Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.

TRAVEL GUIDE | WROCLAW

TRAVEL GUIDE | WROCLAW

We decided to go away for a long weekend and ended up in Wroclaw, Poland. I wanted to go somewhere I have never been before. I have been traveling alot in europe, but mostly in the south. So far I have been to 20 countries in Europe and I am definetly heading for more. I did some research about cities in Poland and found Wroclaw to be the best one! With its elegant historical market square, impressive cathedral, and beautiful riverfront neighborhood, Wroclaw is everything you'd hope an Eastern European city could be. Stunning to look at, buzzing with nightlife, and culturally vibrant, it's a fantastic urban destination. 

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HOW TO GET THERE:

In Norway it is only Wizzair that have direct flights to Wroclaw. We traveled from Torp and even tho the plane was small it was ok for 1,5 hour ride.

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WHERE TO STAY:

I always use booking.com when I look for places to stay. They offer good prices and rewards that benefits you. Click here to get 15 euroes when you book your first stay. I found Novotel Wroclaw Centrum there and it was a perfect match. Friendly staff, quiet rooms, good food at the restaurant, clean and comfy beds. 

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HOW TO MOVE AROUND:

I can't lie, I am a big fan of Uber and in Poland it was cheap! 20-40 kr or 3-5 dollars for 10-15 min ride. So much faster and easier than public transport. 

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THINGS TO DO:

Old Market Square. Known locally as Rynek, the Old Market Square is Wroclaw's charming civic core. Dating back to the medieval era, Rynek has been a thriving marketplace for centuries, but it's not as ancient as it might seem. From the immense Old City Hall to the tiny flogging post used to punish criminals, everything you see was reconstructed after the siege of Wroclaw in 1945. And no expense was spared. These days, the Town Hall contains a magnificent art collection, while Plac Solny contains a flower market that almost never closes. With so many wonders to enjoy, you'd never know the area had such a turbulent past.

 

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Ostrów Tumski. Literally meaning "Cathedral Island" in Polish, Ostrów Tumski is the oldest section of Wroclaw and is home to a wealth of historical treasures. Crossing over the bridge and down Katedralna, visitors are transported to another Poland entirely - one where religion ruled the roost, but not entirely (the famous libertine Casanova lived here for a few years too). 

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(me with my new hat I bought from an old polish lady at the market square)

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WHERE TO EAT:

OK, this is my favorite part. I always do alot of research because I'm sick of just walking around looking, with low blood sugar and just end up some place that is "just ok" or simply shitty. Happend too many times. Food is something you should enjoy and good restaurants stays in my heart forever :)

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Central cafè.
For breakfast check out Central Cafè. This was absolutely delicious and I still think about that pancake. Such a cool vibe there with pancakes, bagles, sandwich, salads, cakes and you name it. Most of it was also organic. 

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CAMPO modern grill.
The first night I booked a table here and it was the best. We ordered beef tenderloin and I swear on my mother I have never tasted a better steak in my life. The staff was so friendly and sweet and the atmosphere was just stunning. 

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O' sole Mio. 
A polish girl I met recommended this for us and it was delicious. Lovely pasta, cosy italian vibe and cheap prices.

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Locals standing in line outside a bakery. Try it!

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WHERE TO SHOP:

They don't really have a shopping street in Wroclaw, so we ended up inside malls. The best one were Magnolia with 260 stores and The Fashion Outlet. 

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I recommend you to go! You're going to Love Wroclaw. 

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BOUJEE IN FAUX

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