Atmospheric and entirely unique, Wroclaw is a static and sparkling city that instantly seduces its visitors. Cultural attributes and appealing architecture are abundant in this charismatic place, where character and conviviality intertwine. As well as being an aesthetic delight, Wroclaw is also a thriving commercial and educational centre whose museum and shopping scene is unrivalled in the country. Wander the extravagant ecclesiastical district to discover Gothic grandeur without frontiers; immerse yourself in the rambunctious nightlife with a visit to a cosmopolitan cocktail bar; or discover ultimate serenity during a picturesque picnic in a gorgeous riverside park.
One of Wroclaw's most legendary landmarks its grand and imperial Town Hall, a striking structure whose construction took almost two centuries to complete. Began in the 14th century, the extravagant edifice boasts delicate carvings, Gothic features and a flamboyant façade that gives an air of ecclesiastical extravagance. Within, the city's celebrated museum of art resides with its artisitc array of aesthetic delights.
The undisputed jewel in Wroclaw's cultural crown is the Panorama of Raclawice, a striking and panoramic painting that depicts the Battle for Polish Independence. The canvas measures a colossal 15m by 114m, and to absorb every elaborate detail would take days. Guided tours shed insightful light on each of the painting's elements, providing astutue cultural and histroical context.
Wroclaw's dining scene is as diverse and dazzling as its architecture; a cavernous and charismatic restaurant whose fabulous feasts have earned it international repute is Karczma Lwowska, a talismanic tavern whose décor is almost as rich and remarkable as the food. Traditionally brewed beer is fermented on the premises, so ensure you enjoy a refreshing glass while sampling signature specialities. (Rynek 4, Wrocław, Poland)