Wroc艂aw

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Market Square

I've been wanting to go to Wroc艂aw since I saw my friend Jen's pictures of her trip here nearly two years ago.  The impressive town square, old town and Cathedral Island (called Ostr贸w Tumski - the oldest part of the city) are places I really wanted to see - and the combination of beautiful architecture, waterways, bridges and green spaces is something I new I would enjoy.

I wasn't disappointed.  Wroc艂aw is really a beautiful city.  I got up early and left Warsaw around 8.30 - the drive plus a stop for gas and a stop for lunch all ended up taking about 6 hours - you can definitely do it faster if you want to, but I like to take it easy and check things out along the way. 

Once we finally reached Wroc艂aw the first thing was to find a hotel - this turned out to be easy.

I saw a number of these little elves by the entrances to buildings. Seems to be holding a key.
Maybe I'm a little overconfident about this - I often go places here in Poland without making reservations first and so far haven't had any problems... We found a Best Western hotel - it was fine, a great location right in the midst of everything that I wanted to see.

After getting the room, we headed out to see some of the sights.  The old town is really impressive here - the architecture is beautiful, the buildings are brightly painted and the whole area is fantastic.  I took a ton of pictures.  I was amused to see a really nice detail - little gnomes, here and there.  See my pictures!

After a few hours wandering, it started to rain. I bought an umbrella and after a little longer we decided to go and have dinner, which we did, in a sushi bar.  It was a good, light dinner... After so much driving and walking I was pretty tired, so I headed back to the hotel and went to sleep.

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Market Square
Market Square
I saw a number of these little elv…
I saw a number of these little el…
A shop window... thinking of Sylvi…
A shop window... thinking of Sylv…
Buildings on Market Square
Buildings on Market Square
Statue of Aleksander Fredro in the…
Statue of Aleksander Fredro in th…
Buildings on Market Square
Buildings on Market Square
The brick gothic town hall, locate…
The brick gothic town hall, locat…
Town Hall
Town Hall
Town Hall
Town Hall
Buildings on Market Square
Buildings on Market Square
Another fa莽ade of the town hall b…
Another fa莽ade of the town hall …
Town hall building
Town hall building
Town hall building
Town hall building
More buildings on Market Square
More buildings on Market Square
Town hall building
Town hall building
More painting on the back sides of…
More painting on the back sides o…
View from a bridge over the Odra.
View from a bridge over the Odra.
View of Ostr贸w Tumski - the oldes…
View of Ostr贸w Tumski - the olde…
The cathedral was 70% destroyed by…
The cathedral was 70% destroyed b…
One of dozens of bridges over the …
One of dozens of bridges over the…
University building
University building
Ostr贸w Tumski
Ostr贸w Tumski
Ostr贸w Tumski
Ostr贸w Tumski
Ostr贸w Tumski
Ostr贸w Tumski
Ostr贸w Tumski
Ostr贸w Tumski
Ostr贸w Tumski
Ostr贸w Tumski
Wroc艂aw Cathedral of St. John the…
Wroc艂aw Cathedral of St. John th…
Ostr贸w Tumski
Ostr贸w Tumski
Wroclaw Hotels & Accommodations review
Convenient location
This hotel is located in the old town section of Wroclaw close to the market square and is within easy walking distance of most all of the interesting… read entire review
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