents dated 1000 AD. So the city is a good place worth visiting it for it's masterpieces of medieval architecture. Ostrów Tumski (cathedral island) is the oldest part of Wroclaw, where a lot of splendid cathedrals are located. Wroclaw Cathedral is the most beautiful and famous architecture building on this island. Many people would say without hesitation that Wroclaw Town hall is one of the most outstanding Gothic buildings in Europe. The building of Wroclaw University, seen from the Pomeranian Bridge (Most Pomorski) spanning the Oder River, is also a bright example of baroque architecture, preserved from the 16th century. The city is located on the banks of the Oder River and has lots of canals, islands and bridges, which make the city even more beautiful. The greatest among the bridges are Grunwaldzki bridge and Millennium bridge.
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