7. Wroclaw: 3-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour
Join an expert local guide on a 3-hour walking tour that takes you around Wroclaw's old town and the historic Ostrow Tumskithe Island, the city's oldest area. Learn the fascinating history of Wroclaw and get an insider's look at the vibrant culture of this beautiful city. Travel back in time to the beginnings of this fascinating city as you enter Cathedral Island (Ostrow Tumski), an island that is the oldest part of Wroclaw. Experience a spiritual place with silent streets, unique 19th-century gas lamps, and monuments from the Middle Ages. See remains of the first castle of the Duke of Piast's dynasty, the Holy Cross Church, and the Dumplings Gate. Admire extraordinary examples of Gothic art at St. John the Baptist's Cathedral, focusing on the religious life of citizens. Cross the River Odra by the Tumski Bridge, also known as Lover's Bridge, and step into the current city center, which is located on the left bank of the river. From here, walk through the Market Hall and the Ossolinski National Institute with its small, picturesque garden. Stroll through the narrow streets of the Old City and arrive at Wroclaw University, a monumental complex of baroque edifices. Enter the "Old Shambles" medieval meat market and witness how it has transformed today into a corner belonging to local artists with their colorful art galleries and shops with handmade souvenirs. As you follow your guide, take notice of the unique architectural styles of numerous houses of famous citizens who once lived here and were places where distinguished guests were hosted. Stop at the original Town Hall, which is an example of the Gothic style and contains the Museum of Bourgeois Art. Learn about the history of the impressive St. Elizabeth Church. This religious site has been the parish temple since the Middle Ages for the richest inhabitants. Next, visit the market square is one of the biggest city markets in Europe and one of the main tourist destinations in Poland today that contains dozens of traditional restaurants, pubs, and cafes.