The capital of Lower Silesia, and the former capital of the Duchy of Wroclaw, the modern city of Wroclaw has a lot to offer. Placed among the top 100 cities in the world for quality of life according to Mercer, Wroclaw surprises visitors with colorful architecture, world-class art and unforgettable cuisine.
One of the first things worth doing in Wroclaw is going for a walk through the beautiful streets of the Old Town and the area of Ostrów Tumski, the oldest part of the city. Ostrów Tumski features many fascinating buildings, including the kluskowa gate, the Archbishop's Palace, the 13th-century Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and the Church of St. Bartholomew (Św. Bartłomiej).
There is also the Archdiocesan Museum, which for more than one hundred years has been collecting sacred art pieces and monuments, long since withdrawn from cult use.
The collection of the National Museum of Wrocław includes paintings as well as sculptures, with particular emphasis on the art of the Silesian part of Poland. Amongst works by international painters from outside of Poland we can see pieces by Marcello Bacciarelli, Wassily Kandinsky, or Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun. There is also a large collection of Polish art in the Wrocław National Museum, among the most famous artists being Stanisław Wyspiański, Aleksander Gierymski or Tadeusz Kantor.
Another idea for spending free time in Wrocław is a walk along the famous Path of the Dwarfs (Krasnale), which leads to the Dwarf Fountain. Each of the dwarfs along the path has its own name. Wierzbnik is sitting in the middle, and Thirsty is taking the flowing water. Not far from these two, Parasolnik shields the frog in the crown, and next to it is the Dwarf Killing the Ships. The fountain also includes a dwarf feeding the pigeons called – the Feeder.
Wrocław is also a city of fine cuisine and memorable cafes. The first one that comes to mind is frequently Cafe Literatka (the literary café), which is located in the heart of the Old Town. The artistic elegance of Literatka draws attention and makes you fall in love with it at first sight.
Another unforgettable experience is visiting the Art Cafe Kalambur. In addition to a wide selection of drinks, you can also have a meal there or just enjoy a cup of coffee. All in an atmosphere of artistic secession.
Located close to the Old Town - Jadka restaurant is one of the best culinary experiences in Wroclaw. Polish wines and a rich variety of delicious dishes! Highly recommended.
If you are spending some time in the beautiful city of Lower Silesia don’t forget to visit Campo Modern Grill - thanks to the outstanding interior - Campo was awarded the most beautiful restaurant in the world.
And… Last but not least, Wroclaw’s Sky Tower is a must. The view will impress you in the night as well as during the daytime.
Author: PolaPola Otsn