Presentation of the destination
WrocÅaw, formerly known in France as Vratislavia, is the fourth largest city in Poland with a population of 1,120,000 and the fifth largest in terms of area (293 km2). It is located to the north of the South, south of WzgÃ³rza Trzebnickie (the "Mountain of Cats"), and is crossed by the river Oder and its four tributaries: Bystrzyca, Oawaawa, ÅšlÄ ™ za and Widawa. Crossing canals, it counts 12 islands and more than 120 bridges, which give it the nicknames of "Polish Venice" and Venice of the North. WrocÅ,aw was named as the European Capital of Culture 2016. Founded in the 10th century, WrocÅaw has a particularly rich heritage and is dotted with remarkable places and buildings, including many churches, and the Polish headquarters of many international companies are located there.
Points of interests / things to see
Designed according to a symmetrical quadrilobe structure, the Centennial Hall is located in the heart of the city's Exhibition Center, and can accommodate up to 7,000 people. It is a room where mainly sports meetings and concerts are held, as well as symposia, theater pieces or opera houses. Built between 1911 and 1913 according to the plans of the German architect Max Berg, it celebrates the centenary of the victory of the coalition troops gathering Russia, Austria, Prussia and Sweden, on the armies of Naopelon in 1813 during the Battle of Leipzig. Classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2006, the hall, with its 23-meter steel and glass-walled dome, is a testament to architectural architecture. your army, and at the time, a precursor of architecture and modern engineering. Become today an architectural reference, we can read on the building the exchange of influences of the beginning of the XXth century which is reflected in its conception. The Centennial Hall in Wrocawaw is located at Wystawowa 1 and is open from 9am to 5pm all week.
The cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, also called Katedra Jana Chrzciciela, of Catholic obedience, was erected between 1244 and 1341. It possesses as peculiarity to be the first brick construction in Poland - which did not stop the builders from erecting two arrows that go up to 98 meters in height. This religious building is also the oldest church in the city. Partially destroyed in 1945, the efforts of the clergy united with those of the architects restored to it its majesty past. It is home to the tomb of Prince-Cardinal George von Kopp, an eloquent mother and defender of science, and having brought the use of Polish in sermons, then profesed in Latin, which was buried there in 1914. The interior of the cathedral is of Gothic style, and one can admire a triptych above the altar painted in Lublin in 1522. The cathedral is located at Katedralny 18, on the right bank of the main course of the Oder, in the old quarter. If you are looking for calm and serenity, you will find them by visiting not only the cathedral, but also the island on which it is located, where the traffic of cars is impossible.
Panorama RacÅawice is in a rotunda in the center of which are placed the spectators. This work is one of the oldest of its type to be preserved, and the oldest in Poland. The panorama is a pictorial fresco of 114 meters long and 15 meters high, in the battle of RacÅ,awice, which took place in 1794 during the Kościuszko uprising, opposing the Polish insurgency to the army. Russian. These 1700 square meters of painting were painted under the impetus of the painter Jan Styka, joined in this project by Wojciech Kossak who accepted his invitation and 7 other Polish painters. Realized between August 1893 and May 1894, this fresco was presented to Leopold on June 5, 1894, during the World Exhibition of Galicia. She was transported to Wrocawaw after the Second World War. The RacÅ'awice panorama tour is a special experience: the visitor has a sense of immersion in the light and artificial terrain, reinforcing the perspective of the work and its different angles of view. RacÅ,awice's panorama can be found at Jana Ewangelisty Purkyniego 11.
The city hall of Wrocawaw is one of those must-see places that you must visit if you go through this city. The Ratuzk stands in the middle of the Rynek (Grand Place) and is one of the largest city hotels in Europe, and the jewels of Silesian architecture. Formerly, the city hall was the headquarters of the city administration and its basement a beer cellar. The singular architecture of the building has been reworked many times, giving it this particular aspect today, forming a patchwork of different styles and periods : late Gothic pre-dominates nevertheless. In the midst of this mosaic of styles stands an astornomic clock designed in 1580, now styled according to the city logo. Today, the h? Such a city is home to the city museum and its collections, and exhibits are held regularly there. The Bourgeois Room on the ground floor and the Boardroom upstairs are unmissable during the visit. The entrance costs 7 pln and the museum opens from 10h to 17h from Wednesday to Saturday and until 18h on Sunday.
In the purest Baroque style, the monuments hosting the University of Wrocław, established in 1702 by Leopold I, were founded by the Jesuits in 1670. It was studied there. At the time philosophy and theology. The Prussian authorities assumed the leadership from 1811, and was then the first German faculty to unite Catholic theology and Protestant theology under the same roof. Today you can still see concerts on the ground floor of the building, in the Oratorium Marianum, and admire an exhibition retracing the history of the College of the Jesuits and the University in the Longchamps room. The portraits of the founding fathers of the university are displayed in the Leopoldine room, decorated with cherubs and 18th century gilding. Today, the university is particularly centered around sciences (chemistry, mathematics, biology, biotechnologies ...), but it also studies letters, history or law. It hosts to date more than 30,000 students, The University of Wrocław is Pl. Uniwersytecki 1, and the entry costs 10 pln. It can be reached from Monday to Tuesday and Thursday to Friday from 10am to 3:30 pm.
The train to Paradise is the unusual work of the artist Andrzej Jarodzki, who has the idea playing with the miniature locomotive of his son, and was inaugurated in October 2010. Composed of a locomotive German BR 52 65 years, 30 meters long and heavy 80 tons, it is the largest monument of WrocÅ,aw. These locomotives were used intensively by the Third Reich, and then by the countries which obtained several copies as war damages. You can easily reach the monument by car in the direction of Lesnica: it is on the Strzegomski Square.
The old town of WrocÅ,aw offers the opportunity to feel a little bit of the historic atmosphere and the weight of the past of this city. Strolling through its narrow streets, you will come across many restaurants and bars offering traditional dishes, but also exotic cuisine. The Old Town is still a lively and lively neighborhood, and you may encounter a stroll, an outdoor show, or an exhibition at random. It is particularly in this district that the town hall is lit up; and it is in this district, built on several islands, that you will understand why one calls Wrocław the Polish Venice.
One of the unusual features of the city of WrocÅ,aw is the presence in its walls of a multitude of small bronze figurines depicting dwarves. This invasion began in 2001 with the commemoration of the Orange Alternative anarchist movement, whose symbol was a dwarf, for which a bronze dwarf was officially installed at the place where the group used to meet, in Åšwidnicka street. This tradition has been pursued by the city authorities, and smaller figurines have spread throughout the various districts of Wrocawaw.
The Wrocław Botanical Garden is home to 4000 animals and 876 different species, making it the first zoo in Poland. Opened on July 10, 1865, it is also one of the oldest zoos in Europe. While some parts, like the aquarium, are recent, the zoo has preserved some buildings of the same age, like the terrarium at the typical 19th-century architecture. key. Spread over an area of 30 hectares, the zoo is open from 9 am to 4 pm all week and is located at Zygmunta Wróblewskiego 1-5., Easily accessible and not far from the city center.
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How to get there ?
Getting to WrocÅaw By plane WrocÅaw-Strachowice's Nicolaus Copernicus Airport is the fifth largest airport in Poland, with more than 1.5 million travelers passing through each year. There are direct flights to WrocÅ,aw from Paris and can be found for less than 100 euros, on companies like Ryanair, Wizzair and Lufthansa. By train WrocÅ , Aw is accessible by train from the major Polish cities (Warsaw, Krakow, Szczecin and GdaÅ "sk) and also from Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Kiev and Vienna which all serve its central station. By bus WrocÅ,aw also has a ticket office located behind the railway station, starting point for buses to the cities in the region, from Poland and even from Europe. By car WrocÅaw is accessible from two highways, the A4 and the A8. To place in Wrocawaw By bus There are 50 bus lines in Wrocawaw, as well as 5 express lines, 20 suburban lines and 13 night lines. The price of bus tickets is the same as for trams and stands at 3 pln. By tram The tram network of WrocÅ,aw s Extends over 84 kilometers spread over 23 lines serving 382 stations.
Wrocław city hall
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