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Ostrów Tumski

Ostrów Tumski

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site
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Plac Katedralny 18, 50-329 Wrocław
https://visitwroclaw.eu/en/place/ostrow-tumski
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Ostrów Tumski is the oldest part of the city of Wrocław, filled with historic buildings and cozy cafes.

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Local from Wroclaw, Poland

Must see in Wroclaw. Do not miss out on: going up the cathedral to get a good view of the city, check out the pictures of the area during/right after the war scattered in the cathedral’s street, hang out at the islands/along the river when the weather is nice. Best pic spot: stairs by the river opposite to ostrow tumski

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Brighton and Hove, UK

Also known as 'Cathedral Island', Ostrow Tumski is the oldest part of Wroclaw. An island until the Odra River deviated its route, it is one of the most scenic parts of the city and a pretty area to take a stroll. The most dominant feature is Wroclaw Cathedral, which is located adjacent to the botanical gardens. I enjoyed exploring the narrow historical streets which are home to several churches, cute independent shops and cozy restaurants. If you happen to be there in the early evening, don't be surprised if you catch sight of a character in a top hat lighting the gas lamps - a vision which takes you back to times of old.

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Nottingham, UK

You'll more likely know this by its English name, 'Cathedral Island, and any visit to Wroclaw is incomplete without stopping by here. It is home to some really impressive architecture, and it's a truly unique place with an interesting history. When I was here it was really empty and peaceful, which made for some great photography opportunities. It's great to take a quiet stroll around here, and across the many interconnecting bridges, and see a different part of the city of Wroclaw.

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Rome, Italy

So cute and exciting to wander around this oldest part of Wroclaw! Stop in a cafe and just absorb some of the charming atmosphere.!

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Ostrów Tumski is the oldest part of Wroclaw. Archaeological excavations have shown that the western part of Ostrów Tumski was the first to be inhabited. In the 14th century Ostrów Tumski was sold to the church authorities.

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Centennial, Colorado, USA
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Otherwise known as Cathedral Island, this is the oldest part of Wroclaw and where you can find the majority of it's oldest buildings such as the Cathedral of St John the Baptist. It's full of beautiful architecture and is a must for anyone visiting.

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Belgrade, Serbia

Ostrow Tumski is one of the oldest parts of the city. It used to be an island in the past. Stroll through its narrow streets and explore this picturesque part of the city. It's also home to a beautiful botanical garden. There are many cafes and restaurants in the area.

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Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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