The Market Square

It’s a medieval market square which is located in the center of Wrocław. It’s one of the largest in Europe (213 by 178 m), with the largest two town halls in Poland. The buildings around the square are built according to different styles: the middle part of the ring is occupied by a block of buildings consisting of the Old Town Hall, the New City Hall as well as numerous citizens’ houses. The market square is an urban ensemble with the two diagonally contiguous areas – the Salt Market and the square in front of St. Elisabeth’s Church. Eleven streets lead to the market: two to each corner, two narrow lanes and an opened outside square, Chicken Market (Kurzy Targ).


Ostrów Tumski

It’s the oldest part of the city of Wrocław. It was formerly an island between branches of the Oder River. Archaeological excavations have shown that the western part of Ostrów Tumski, between the Church of St. Martin and the Holy Cross, was the first to be inhabited. Great architectural monuments are located there. The most magnificent of them are: gothic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and the Church of the Holy Cross. There is also the Archdiocesan Museum, which is the oldest museum in Wroclaw which preserves the historical continuity – for over 100 years, it accumulates sacred monuments which have a great historical and artistic value. Among them we can find the book Henrykowska from the thirteenth-fourteenth century with the first sentence written in Polish.


Centennial Hall

Centennial Hall was designed by Max Berg, an outstanding city architect, and recognized as one of the top masterpieces of the 20th century architecture. Multi-purpose space, unusual structure, unique and spacious location represent just a few of its strengths. Centennial Hall complex currently is one of the most desired venues among domestic and foreign organizers of major exhibitions, conferences, cultural, sport and congress events. The Hall’s inscription on UNESCO World Heritage List in 2006 emphasized the rank of this facility. Undoubtedly it is one of the most characteristic flagships of Wrocław in the international scale, and exceptionally magic site in the city where the charts of history record its multi-generational experience.


Wroclaw University

The University of Wrocław has a rich history of more than three centuries. Founded by Leopold I Habsburg the university evolved from a modest school run by Jesuits into one of the biggest academic institutions in Poland. At the beginning of the 19th century the university had five Faculties: philosophy, catholic theology, evangelical theology, law and medicine. Later it was expanded by numerous sections, laboratories and a natural museum, which exists until today. In 1945 after the World War II, about 70% of university buildings were destroyed, but in a quick time they were rebuilt. Today the University of Wrocław is the largest university in the region.


Wroclaw’s Dwarfs

Wrocław’s Dwarfs are small figurines which firstly appeared in the streets of city in 2001. Since then, their numbers have been continually growing, and today they are considered to be a tourist attraction: those who would like to combine sight-seeing in Wrocław with dwarf-tracking are offered special brochures with map and mobile application software on the smartphone. Currently there are over 300 dwarfs spread all over the city.


Panorama of the battle of Racławice

It’s an impressive relic of 19th-century century mass culture, is one of only few examples of this genre preserved in Europe. The large painting (15x114m) ‚transfers’ the viewer into an altogether different time, a reality of its own, by artfully combining painterly devices (special kind of perspective) and technical effects (lighting, artificial terrain, dark and usually tortuous passage to the viewing platform). Panorama of the Battle of Racławice is the oldest and only extant example of panorama painting in Poland.


ZOO – Zoological Garden in Wroclaw

The Zoo Wrocław is the oldest zoo in Poland, it had been opened in 1865 as the Breslau Zoological Garden while the city was part of Prussia. It is also the largest (in terms of the number of animals) zoo in Poland. The zoo covers 33 hectares in downtown of Wrocław. This Zoo is one of the most visited in Poland. It consists of: Africarium-Oceanarium, Madagascar pavilion, Odrarium, Terrarium, Ropes course Zoolandia, Children’s Zoo, Rancho, food and drinks outlets.