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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  • Being in Wroclaw, you will definitely need to visit the Cathedral Island, this is the place from where you can fall in love full of history with beautiful views of the surrounding ostrów Oder river. The most beautiful monument on Ostrów Tumski is definitely Wrocław Cathedral
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  • The Cathedral island is on foot from the city centre or The University to achieve. Across the sand island, reaching over two bridges on the island of DOM with their churches, the Cathedral and the Botanical Garden. Very nice for a walk and a visit to the building at any time of the year.
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  • Be sure to go up the church tower (about 40 steps and then you can use the lift) for a spectacular view of Wroclaw.  more »
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  • Beautiful place!
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  • I visited the Cathedral island for the first time. Feel amazing. A magical place. Beautiful, especially at night. I highly recommend
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  • Glamourous, worthy of seeing. Astonishing Cathedral. The perfect place for walking
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  • The Cathedral Island is the oldest block of Wroclaw, also known as the Basilica Island, where the Episcopal Church is built. The best way to visit this place is through the Tumski bridge to see the entire cathedral Island. There is also a glimpse of the Holy Cross University built in 14th century. Wroclaw Cathedral has had several fires, but still boasts stunning buildings and the largest church organ in Poland. Climbing to the top of the church also allows you to enjoy the river. The island at night is very beautiful, in the Wroclaw words must not miss.
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