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Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)

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Address: Ostrow Tumski, Wroclaw, Poland

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Nice place with plenty of old, pretty buildings, some restaurants, a guy who plays wonderfully saxophone. It looks especially great from teh other side of river! A photo from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Wroclaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Nice place with plenty of old, pretty buildings, some restaurants, a guy who plays wonderfully saxophone. It looks especially great from teh other side of river! A photo from there is a must!

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Forssa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It is unbelieveble how fine the Cathedral has rebuild. During second world war about 70 % of it was ruined. In side is lot of pictures of the Pope and the crown which he doneted to the altar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was a little oasis in the busy city. The lamp lighter was busy on his mobile phone which spoilt the image a little but it was still a good experience to see him light up the streets.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were there on Easter Saturday - churches full of people getting their baskets blessed, also saw an amazing watch over jesus in one of the churches.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We only had one day in Wroclaw and we were determined to visit Ostrow Tumski. The area exceeded our expectations and is truly a "hidden" gem in Wroclaw. The area feels very medieval and is a great place to spend a couple hours wandering around. I was able to take some amazing photos here.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had a stroll at sunset and soon after, lucky enough to spot the lamplighter, he is daily lighting up gas lamps on the island. You imagine it being really quiet and magic by its function and the atmosphere is really surreal but the light make it magic.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Cathedral island is the jewel in the crown of Wroclaw. Beautiful landscape, with some stunning churches and cathedral. Very easy to walk to from the old town, and is definitely worth a visit. As this close to the university there are lots of students visiting, but this only adds to the wonderful ambience of the place.

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Swansea, South Wales, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is an atmospheric area with the unique distinction of a lamplighter arriving every evening at dusk to light the numerous gas lamps all around the area . Access is across a bridge adorned with padlocks placed there by couples pledging their eternal love .

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Gloucs UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A very pleasant stroll in from town over one particularly attractive bridge. Discreetly hidden between the venerable buildings there are two very clean, modern, comfortable cafes

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Ostrow Tumski was delightful there was so much to see. What we liked that life continues here, the churches are used by the locals etc Not just amazing buildings devoted to tourism.

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