Tips for visiting Wroclaw and its beautiful Market Square in Poland

Old town hall of Wroclaw in the Market Square

If you are going to plan a tourism trip to PolandSurely you know that Wroclaw it must be a stage essential in the same.

In my first trip to Poland, a few years ago, I just visited Krakow and its surroundings because it was framed in a route by car Czech Republic in which I included that Polish city.

But on the recent occasion I've had of travel to Poland, Wroclaw it became the first objective of a trip on which I also visited Poznan Y Warsaw.

Corner of the Wroclaw Market Square

Wroclaw it is the capital of the region of the Lower Silesia.

With about 700,000 inhabitants, it is strategically located to be included in a route through Central Europe, about 140 kilometers from the German border.

It is also relatively close to very tourist cities like Prague or the aforementioned Krakow.

Curiosities History of Wroclaw

The Wroclaw historical origins date back to the year 1000, when on the island of Ostrow Tumski an archbishopric was established.

Cathedral Island in Wroclaw in Poland

But if something is characterized by Wroclaw city It is because of the many changes he has experienced throughout his history, with different names and reigns, and for having belonged to four different countries.

In fact, today it is also known by the name of Wrocław.

Behind the WWII, Wroclaw had to be rebuilt as the city was greatly affected by the contest.

Nowadays Wroclaw It is a very popular city among Spanish university students, as it is very popular to do the university courseErasmus.

Also, as a curiosity I will tell you that in relation to the tourists it receives from different countries, after the Germans, the Spanish are the ones who visit Wroclaw the most.

In the face of your trip, the information on available hotels in Wroclaw What does it offer

Wroclaw Market Square in Poland

What to see and do in Wroclaw in one or two days

Wroclaw It is a very manageable city that you will easily visit on foot.

Wroclaw Market Square

I anticipate that the main axis of your visit is going to be its enormous marketplace, which becomes the geographical heart of the city.

By its dimensions, it is about the second largest square in Poland, surpassed only by Krakow.

Wroclaw Market Square in Poland

Originally from the 13th century, surrounded by buildings with striking painted facades, without doubt the building that will attract your attention is its beautiful gothic town hall, which was finished in the fifteenth century.

Next to the square you can also see the church of Santa Isabel, originally from the 12th century but whose Gothic decoration is from the 14th century.

Wroclaw Cathedral Island

Near this square, walking northeast, you will reach Ostrow Tumski, also known as the Cathedral Island

It is precisely on this island where the city originates and where you can now visit the Wroclaw Cathedral.

Wroclaw Cathedral in Poland

Built in 1244, with its two towering towers, it was the first building in Poland built with bricks.

In addition to the cathedral, you can see another curious church from 1295 inside which there are two floors, of which until 1997 one was dedicated to the Orthodox rite and the other to the Catholic.

At present it is an exclusively Catholic church of worship, and one of the few samples of churches with this curious configuration that you can find in Europe.

On your walk through the city and the banks of the Odra river You can also see several buildings that reflect the character of a university city that has Wroclaw.

Raclawice Panorama

Also, another curious corner to visit the city center is the Raclawice Panorama, a great panoramic painting 360 degree shown in a museum created specifically for it.

Panorama of the Battle of Raclawice in Wroclaw in Poland

This spectacular painting was made to celebrate the centenary of the Battle of Raclawice, occurred in 1794 after the revolt of the Polish population after the Russian occupiers.

Centennial Hall in Wroclaw

If you have time in your visit, you have the opportunity to know the building that has put Wroclaw in the list of placesWorld Heritage of the Unesco.

Its about Centennial Hall, Centennial Hall, which is located in a neighborhood somewhat away from the center that you can reach with tram lines 2 and 10, or bus 145.

He Centennial Hall, also known as Hala Stulecia, is an imposing exhibition hall that was built in 1913 to celebrate the centenary of the defeat of Napoleon.

Formed by a huge reinforced concrete dome 69 meters in diameter and 42 meters high, when it was built it was the largest building in the world with these characteristics.

Centennial Hall in Wroclaw in Poland

The dome, made of iron and glass, is 23 meters high, and events with a capacity of up to 6,000 people are organized on the premises.

In front of Centennial Hall there are gardens with fountains in which every hour a multimedia show of light and sound

Japanese garden

You can complete your visit by approaching the beautiful Japanese garden what's next to Centennial Hall, which was built as a complementary attraction of the congress venue.

Japanese Garden next to the Centennial Hall in Wroclaw in Poland

It shows up to 200 different varieties of trees and plants from Japan and Korea.

In July 1997 it suffered a great flood, so the garden largely had to be replanted and reopened for the public's visit the following year.

In sum, Wroclaw It is a beautiful city whose main attractions you can visit in a day.

Enjoy it!!

Corner of the Wroclaw Market Square

How to get to Wroclaw

For get to Wroclaw by plane, from Madrid during the summer season you have direct flights with Ryanair .

At other times of the year, flights with a stopover in Warsaw or German cities such as Munich or Frankfurt, so you will need about five and a half hours of travel.

You also have the option of fly to Warsaw and then travel from the Polish capital in a fast train which will take you to Wroclaw in three and a half hours.

Video: 10 Things to do in Wrocław, Poland Travel Guide (January 2020).