Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), Wroclaw

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Once an island, Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) represents one of the oldest parts of the city. The earliest evidence of inhabitants dates back to the 11th century. Many of these early buildings were churches, such as the Church of St. Giles, the Wroclaw Cathedral, and the archbishop's palace. Each building boasts a long and complex history, so take time to explore them and to stroll along the Oder River. Some of the buildings allow you go to inside, such as the churches, while others can only be viewed from the outside. Put Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) into our Wroclaw road trip planning tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • One of the most beautiful cathedrals which has Poland. Destroyed by the Russian army was rebuilt in just six years and is located in one of the islands of the city
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  • We were there with our kids. The place is so beautiful and full of Dwarfs! The cathedral is very beautiful to see inside and outside. We parked our car very near in one of the numerous parking lots in...  more »
  • We enjoyed our walks to this part of Wroclaw which we did a number of times during the day or evening when crossing different parts of the city. The Free Walking Tours foundation also have a tour - Is...  more »

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The best way to visit Wroclaw in style but without breaking the bank is by planning your visit for the weekend, when many hotels within a stone's throw from the old town offer discounted prices for their finest rooms. Close to the city center you can also find many economical guesthouses, which provide access to common cooking and dining areas, and often offer bicycles for rent. The area north of the old town caters to university students; its good-value hostels are an ideal choice for budget-conscious travelers.
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