While the cities of Kraków and Warsaw are the biggest tourist destinations of Poland, there is another city that should be on your radar: Wrocław (pronounced vrots-wahf). Despite the fact that Wrocław is the largest city in western Poland, its unique charm, magnificent architecture and vibrant colours make it one of Poland’s prettiest destinations. So let’s talk about this beautiful city together with Khato.
ITS MARKET SQUARE IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL IN ALL OF EUROPE
The heart of Wrocław is its medieval market square (Rynek), which is one of the largest in Poland and arguably one of the most picturesque in all of Europe. Lined with colourful townhouses and restaurants, you will find it hard to put your camera away! And to be honest we did approximately 3000 photos.
Many of the buildings in Wrocław’s picturesque old town are painted with bright colours that reflect the city’s youthful and creative vibe. As one of the most colourful cities in the world, Wroclaw’s colours bring the city to life, even on the rainy days as it was in our case, but still amazing.
Hydropolis is an ultra-modern exhibition dedicated to water. This is the only such facility in Poland, and one of the few in the world. The exhibition area is more than 4 000 square meters. A total of 70 interactive installations awaits visitors in eight themed areas. It is one of the most unusual and impressive places in Wroclaw where you should definitely go.
Ostrow Tumski translates to ‘Cathedral Island’. That’s right, Wrocław has its own island dedicated to religious worship. It’s an easy walk from the Old Town and is home to the most significant Cathedral in the city.
IT’S INHABITED BY GNOMES
Wrocław’s beautiful, colourful architecture isn’t the only reason the city holds some magic. The city isn’t just inhabited by humans, you see. There is also a thriving gnome population! Over 300 gnomes are scattered throughout the city, with more appearing all the time. Gnome hunting makes for a fun, unique afternoon. They are hidden all over the city. We counted from the beginning, however we saw so much that then we just noticed and no longer counted. You can go there and see how many you can spot!
Towards the end I would say that Wroclaw is a truly amazing city that is definitely worth a visit.
See you next time…