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Culture of Wroclaw. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Polonia, Wroclaw An old market square is a traditional starting point of many excursion routes. The square is the location of the main architectural monument of Wroclaw - the building of City Hall. The construction of the beautiful building was started in 1327 and lasted nearly 200 years. Nowadays a part of premises of the City Halls is occupied by Historical Museum, which exhibits a collection of old documents, art and antiques. There is a beautiful legend connected with this architectural monument. It is believed that if a loving couple puts their hands to the mighty walls of the building, nothing will be able to destroy their feelings.
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Guests of the city will be also offered to see the panorama of the Battle of Wroclaw, which depicts one of most important historical events. The battle for independence between rebels and royal troops has claimed many lives. In 1794 rebels won the battle and Polish people are still very proud of this fact. Nowadays the spectacular panorama is decorated with various elements and an excellent lighting system, so it looks even more unusual.
An excursion to the historic part of the city usually starts with visiting magnificent Tumski Bridge. This pedestrian bridge serves as a link between Old and New parts of the city. The main part of historic sights of Wroclaw is located in Tumski Island. The island is often called “the holy land" because of a huge number of religious sites and shrines located there. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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St. John's Cathedral is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful buildings of the area. This is a beautiful Gothic building, which never ceases to amaze visitors with its grandeur and grace. It is believed that the cathedral was the first Gothic building constructed in the country. During the Second World War the cathedral was damaged severely, but skillful architects managed to restore it.
St. Elizabeth is definitely among other religious sights recommended for visiting. The height of the church’s bell tower reaches 90 meters. Tourists should definitely come inside in order to see the design of the interior premises. Visitors are also welcome to climb up the spiral staircase to the top of the bell tower. The top of the tower is equipped with an observation deck, which provides magnificent panoramic views of the city. Fans of nature sights will surely enjoy their visit to Wroclaw Japanese Garden, which was opened in 1913 in honor of an international exhibition. Best gardeners of Poland and Japan worked together over the creation of this beautiful garden.
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What to visit during two-day excursion in Wroclaw

Panorama Raclawice
Where: ul. Purkyniego 11 Street, Wroclaw; Telephone: +48 (0)71 343 36 39; More info: Trams 2,4,5,9,10,12,17;
Wrocław Cathedral
Where: Otrów Tumski (Cathedral Island), Wroclaw; More info: Frequent trams to ostrów tumski.;
Botanical Gardens
Where: Henryka Sienkiewicza Street, Wroclaw; Telephone: +48 (0)71 322 59 57; More info: Frequent trams marked to ostrów tumski;
Ogrod Japonski (the Japanese Garden)
Where: Mickiewicza Street, Wroclaw; Telephone: +48 (0) 601 74 45 63; More info: Frequent trams marked to szczytnicki park;
Reference information
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Wroclaw
♥   Palace 'Wrocław Palace' , 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Rydzyna Palace' , 80.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Wroclaw
♥   Bazylika św. Elżbiety, Wrocław, 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazylika św. Jadwigi Śląskiej, Trzebnica, 23.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazylika św. Jana Apostoła i Ewangelisty, Oleśnica Śląska, 27 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazylika Matki Bożej Wspomożenia Wiernych, Twardogóra, 42.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedra św. Stanisława i św. Wacława, Świdnica, 47.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazylika św. Piotra i Pawła, Strzegom, 50.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazylika św. Jerzego Męczennika, Ziębice, 55.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Poland

Many museums and palaces are located in Krakow, which is another major city of the country. It is worth to visit Wawel Hill. A whole complex of monuments of history and architecture, including the Royal Castle, the Cathedral of Saints Stanislaus and Wenceslas, the Rotunda of the Blessed Virgin Mary, several towers, and gates, is situated there. The Stained Glass Museum in Krakow is set in a beautiful Art Nouveau building. The former offers visitors an opportunity to admire an amazing exhibition dedicated to images made of stained glass. Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow is located in the former building of the Schindler factory. Its visitors can appreciate modern trends of creativity. A special attention is given to the post-war avant-garde. Regional Museum of Rzeszów has interesting exhibitions devoted to archeology, history, and art. Visitors will be able to walk along the underground tunnel under the Market Square, where some collections are located. … Open
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Culture guide to Wroclaw. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Wroclaw: temples, museums, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Wroclaw. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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