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4 Free (Almost) Things To Do In Wroclaw

Wherever you are visiting in the world, there is always somewhere you can go where you will find great things to do for free. I’ve written about such places in cities both cheap and expensive, and now it’s the turn of Wrocław in Poland. Here’s your first free experience before we get down to the nitty gritty: how to pronounce the place you’re visiting! Because if you say what you see it’ll come out something like raw-claw, and according to Bernie from Fluent in 3 Month, you’ll only earn yourself blank expressions or disdainful looks. So I saved you the trouble of looking through language-related websites like Babbel or Listen&Learn to find out how to pronounce this city’s name correctly and here it is, say it with me, here are …things to do in Vrot-suarv

Follow the gnomes…
Around the city are dotted some 300 gnome or dwarf-like characters, none more than waist height. These krasnoludek figurines started appearing as a protest against the Communist regime back in the 80’s, but have since turned into a beloved tourist attraction for young and old. There is a little gnome shop where you can pick up some gnome memorabilia, and they also have their own website where you can check out their profiles. There isn’t really a better way to wander around the city exploring than hunting down these gnomes!

Visit Centennial Hall…
The Centennial Hall is thought of as one of the greatest architectural achievements of the 20th century. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and though you might have to pay to attend certain exhibitions, it never costs a penny to have a nosey from the outside, does it? The grounds are just stunning, and you’ll be spoilt for selfie opportunities trying to capture the perfect angle to fit in the hall’s dome. And depending on the time of year you visit there are also often concerts and other live events here that, well. There’s nothing to stop you listening to for free, is there?

Wander the Rynek…
That’s Market Square to you and me. This beautiful old town corner is stuffed with tiny cobbled streets to get lost on, multi-coloured faceted buildings, and more architecture than you’ll have time to absorb. The square is lined with cafes and bars should you feel like parting with some precious złoty, but between the buskers, free walking tours, and various free exhibitions that tend to be held here throughout the year, you have plenty to keep you busy without spending a thing.

Experience the Wrocław Multimedia Fountain…
Honestly. If you think a little night time entertainment has to involve parting with your hard-earned cash, clearly you’ve never been here before! Okay, you can also enjoy the show every hour on the hour throughout most of the day, but there is something special about seeing this place lit up at night. There are 300 water jets creating geysers and water mists as well as a ton of other shapes. And all of these are highlighted with a light display that’s set in time to music. As water fountains go, this is the most stunning one I’ve ever seen. Though it’s a crowd-drawer, so make sure you get there early to see what all the fuss is about!

 

 

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