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Places (POIs) visited during this tour

Place #1
Distance: 0.30mi , Attraction : Historical Landmark
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Krupnicza 15, 50-043 Wrocław, Poland
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City Moat
Fosa Miejska, also known as the "City Moat," is a historic area here in Wrocław Poland. It was once a defensive water-filled moat that surrounded the old city center, including Wrocław's Old Town. The moat was constructed during medieval times to protect the city from potential invaders. Over the years, as the city expanded and modernized, the moat lost its defensive significance and was eventually drained.

One significant element located near Fosa Miejska was the Monument to Stalin. The monument was erected in 1953 during the period of communist rule in Poland. It was a grandiose, imposing structure that depicted Joseph Stalin, the Soviet leader, alongside Polish and Soviet soldiers. The monument was meant to symbolize the close relationship between Poland and the Soviet Union during the post-World War II era.

However, with the changing political climate and the growing discontent with Soviet influence in Poland, the monument became a source of controversy and was eventually dismantled in 1956 during the Polish October protests. The removal of the Stalin Monument marked a significant moment in Wrocław's history and Poland's shift away from Soviet influence.

Today, the area around Fosa Miejska is a peaceful and scenic part of the city, with walking paths and green spaces that invite both locals and tourists to enjoy leisurely strolls and outdoor activities. The history of the Monument to Stalin serves as a reminder of Wrocław's complex and ever-evolving past.

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Place #2
Distance: 0.38mi , Attraction : Entertainment
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423J+W8 Wrocław, Poland
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The Wrocław Opera House
The historic opera house in Wrocław, Poland, is known as the Wrocław Opera, or "Opera Wrocławska" in Polish. This opera house is one of the city's most significant cultural institutions and a prominent venue for opera, ballet, and other performing arts. 

The Wrocław Opera has a rich history dating back to the 18th century when it was originally founded as the "Opera Theater." Over the centuries, it underwent various transformations, rebuildings, and changes of location. The current neo-baroque building that houses the opera company was constructed in the late 19th century.

The opera house's architecture is a stunning example of neo-baroque style, characterized by ornate decorations, grand facades, and a majestic interior. The building's design features a richly decorated foyer, grand staircases, and a beautiful auditorium.

It is the only opera in Poland, which since 1997 has presented “supershows”, spectacles prepared in unconventional, big spaces for thousands of spectators, with hundreds of performers and using monumental sceneries and special effects.


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Tour itinerary stops | Additional places you'll see on this self-guided tour

Map Pin Place 1 City Moat
Map Pin Place 2 The Wrocław Opera House
Map Pin Place 3 Royal Palace and City Museum of Wroclaw
Map Pin Place 4 Plac Solny and Air Raid Shelter
Map Pin Place 5 St. Elizabeth's Church (Kościół Św. Elżbiety)
Map Pin Place 6 Hansel and Gretel Houses
Map Pin Place 7 Cuisine
Map Pin Place 8 John of Nepomuk Statue
Map Pin Place 9 Tenement House with WW2 Bullet Holes
Map Pin Place 10 University of Wroclaw
Map Pin Place 11 Islands of Wroclaw and Oder
Map Pin Place 12 Most Piaskowy Bridge
Map Pin Place 13 Plac Koscielny and Monument to St. Jan Nepomucen
Map Pin Place 14 The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist
Map Pin Place 15 Arch and Pokoju Bridge
Map Pin Place 16 National Museum in Wrocław
Map Pin Place 17 Juliusza Słowackiego Park
Map Pin Place 18 Museum Panorama
Map Pin Place 19 The Architecture Museum in Wrocław
Map Pin Place 20 The Church and Monastery of St. Adalbert
Map Pin Place 21 The Bridge of Penitents
Map Pin Place 22 Dwarf Statues
Map Pin Place 23 Market Square
Map Pin Place 24 Rynek Underground

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