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Sightseeing in Wroclaw - Cultural Sights 'Must Visit' & 'Must See'

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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.
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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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Cityguide on OrangeSmile.com - fascinating sightseeing in Wroclaw, Poland. The spots and sights 'must visit' and 'must see' once you are in Wroclaw: temples, museums, architectural and historical monuments. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the popular places of Wroclaw.