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Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)

Ostrow Tumski, Wroclaw, Poland
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Ranked #3 of 50 Attractions in Wroclaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Religious Sites
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South Coast of England
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Just over the bridge from the main square is a lovely quiet "wander about" area - the churches are not spectacular but there is a noticeable change of atmosphere from the main town. We visited the Cathedral and took photos from the top of the tower and visited the gardens between rain and enjoyed coffee in a little cafe while... More

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Wroclaw, Poland
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17 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A quiet island with many sights. It's very nice to casually walk around taking in the sights. Be sure to see the "lock" bridge, where couples put a lock signifying their love and then throwing the key into the river.

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Fgura, Malta.
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The walk up to the island is very pleasant especially if you have nice weather like we had .Crossing the bridges is also nice because you have lovely shots of the river. We walked round the Cathedral but did not have the time to go inside, unfortunately.

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Mosta, Malta
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This island is simply beautiful! Surrounded by the Odra river, this island includes lots of churches and gardens to explore. Very beautiful and lots to do here!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It is in an island, a very beautiful place to spend your time. You can go to the top of the cathedral tower to see all the city (about 60m high). Pay attention to the images of some places after the world war.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

a lot of old historical buildings, but special religious. the 1st church in the city was around 1500 a.c.!! biological garden, vatican residence, different churches, etc a place you must visit

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Lystrup, Denmark
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The island is so beautiful, everywhere you look there are beautiful churches and cathedrals, parks and gardens, and all surrounded by the Odra river. Also the botanical gardens are right next to the cathedral, and there are absolutely beautiful! Beautiful flowers everywhere, small ponds and fountains everywhere, such an idyllic and peaceful place, this would defiantly be one of my... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our family spent 3 days in Wroclaw and Cathedral Island is the place where we returned again and again, to walk its bridges and streets and photograph it in day and night, and after the rain created puddles for capturing reflections. We bought locks and added them to the bridge, tossing the keys into the river. A lovely, romantic part... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

There is quite a bit to see here - Cathedrals with history and legend. Botanical gardens are also very picturesque if you have some time. Costs approx £3 to get in. The lamplighter comes round at dusk to carry on the historical art of lamplighting, but it isn't that impressive - no sense of history about it in the clothes... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stayed here. It was beautiful and removed from the hubbub of downtown Wroclaw. There are gorgeous gardens adjacent to the cathedral - be sure to check them out.

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