Wroclaw is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the country of Poland. After being named European Best Destination Winner 2018 AND European City of Culture 2016, the city is becoming an extremely popular tourist destination - one of Poland's most visited cities in fact I've listed 4 great places to visit during your stay.
Rynek, also known as Market Square, is referred to as the 'Heart of Wroclaw'. Located here is the gothic Old Town Hall, which has now been converted into the Museum of the Bourgeois Art. This is possibly the most visited and populated areas in the city for tourists with tons of restaurants, cafes, hotels and shops. The surroundings here are just beautiful with pretty, colorful, individually painted town houses that align the square preserved from before World War II.
Szczytnicki Park, the largest park in the city with it's main attraction being the Japanese Gardens (Ogród Japoński), that have resided here since 1913. With a reasonable entrance fee of approx. 8 euro, they gardens are absolutely breath-taking. Szczytnicki Park is located about 20 minutes away from Wroclaw city-centre but can be accessed by taking the tram, or a taxi if you'd prefer. I spent at least an hour or two here, it's a great place to visit on a summer's day.
Also located in Szczytnicki Park, is the Centennial Hall (Hala Stulecia). This is one of Poland's proudest architectural achievements of the 20th Century. Adjacent to the hall is the Wrocław Multimedia Fountain, one of the biggest fountains in Europe, featuring 'a water installation synchronised with 800 lights' to create photos and animations projected on water. The shows run every hour, mostly at night and are so amazing to see, there's also food and pop-up bars in the area to grab a drink before the show.
After a walk alongside the River Odra which flows through the city, you will reach the Tumski Bridge, a bridge which connects the two parts of the city (the part governed by the church and the part governed by civil authority). Over the past few years, the bridge has become a staple of the city with tons of romancing tourists visiting to put padlocks on the bridge and throw the keys into the Odra as a sign of their love. It's a very heartwarming place to visit, especially if you are travelling as a couple.
Drawing on Mostar's landscape as a backdrop, Sheva's War(s) Tour will provide the background of the violent break-up of Yugoslavia and explanation of the conflicts which occurred in Mostar between 1992-1994. Your guide will share his personal experience of growing up in the last decades of Yugoslavia and coming of age during the wars in Mostar.