Top 5 interesting tourist attractions in Wroclaw

Japanese Garden in Wroclaw

Japanese Garden in Wroclaw ©Klearchos Kapoutsis/Flick

Wrocław is the historical capital of Silezia and the fourth largest in terms of population and one of the oldest Polish cities.

It is not accidentally considered one of the most beautiful cities in Poland. It is situated on both sides of the Oder and the backwaters of the river cross the whole town.

Today six hundred thousand people live in this historical city.

We already presented the most beautiful architectural attractions of the city, today we will focus on the top 5 interesting tourist attractions in Wroclaw.


The Racławice Panorama Painting

The Racławice Panorama Painting in Wroclaw is an remarkable tourist attraction. It is the huge masterpierce of Jan Styk and Wojciech Kossak made in 1894. It is 114 meters long and 15 meters wide. Watching the painting we feel part of the Battle led by Tadeusz Kosciuszko.

Raclawice panorama painting in Wroclaw

Raclawice panorama painting in Wroclaw ©solarisgirl/Flick

Honoring the animals for slaughter

On Stare Jatki Street, which was the place of the butchers, is an interesting tourist attraction: a memorial in the honor of animals for slaughter. Near the bronze animals is a stone drainage channel and a table with the following inscription: “In honor of animals for slaughter – the customers.”

The dwarfs took Wroclaw

Wroclaw is the city of dwarfs. You will find more than one hundred of these tiny statues everywhere in the city. You will find many tourists making pictures with them. The whole trend started with a dwarf statue on the Świdnicka Street that was a memorial of the Orange Alternative movement in the 1980s. Then a dwarf museum was opened and the dwarf statues quickly started to populate the city. You can have fun trying to find all of them, and if you want a little help, you can always get a dwarf map.

Sleepy dwarf in Wroclaw

Sleepy dwarf in Wroclaw ©Klearchos Kapoutsis/Flick

The oldest Polish zoo

In Wroclaw is the oldest zoo in Poland. Being one of the top 5 interesting tourist attractions in Wroclaw, the zoo was founded in 1865 and today offers a safe home to 4,000 animals. The zoo is linked to a historic building that gives the place a special character and atmosphere.

The beautiful Japanese garden

The Japanese Garden in Wroclaw is an oasis of tranquility. The garden architecture creates a unique atmosphere with bowers, tiny bridges, ponds and Japanese plants. It is a bit unrealistic, fabulous location in the heart of a big city.

Japanese Garden in Wroclaw

Japanese Garden in Wroclaw ©Klearchos Kapoutsis/Flick

In the evening, after a day of walking, the most pleasant activity is sitting in a cafe on the Solny square relaxing under the moon in the surrounding of flower shops filled with fresh flowers.

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