Whether for business, tourism, shopping or a splendid meal, the Market Square is a vibrant center of city life that offers something for everyone. Set among charming, colorful buildings, the historic center of the city is a must see in Wrocław. During the day the Market Square is crowded with tourists and office workers, but at night it becomes the most vibrant entertainment hotspot in the city. Full of colorful restaurants, clubs and cafes the Market Square barely goes to sleep at all.
The oldest part of Wrocław, Cathedral Island is surrounded by the waters of the Odra River. A former stronghold, Ostrów Tumski, is full of history and inspiring architectural monuments. It’s gothic buildings overlook the city giving a sense of its rich history. The Island is the oldest part of the city, surrounded by Odra River it has been the foundation of the contemporary city.
The Centennial Hall Complex is a unique state-of-the-art facility which hosts various events and meetings. In 2006 the Centennial Hall has been enlisted at the UNESCO World’s Heritage List. Constructed in only two years, from 1911 – 1913, it has been the world’s biggest concrete structure at that time. Nowadays the Centennial Hall is a perfect place both for meetings and leisure. With the Wrocław Congress Center creates a perfect combination of facilities to organize a vast range of events. Surrounded by the Szczytnicki Park with its Japanese Garden, the venue presents a perfect collocation of the present and the past.
Hydropolis, centre of knowledge about water, was opened in December 2015. It is the only object like this in Poland and one of the few in the world. Hydropolis, centre of knowledge about water, was opened in December 2015. The new attraction of Wrocław is located in the old building in ul. Na Grobli. It is an old clean water tank, built in 1893. The attraction is for everyone, regardless of age. Modern multimedia ideas were applied during the construction. The whole exhibition has over 4 thousand square metres. In the room “The planet of water” we can learn about different theories of the origins of water in the Universe. The next rooms present a bit closer but equally interesting areas. One can get inside a bathyscaphe “Trieste”, in which two daredevils dived into the Mariana Trench in 1960. Right next to it, we can observe the creatures living in the oceans and seas, from several-metre long sharks to microbes. Every room has multimedia tablets with interesting details about ground-breaking discoveries of the underwater world, the nature of water and its use in the human life. We can also see the theme of water in religion and art. The interactive table with maps of Wrocław, for example during the Millennium Flood or the map of the city waterpipes, attracts both older and younger visitors.
The Zoo in Wrocław was created in 1865 and had a dozen hectares of surface. Today on 33 ha live 10,000 animals. ZOO in Wrocław is the oldest and the richest in fauna in Poland. It is possible to see the animals from every continent and environments, for example in Madagascar, Sahara or Europe Pavillons. The biggest attraction is Afrykarium -an oceanarium unique on a global scale, presenting only species inhabiting the Africa - from the beach of the Red Sea to the Congo jungle. There are many fascinating species such as rare fishes, hippos, rays, sharks, penguins and crocodiles, as well as phenomenal manatees.
The new Municipal Stadium, built especially for the UEFA EURO 2012™ Championships, is a modern business and sports center which offers much more than only sport games. Built in a new part of the city, the venue offers technologically advanced meeting spaces which can facilitate over 230 conference participants. Even though the Stadium has been built in 2011, it has already hosted some of the most prestigious sports and cultural events, such as Klitschko – Adamek boxing match, George Michael Orchestra Symphonica and Queen with Adam Lambert concerts, the Monster Jam car show and of course UEFA EURO 2012™ Football Championships.
The Quarter of Four Denominations, also known as the Four Denominations District or the Site of Mutual Respect is a unique place where Catholics, Protestants, Jews and Orthodox Christians coexist and cooperate smoothly. It was an inspiration to create a "four temples cultural path."
Actions connected with the idea of cultural trail are aimed at restoration of cultural values historically cultivated in this quarter and at showing the present day Wrocław multiculturalism and openness.