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Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)

Address: Ostrow Tumski, Wroclaw, Poland
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Ranked #3 of 46 Attractions in Wroclaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Cultural

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Warsaw, Poland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Nice place to walk around. It is a complex of nice old buildings, all owned by bishops or in general - by the Church. Located near the river (Odra). There are some small islands on Odra nearby, too.

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112 reviews 112 reviews
65 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

It was nice to see it. It made me feel like going back in time a little bit. It also seemed to be a place seized by local clergy. No shops, no restaurants, quiet and... boring...

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Chorzow, Poland
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168 reviews 168 reviews
103 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We went there after dusk, and we were surprise how atsmosferic this place is! It's like back in time to XVII century. We found only one shop (a bookshop) and one restaurant. The rest of the building is a church property. Great place!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This island is another precious from Wroclaw. Have the same feeling as in everything historic in this city, that is imaculated, that the time didnt pass by, and if you are a towers lover as me, fill up yourself with the church ones, they are magnificent, powerfull... You will have some issues trying to include yourself in a picture together... More 

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Stenhousemuir, Scotland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Was lovely to see it at night. Unfortunately missed the lamplighter. Another reason to go back. Bridge was too full to put our padlock on without piggybacking on to someone elses :-(

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Wroclaw, Poland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

CITIZEN of WROCLAW review - so yes, the Cathedral Island is a must see. It is a magical place for me, especially in the evening or even late night when all tourists are gone :-) Spend some time walking accross all small streets there, you will feel the city's climate.

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Attard, Malta
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110 reviews 110 reviews
45 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Worth walking around this old part, seeing the architecture and taking it all in. Some beautiful history here.

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Krakow, Poland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We are traveling to Wroclaw year by year since 2011. Every time we are visiting Ostrow Tumski. It's a magic place where you can feel like the time has stopped. It's a MUST while visiting Wroclaw. So if you are there do not waste your time and go visit Ostrów Tumski.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It was fun to walk around on the two islands with churches. They film a lot of movies in this area and we actually saw them working on a new Tom Hanks/Steven Spielburg movie. It was fun to watch.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Good place to slow down a bit, feed the ducks or just relax after sight seeing or a busy day at work. Can have some fun events every now and then, can get crowded on sunny days.. Overall a good ambiance!

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