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. Plan to see Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Wroclaw trip itinerary planner.
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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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  • A must see .historic buildings and the impressive cathedral .we were lucky to visit and join a Catholic mass.very inspiring. The church has impressive interiors. The area ,ostrow means island is surro...  more »
  • The oldest part of Wroclaw, It is recommended to visit this part of Wroclaw at night, the lamplighte on the streets gave a peaceful romantic feeling. The island remained the seat of the Church authori...  more »
  • Good for walking, interesting place with old city atmosphere. Best time to visit in spring or summer  more »