Wroclaw attractions and sights


Japanese garden in Wroclaw

Wroclaw isn’t a city with a lot of monuments and historical objects but certainly a few objects are here worth watching. Many tourist attractions cause that every year tourists are arriving what is providing that the city still is developing. There is one magic place in Wroclaw which is pulling to oneself crowds of enthusiasts of the exotic flora Japanese unique Garden. It is something unique and original in everyone of this word for meaning. The garden became the stomping ground of walks of inhabitants of Wroclaw but also tourists. Rich in a lot of oriental symbols and consequently the climate of this garden also causes that we can feel at least for moments like in Japan. A harmony and peace are overflowing him kind of a balsam for the body and the soul. He lets forget about the tumult of streets, the noise and screams. On the area of the Japanese garden a flora coming from Asia as well as from Japan.

Japanese garden

Japanese garden

The garden was designed by a great champion of the Japanese horticulture. On account of having the very numerous exotic flora and for remarkably very beautiful and impressive architecture to the garden mass of tourists is taking down from entire world.  Mentioning the flora one should recall that here a rhododendron is, funkja, kokoryczka multiflora and also Japanese anemone.

The Japanese garden is on the area of the Park of Szczytnicki, he is occupying big area and everything has one’s original Japanese name. In the garden we can see cascades, the bridge, summerhouses, side gates doing not a doubtful huge impression on tourists, the garden of water plants or the stone beach. Steel fence resembling the bamboo of course held fence in Japanese style is also surprising. The Japanese garden undoubtedly belongs to the most attractive places not only in Wroclaw but also in entire Poland. Everyone who will be here won’t go so quickly from that place because a trip around this garden is as the trip to the rising Country Suns. Going on so oriental place it is absolutely necessary to take with oneself camera in order to immortalize these fine views.

Main market in Wroclaw

Every city is focusing the most tourists or inhabitants on markets or small squares. In Wroclaw a Main Market is a place where cultures or faith are mixing with themselves, this is place of meetings of inhabitants and tourists from entire world.  It won’t be possible to pass this place being with the visit in Wroclaw. There is place both for inhabitants of Wroclaw and for tourists assuring numerous attractions both tourist and cultural. Here typically an international atmosphere is prevailing what is makeing that the place is untypical straight out magic.

Main Market

Being on the Main Market certainly we will notice numerous objects or monuments integrated into Wroclaw tenements as well as we will have a nice time seating ourselves at nearby cafés or the restaurant. Undoubtedly a new and at the same time famous glass fountain is one of centre-pieces of the Main Market. The fountain is waking a lot of contradiction up to this day but at the moment it is undoubted with attraction of this city. The fountain is built from glass vertical plates which are being poured with planes of water and highlighted from the ground floor. The unprecedented impression is doing with evening and at night. Is being named by inhabitants “Spring”. Fountain is undoubted a symbol of Wroclaw. Different a view of horse droshkies is an equally pleasant attraction which can meet the tourist touring this city on the market.

The National Museum in Wroclaw

The National Museum in Wroclaw

This museum belongs to ones of the most important Polish museums. In his collection he has rich collections of the unique as well as medieval art as well as what perhaps sounds not very originally most interesting in the country of the Polish modern art. History of the coming into existence of this Museum National can also be a curiosity for tourists, since at first i.e. in 1946 was established as the National Museum, next in 1950 got the name Museums Silesian, and in 1970 was raised to the rank of the National Museum. For enthusiasts of museum treasure the trip around such a magnificent museum will be great experience certainly. Sets which this Wroclaw museum has are over 200 thousands objects, work of the Polish as well as European painting, sculptures, ceramics or glass. In rooms devoted to the art of the baroque it is possible to watch the part biggest in Poland of the art collection of the Michael Willmann called “Silesian Rembrandt”.

Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Being on the visit in Wroclaw certainly we won’t omit the unique icon of this city i.e. the Cathedral of St John the Baptist. The basilica about Gothic architecture is 91m of the height and 68 m long and at the moment is the highest Wroclaw building. Cathedral was built in 1000, however is already present fourth raised to this place. However he isn’t yielding to doubts how handing cards to history is only in Poland of Gothic buildings. Three naves are characteristic of this basilica, two side lower than main and 9 chapels surrounding it are giving this cathedral the originality. Towers have 55m and they are finished with helmets. With curiosity for tourists also of the ones foreign there is a possibility of using the lift being situated at a north tower in order to admire the beautiful, untypical panorama of Wroclaw what certainly will make not a small impression on watching. This very beautiful basilica of St John the Baptist visible from every nook of Wroclaw is hiding very gems inside for enthusiasts of the sacred culture and not only. On visitors an altar, a Chapel of rising from the dead, a gravestone of Wroclaw Wladyslaw’s bishop, the Chapel of St John the Baptist, numerous low relieves and organs will do the great impression.

The Panorama of Raclawice

The Panorama of Raclawice

The Panorama of Raclawice in Wroclaw it is one of few places in world where to admire it is possible relic of the 19th-century mass culture. Large painting (15x114m), thanks to uniting special painting treatments (special perspective) and technical (the illumination, the artificial area, the darkened, winding approach), “is moving” of spectator into different reality and the different time. The Panorama of Raclawice it is first and only kept to today Polish work of that kind.

A well-known Lvov painter Jan Styka (1858-1925) was an originator of the Panorama, who invited Wojciech’s outstanding battle scene painter Wojciech Kossak (1857-1942) for the cooperation. Helped them: Ludwik Boller, Tadeusz Popiel, Zygmunt Rozwadowski, Teodor Axentowicz, Włodzimierz Tetmajer, Wincenty Wodzinowski and Michal Sozanski.

Opera in Wroclaw

Karl Ferdinand Langhans in 1837-1841 carried out the building of the ancient urban theatre. After the first fire Karl Ludecke rebuilt it in 1866-1869, whereas after the next fire Karl Schmidt in 1871-1872. The extension from the side of the Wolnosc square was made in years 1954-1956 according to the project of Andrzej Frydecki. The building in the present shape very much is running away from the Langhans realization. Originally it was a quite monotonous four-sided lump about thick window axes. From the east and the west they covered the flat superstructure flat imitating the classical style tympana (pediments). The conservation of the building was carried out in 1956-1957.

Opera in Wroclaw

Folk hall

Folk hall

Folk hall

Called also Hall of Centuries, was built in the Szczytnicki Park in Wroclaw in 1911-1913. In 2006, together with the architectural team enveloping the Pavilion of four Domes, the Pergola and the Spire was entered on the list of the world legacy UNESCO. Constitutes the example of the oldest, and at the same time the biggest recreational – spectacular building in Poland. Built 92 years ago has excellent acoustics and conditions for many types of events and shows. A little data: floor surface of ground floor 14 000 m2, the surface of spectacular room 3 200 m2, the volume of object 180 000 m3, – the volume of the room of spectacular 126 000 m3, the maximum amount of places on the auditorium of 7 200 spectators, the height of the object of 42 m, the maximum range of the inner life of 95 m, the diameter of the dome of 65 m, the height of the main lighting level  20 m, the central acoustic chandelier, are doing the really impressing impression.

Fountain in Wroclaw

Fountain in Wroclaw

Fountain in Wroclaw

Ceremonial starting the fountain took place in 4 June 2009, at the 22.00 hour, in 20th anniversary of the first free elections in post-war Poland. The fountain offers the multimedia show working on a lot of senses. Water is being shot to the height of 40 metres. On the water wall about the surface over 700 m2 it is possible to watch artistic animated films enriched with sounds of water and the music. The Wroclaw fountain is one of a few of such projects on world. In the trencher of the fountain about the surface almost 300 aqueous nozzles of different kind were put in the 1 ha (geysers, nozzles lather, dynamic, hazy, spot, palm, aqueous) and 3 fire nozzles. Images thrown by the projector to the water wall will make rich the show of water and the fire, as well as lights of lasers and sounds of the music. Lightening the fountain up close 800 big and small lighting points put in the trencher. A winter function of the fountain is an additional attraction, which period they can turn into the skating rink about the surface 4700 m2.

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