Why is it worth visiting Wrocław?
Wrocław is called the second Venice, there are over 100 bridges in the city, including 16 historic ones. Wrocław is also a very dynamically developing city, which attracts many companies and students.
Something for everyone.
Wrocław is an open European city, you can find here a mixture of many cultures, influences and traditions. This is due to the history of the city, which was completely changed after World War II. During this time, 60% of the city’s buildings were destroyed, most of the local residents moved out after the borders changed, and some were resettled. People from various parts of Poland, mainly from Lviv, Vilnius and Warsaw, came to Wrocław, with completely different cultures, cuisines and customs. Later, other national minorities also came in, e.g. the Greeks after the Civil War in 1947. Or the people after the breakup of Yugoslavia. A wave of immigrants from Ukraine looking for work and better prospects for the future, and after opening the borders and joining the European Union, more nationalities flowed in. That is why Wrocław has become a city open to everyone, where everyone will find something for themselves. This is a very hospitable city that you must visit.
Tastes of Wroclaw
You can try here Lviv cuisine delicacies, eat a freshly baked donut in the old Paczkarnia, taste all varieties of dumplings in Pierogi at “Stary Młym“, eat delicious Greek gyros, or feel the atmosphere of the Polish People’s Republic by visiting “Konspira” or “Miś” bar. While in Wroclaw, you can’t deny the best toast in the city in the bar “Witek” which for decades has not changed the recipe.
You can also try seafood in the Shrimp bar, eat a rare steak at “La Casa de Musica”, try the Mexican Quesadilli in Pancho.
On the Wroclaw market there will also be delicacies for lovers of Italian or Oriental cuisine. Everyone will find something for himself.
Wroclaw by night
Being in Wroclaw it is also worth going for a walk around the market square late in the evening and see what the city’s night life looks like. People come out to the streets around you can hear the buzz of conversations and the quiet sounds of music, and around you there is a view of illuminated buildings.
During such a walk it is good to visit one of the places with Craft beer, over the past few years many have been created in Wroclaw, but the best are at street St. Antoni and Szajnochy. The best places offer up to 50 different types of beer.
A good idea is also to visit the malt island, where the moored barges change into bars and restaurants. The illuminated barges glisten against the backdrop of the Odra River and create an unforgettable view.
If you are already in the center, it is not worth going too far away, you can wait until the morning in a rent flat wroclaw, or look for cheap accommodation in a hostel.
What is nowhere else?
While in Wroclaw, it is worth seeing the most unique places for this city, they include:
- Hala stulecia, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site monument,
- An African garden with an underwater tunnel, where you can watch the life of aquatic animals from the ocean floor perspective. It is the only facility of this type in Europe. It is also worth visiting other parts of the zoo
- Salt Square one of the few places in Europe where you can buy flowers around the clock, it is worth visiting this place before a romantic dinner with the other half
- Hydropolis, in which you will know the water cycle in nature
- Four Temples District, a place where different cultures and religions meet, a place of contrasts
- Ostrów Tumski, the oldest part of the city
- Leopoldin Hall, a beautiful baroque hall at the University of Wroclaw
- As you enter Panorama Racławicka, you will feel as if you were on the battlefield
Shopping in Wroclaw
It is difficult to visit a beautiful place and not bring anything from there In Wroclaw you can find literally everything you need, maybe it also results from history? In the Middle Ages, the amber route ran through the city, one of the main trade routes in Europe.
Today, on the streets of the city, we will no longer meet merchant caravans, but we can visit as many as 18 shopping malls, go to the flea market at the former Świebodzki station or on low meadows. And every Friday on the flea market at ul. Gniezno. An interesting event is also the Fair, twice a year, before Christmas and before St. John, whose image is in the coat of arms of the city, takes place the Fair. For almost a month, there are stalls around the market with local delicacies, gadgets and hand-made products
Visiting Wroclaw is not easy to forget about it!