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Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)

Address: Ostrow Tumski, Wroclaw, Poland
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Ranked #3 of 55 Attractions in Wroclaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks

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Smederevo, Serbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

As soon as you enter the island through a bridge you automatically become the part of old and well preserved architectural complex. Beautiful buildings, cobble streets and a magnificently high cathedral make this place a perfect for an afternoon light stroll. It's deffinitely worth visiting if you're in Wroclaw.

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Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It is a free attraction, nice to go visit. Gorgeous architecture inside, lots of detail and intricate work done.

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Warsaw, Poland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

An island with buildings ranging years back in time. Mostly clerical ones. It is nice to stroll by, have a look here and there. It's peaceful for sure, and quiet. So if you are looking for a place to go for a walk - this is the one!

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

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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Silesia Province, Poland
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187 reviews 187 reviews
116 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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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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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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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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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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